Over the Road Wireless For Dummies. Wiley

by E. Phil Haley

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About the Author
E. Phil Haley is a truck driver and equipment operator living in Anchorage,
Alaska, and writes articles about wireless Internet access and security. Phil
first started driving trucks in September 1979, and his most recent overthe-
road experience has been with Leavitt’s Freight Service of Springfield,
Oregon, where he enjoyed the challenge of hauling long loads. During his
over-the-road adventures, he travels with two laptops (one for work and one
for fun), a handful of wireless adapters, more antennas than any one person
should own, and a wireless signal amplifier (just in case). When he’s not driving
or surfing the Web, he can usually be found in one truck stop or another
extolling the virtues of wireless Internet access to anyone in earshot or helping
a new convert get set up for wireless Net surfing. Phil also maintains (or,
more often, fails to maintain) theCyberTruckStop.com.

Author’s Acknowledgments
A lot of people at Wiley Publishing worked as hard, or harder, than I did to
produce a book that provides solid, accurate, useful, and usable information.
Acquisitions Editor Melody Layne presented me with the opportunity to
author this book and, for that, I’ll be forever grateful. Further, the initial guidance
of Melody Layne, Editorial Manager Leah Cameron, and Project Editor
Becky Huehls, each of them giving me important pointers, got this book
started off on the right foot. I feel particularly fortunate to have had Becky
Huehls assigned as the Project Editor. To say that I’m thankful for the work
she so skillfully performed, and for her guiding hand, is an understatement of immense proportion.

A few others at Wiley Publishing to whom I’m grateful for their contribution
of hard work and application of skill include Senior Copy Editor Barry Childs-
Helton, Copy Editor Heidi Unger, and Copy Editor Virginia Sanders. They all
made sure that, among many other things, my misuses of the English language
got put right and rendered readable. Technical Editor Steven Fletcher pointed
me back toward the path of accuracy whenever I strayed. Project Coordinator
Jennifer Theriot ensured the illustrations and layout went smoothly, while
Ms. Brooke Graczyk took my chicken scratch drawings and turned them into
useful works of art. (I don’t know how she did that.)

Flying J Communications, Bill Bingaman of Highway Hotspots, Michael
Ginsberg of EVDOinfo.com, Bill Adams of InternetAnywhere.us, Max Mattia of
OrbitalEnterprises.net, Brian Shaffer representing RaySat, Rebecca Schnall at
Sirius Radio, and Fritz Roland Bjorklund at the Drivers Daily Log, all made
contributions and my thanks go out to them.

Finally, I’m thankful for, and grateful to, my wife; Sue Ann Haley. There’s just
no way I could’ve completed this book without her help and support. She
never lost faith in my abilities, even when I was sure she was imagining their
existence. I thank God for her every day.


Introduction

The other day I was watching The Andy Griffith Show. It was an episode
I’ve probably seen ten thousand times. (You think I’m exaggerating, don’t
you? There’s a reason I own TAGS on DVD.) Andy was using a phone stuck on
the wall in his kitchen to talk with Aunt Bea, who was in Mt. Pilot. In order to
let Opie talk to her, Andy had to lift him up to the mouthpiece. When I first
started lugging a laptop around the country with me, I felt kind of like Andy
and Opie; I had to bring the laptop to the phone if I wanted to connect to the
Internet — and the phone wasn’t always located in the most comfortable or convenient places.

All that changed for me when truck stops began offering the possibility of
making a wire-free connection to the Internet. Suddenly, from almost anywhere
in the facilities or on the lot, I could get online easily (what a concept).
I love the freedom afforded me by having the option of making a wireless connection
to the Internet — and now, whether you’re traveling the highways in
a truck or RV, using the facilities of (say) a campground or truck stop, it’s
possible for you to enjoy that freedom, too.

About This Book
There are, quite literally, millions of books — and they collectively contain
more information than any one person could ever hope to comprehend. Just
for the sake of argument, though, let’s say you had, in fact, both read and
comprehended all that information. . . . So what? Knowledge is only half the
battle. At some point in time, for knowledge to be an asset, you’ve got to get
up out of your chair, walk out of the classroom, and actually do something with that information.

Among this book’s goals is a dual purpose: (1) providing you with both the
information you need about the whys and wherefores of making a wireless
Internet connection in an over-the-road environment, and (2) showing you
some ways you can use that knowledge to meet specific Wi-Fi needs in the real world.

By the way, this book does make reference to a lot of Wi-Fi paraphernalia —
including hardware, software, and services that can make your over-the-road
lifestyle easier, better, or more fun (at least where computers or electronics
are concerned). But don’t think you absolutely must have everything all at
once. I recognize that everyone’s needs and desires are different; you might
need or want some items now, some later, and some never. I offer all these
marvels for your consideration — and I do my best to provide enough information
so you can decide whether any product, program, or service deserves
a place in your Internet toolbox.

Foolish Assumptions
Ever since I was a kid — after my dad first showed me how the word “assume”
breaks down — I’ve been hesitant to make assumptions, believing them all to
be foolish. But I’m going out on a limb here; for the sake of writing a useful
book, I assume that
You’re seriously considering the inclusion of a computer in the list of
equipment that accompanies you in your over-the-road travels.
Your computing experience ranges from “Yes, I’m aware that computers
do exist” to “I use a computer at home and in my business every day.”
You want to make secure, wire-free connections to the Internet from various
locations on or near the highways and byways of our great country.

How This Book Is Organized
I first read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath while in high school and,
since that time, I’ve wanted to write The Great American Novel. This isn’t it,
but that’s okay, because it isn’t a novel (great or otherwise), and you don’t
have to read it like one. If you like, you can start at the end or read the chapters
you find most interesting first. The whole book is a beginning, of sorts —
and, as such it doesn’t really have an ending as long as your over-the-road
adventure goes on. (Whoa. Deep.) I did, however, organize the parts and
chapters in a way that builds logically, to a certain extent, from one subject
to another — so if you’re a beginner (or just new to Wi-Fi), you might want to
read the book one chapter after the other.

Additionally, even if you’re relatively experienced, you might want to read
chapters containing information that you’re familiar with. After all, in the words
of R. Buckminster Fuller, “You can never learn less; you can only learn more.”
2 Over-the-Road Wireless For Dummies
This book is broken up into seven parts, each part is made up of two to four
chapters — and that’d be them coming up now. . . .
Part I: The Wonderful World of Wireless Fidelity
If you’re just getting your feet wet with wireless Internet connectivity, you
may have questions ranging from “How does wireless work?” to “How do I get
started?” In this part, I help you to
Discover the basics of wireless Internet access, as well as ways in which
it can enhance your over-the-road computing experience (Chapter 1).
Identify the various wireless standards and decide which standard most
suits your needs (Chapter 2).
Find and buy hardware devices that are especially well suited for use in
your over-the-road environment (Chapter 3).
Get your wireless gear set up and running smoothly (Chapter 4).
Part II: Surfing the Net Unplugged
After you’ve got your gear sorted out and set up, you’re ready to surf the Net
without wires. In this part, I help you to
Identify and use the directories and devices that can get you to friendly
locations from which to make a wireless connection to the Internet (Chapter 5).
Set up an account, get connected at the hotspot of your choice, and
handle issues like troubleshooting and e-mail (Chapter 6).
Part III: Bridging the Wireless Gap
Even though wireless Internet access is a rapidly spreading phenomenon, there
are still a few gaps in coverage. In this part, I take a look at some methods you
can use to make an alternate connection. For example, I help you to
Discover some ways cellular data services and equipment can help you
connect your computer to the Internet when there’s not a hotspot — or
even a building — in sight (Chapter 7).
Use dialup effectively, efficiently, and enjoyably when it’s your only hope
of getting connected. I also tell you about a product that can make dialup
a lot more convenient to use. (It’s all in Chapter 8.)
Explore the potential of using a satellite to make your connection to the Internet (Chapter 9).
Part IV: Securing Your Information
When you’ve made a wireless Internet connection, it’s nice to know there are
steps you can take to make it secure. In this part I show you how to
Identify and neutralize threats to your security (Chapter 10).
Easily encrypt your data and information (Chapter 11).
Make a secure connection, from a remote location, to a computer at your
home or office (Chapter 12).
Part V: Taking Care of Business
Communication and paperwork are tenets of business — and, by using your
computer and the Internet, your over-the-road office can help you be more
efficient and increase your profits. In this part, I explore:
Making low-cost calls over the Internet (Chapter 13).
Finding and using various tools that can help you increase your income,
save time, save more money, and maintain records (Chapter 14).
Part VI: Entertaining Electronics
You can’t spend all your time working! In this part, I help you find a few ways
to relax and have some fun with your electronic devices. 
For example, I tell you a little bit about
Getting and using satellite radio (Chapter 15).
A few ways to use your computer as an audio-and-video entertainment center (Chapter 16).
Part VII: The Part of Tens
Every For Dummies book includes a Part of Tens, and this one’s no exception.
In Chapters 17 and 18, I take a look at ten (or so) ways to accessorize your
over-the-road electronics and ten free software applications that can enhance
your computing experience. Check ’em out.

Conventions Used in This Book
Fortunately, for both you and me, the editors of this book have taken great
pains to ensure that certain conventions are consistently applied throughout
this book. Conventions assist in avoiding confusion by standardizing certain
elements of a book. A few of the conventions used here include the following:
New terms — such as conventions — are presented in italics and then
either defined or explained in the text that follows.
A URL (Web address), or anything you need to type into a text-entry
field, is presented in monofont; like this: www.jiwire.com.
Italics are also used as placeholders in a URL, and might look like this:
Arrows indicate a continuity of activity, usually a sequence of mouse
clicks. Choose File➪New, for example, means to click the File menu and
then choose the New option on that menu.


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Contents at a Glance
Introduction
Part I: The Wonderful World of Wireless Fidelity
Chapter 1: Taking the Wi-Fi Highway
Chapter 2: Selecting a Standard
Chapter 3: Gearing Up
Chapter 4: Putting Your Gear Together
Part II: Surfing the Net Unplugged
Chapter 5: Spotting Hotspots
Chapter 6: Using Truck– and RV–Friendly Hotspots
Part III: Bridging the Wireless Gap
Chapter 7: Cellular Data Services: Can You Connect Me Now?
Chapter 8: Reattaching the Wired Tether
Chapter 9: Sky-High Wi-Fi
Part IV: Securing Your Information
Chapter 10: Taking Common–Sense Steps to Security
Chapter 11: Encrypting Data
Chapter 12: Accessing Your Home PC Remotely
Part V: Taking Care of Business
Chapter 13: Talking Cheap with VoIP
Chapter 14: Managing the Over-the-Road Office
Part VI: Entertaining Electronics
Chapter 15: Extra-Terrestrial Radio
Chapter 16: Taking the Show on the Road
Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 17: Ten Must–Have Travel Accessories
Chapter 18: Ten Fantastic Free Applications
Index


Table of Contents

Introduction..............
About This Book.............
Foolish Assumptions ............
How This Book Is Organized............
Part I: The Wonderful World of Wireless Fidelity ...
Part II: Surfing the Net Unplugged.....................
Part III: Bridging the Wireless Gap ............
Part IV: Securing Your Information ...
Part V: Taking Care of Business .........
Part VI: Entertaining Electronics ..............
Part VII: The Part of Tens ................
Conventions Used in This Book ..
Icons Used in This Book.......
Part I: The Wonderful World of Wireless Fidelity .............7
Chapter 1: Taking the Wi-Fi Highway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Why Wireless? ..................................................................................................9
Exploring the advantages....................................................................10
So . . . what, no disadvantages? ..........................................................11
Examining your options.......................................................................11
Taking the plunge .................................................................................12
The Nuts and Bolts of Wi-Fi ..........................................................................12
CB radios for computers .....................................................................12
What the heck is a hotspot?................................................................14
Deciding on the Best Route ..........................................................................15
If you’re a trucker .................................................................................15
If you’re an RVer....................................................................................16
Chapter 2: Selecting a Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Matching Purpose to Standard.....................................................................17
Defining your primary purpose..........................................................18
Identifying secondary goals ................................................................18
Focusing on the Front-Runners ....................................................................19
802.11a: Connecting over short distances ........................................20
802.11b: Opting for the basic standard .............................................20
802.11g: The speedier standard..........................................................20
802.11n: Looking to the future ............................................................21
Ensuring Compliance and Compatibility ....................................................21
Speed Limits on the Cyberhighway .............................................................24
Measuring speeds in cyberspace .......................................................24
Comparing advertised and actual wireless speeds .........................25
Comparing common Internet-connection speeds............................26
Picking the Standard That Meets Your Needs ............................................27
Chapter 3: Gearing Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Surveying Your Needs Before You Shop......................................................29
Living Large with a Laptop............................................................................31
Ensuring wireless capability ...............................................................32
Employing a Wi-Fi-friendly operating system ...................................33
Scouting out durability ........................................................................34
Keeping Life Compact with a PDA................................................................35
Deciding on an operating system.......................................................37
Picking a PDA ........................................................................................38
Considering your wireless options ....................................................41
Customizing with a browser, mouse, and keyboard ........................41
Getting more PDA info .........................................................................42
Adapting Your Laptop or PDA for Wireless ................................................43
Looking at enhanced-performance laptop adapters........................45
Perusing PDA adapters........................................................................48
Extending Your Range....................................................................................48
Comparing directional and omni-directional antennas...................49
Choosing an indoor versus an outdoor antenna..............................50
Checking out example antennas.........................................................52
Getting cables and connectors...........................................................53
Combining power and sensitivity in a kit..........................................54
Chapter 4: Putting Your Gear Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Getting Ready to Install a Wireless Adapter ...............................................55
Read the instructions...........................................................................56
Addressing the Wireless Zero Configuration utility.........................56
Eliminating conflict between integrated wireless
and wireless adapters ......................................................................59
Installing a Wireless Adapter (Laptop) .......................................................60
Installing the drivers ............................................................................60
Running the adapter’s connection utility..........................................62
Installing a Wireless Adapter (PDA) ............................................................64
Setting up the PDA or Pocket PC........................................................64
Updating drivers and firmware...........................................................66
Attaching an External Antenna.....................................................................66
Setting up an outdoor omnidirectional antenna ..............................67
Setting up an outdoor directional antenna .......................................72
Setting up an indoor antenna..............................................................73
Putting an External Amplifier in the Mix .....................................................74
Installing for intermittent use .............................................................75
Installing for constant use...................................................................75
Part II: Surfing the Net Unplugged...............................77
Chapter 5: Spotting Hotspots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Checking Wireless Directories......................................................................79
Getting the most out of online directories........................................80
Putting a directory on your device ....................................................81
Using Wireless Network Detectors ..............................................................81
Shopping for a Wi-Fi detector .............................................................82
Sniffing out a signal ..............................................................................84
Putting Network Detection Software to Work.............................................84
Adding NetStumbler to a laptop.........................................................85
Configuring NetStumbler.....................................................................87
Finding a network.................................................................................89
Using ’Stumbler to aim your antenna ................................................90
Adding MiniStumbler to your PDA.....................................................92
Chapter 6: Using Truck – and RV – Friendly Hotspots . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Evaluating Your Choices ...............................................................................93
Truck stops and travel centers...........................................................95
RV parks and campgrounds................................................................97
Hotels, motels, and cafés.....................................................................99
Making the Connection................................................................................100
Using the WZC utility to connect .....................................................100
Using connection management software ........................................102
Setting up an account ........................................................................104
Getting logged on ...............................................................................104
Being a good neighbor.......................................................................105
Troubleshooting Your Connection.............................................................106
Identifying global issues ....................................................................106
Checking the simple stuff ..................................................................107
Releasing and renewing your IP address.........................................109
Getting the “Page cannot be displayed” message..........................109
Configuring TCP/IP to use DNS.........................................................111
Eliminating conflicts ..........................................................................112
Using E-Mail at a Hotspot ............................................................................113
Exploring your options......................................................................114
Comparing a few free Web mail services.........................................115
Configuring an e-mail client ..............................................................117
Part III: Bridging the Wireless Gap.............................121
Chapter 7: Cellular Data Services: Can You Connect Me Now? . . . .123
Choosing Your Tools....................................................................................124
Which will it be — data card or cellphone?....................................125
Choosing a carrier..............................................................................126
Comparing speeds and standards....................................................126
Sorting through the services ............................................................127
Connecting with a Cell Data Card ..............................................................128
Making the hardware choice.............................................................129
Setting up a data card........................................................................131
Logging on ...........................................................................................133
Connecting with Your Cellphone ...............................................................133
Making the connection via data cable .............................................134
Making the connection with Bluetooth ...........................................140
Combining Wi-Fi and Cellular .....................................................................144
Boosting Your Signal....................................................................................145
Finding Additional Information ..................................................................146
Chapter 8: Reattaching the Wired Tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Preparing for Travel.....................................................................................147
Delving into Dialup.......................................................................................148
Dialup Unplugged (Kind Of) .......................................................................151
Comparing wireless dialup modems................................................151
Using the WiFlyer ...............................................................................154
Chapter 9: Sky-High Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Surfing with a Satellite: The Basics............................................................161
How do satellite connections work? ................................................162
The limiting factors ............................................................................164
Surveying the Known Universe of Options...............................................165
Manually deployed systems..............................................................166
Auto-deployed VSAT systems ...........................................................167
Deciding which system suits you.....................................................169
Going the DIY Route.....................................................................................171
Becoming a certified installer ...........................................................171
Purchasing the pieces........................................................................173
Aiming your dish without screaming...............................................174
Getting a Self-Pointing VSAT Installed .......................................................175
Finding a dealer ..................................................................................175
Getting support...................................................................................176
Receiving TV, Too.........................................................................................177
Part IV: Securing Your Information .............................179
Chapter 10: Taking Common-Sense Steps to Security . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Identifying Security Threats .......................................................................182
Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts ..................................................................183
Avoiding the evil twin ........................................................................183
Uncovering hidden extensions .........................................................187
Protecting against drive-by spyware ...............................................190
Understanding EULAs........................................................................192
Protecting Your Data....................................................................................192
Locking up your laptop .....................................................................192
Password protecting your laptop.....................................................193
Closing the file-sharing door.............................................................196
Vaccinating against viruses...............................................................198
Using Built-in Security Features .................................................................199
Using Windows Security Center .......................................................200
Keeping your operating system up-to-date.....................................202
Blocking the Bad Guys with a Firewall ......................................................203
Finding a firewall ................................................................................204
Setting up a personal firewall ...........................................................204
Employing a Virtual Private Network ........................................................207
What’s a VPN? .....................................................................................208
Examining SpotLock by JiWire..........................................................209
Chapter 11: Encrypting Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Examining Data Encryption ........................................................................213
Exploring the advantages..................................................................214
Perusing the possibilities ..................................................................215
Getting Started with Cryptainer LE ...........................................................216
Downloading and installing the program........................................216
Setting up Cryptainer.........................................................................216
Encrypting Files............................................................................................217
Creating an encrypted vault .............................................................217
Moving your files into the vault........................................................219
Accessing your encrypted files ........................................................220
Creating new vaults and other tricks...............................................221
Shutting down Cryptainer LE............................................................222
Sending Encrypted E-Mail or Attachments...............................................222
Encrypting Program Applications..............................................................224
Installing WinGuard Pro.....................................................................225
Using WinGuard Pro...........................................................................225
Using File Encryption in Windows XP Pro ................................................227
Setting up user accounts...................................................................228
Encrypting folders and files ..............................................................228
Decrypting files and folders..............................................................229
Making sure you can access encrypted data..................................229
Chapter 12: Accessing Your Home PC Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Examining Remote Access ..........................................................................232
Why would I want to do this? ...........................................................232
Exploring the possibilities.................................................................233
Using RealVNC..............................................................................................235
Setting up RealVNC ............................................................................237
Setting up Hamachi ............................................................................239
Configuring your network .................................................................241
Controlling the host from a remote location ..................................242
Using Windows XP Pro Remote Desktop ..................................................244
Getting started....................................................................................244
Setting up the host PC .......................................................................245
Preparing your client .........................................................................246
Making the connection ......................................................................246
Getting Your Feet Wet with LogMeIn Free.................................................247
Setting up LogMeIn on your host PC ...............................................247
Configuring firewalls to allow remote access .................................248
Accessing the host remotely.............................................................249
Part V: Taking Care of Business..................................251
Chapter 13: Talking Cheap with VoIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Exploring VoIP ..............................................................................................253
Understanding the basics..................................................................254
Getting started....................................................................................255
Selecting a Service .......................................................................................256
Comparing converter-based services..............................................258
Comparing computer-based services..............................................259
Turning Your Laptop into a Phone.............................................................261
Finding the hardware you need........................................................262
Getting started with Skype................................................................263
Installing Skype software...................................................................263
Configuring Skype ..............................................................................264
Making and Receiving Calls ........................................................................266
Calling another Skype user ...............................................................266
Calling anyone and everyone............................................................267
Setting up Skype to receive calls......................................................269
Chapter 14: Managing the Over-the-Road Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Setting Up Your Office .................................................................................271
Navigating by Satellite .................................................................................273
Ready-to-use GPS devices .................................................................273
Adapting a laptop or PDA for GPS....................................................275
Mounting your device for easy access ............................................277
Using Online Load Matching Services.......................................................279
Comparing the contenders ...............................................................280
Considering alternatives ...................................................................280
Trucking Simplified with Software .............................................................281
Keeping your logbook on your laptop.............................................281
Keeping track of expenses ................................................................283
Managing the Home Front...........................................................................284
Printing Records...........................................................................................285
Choosing a travel printer ..................................................................286
Saving documents for future printing..............................................287
Part VI: Entertaining Electronics ................................289
Chapter 15: Extra-Terrestrial Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Surveying the Satellite Radio Scene ..........................................................292
What does satellite radio have to offer?..........................................292
Comparing content ............................................................................293
Setting up satellite radio ...................................................................294
Evaluating Equipment..................................................................................295
Examining system configurations ....................................................296
Finding the right radio .......................................................................297
Setting Up a Satellite Radio System ...........................................................300
Location, location, location ..............................................................301
Installing the antenna ........................................................................302
Choosing a Plug & Play cradle mount..............................................303
Sending sound to the stereo .............................................................304
Activating the service ........................................................................305
Chapter 16: Taking the Show on the Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Getting Music, Movies and More (Legally) ...............................................308
Putting a Little Music in Your Laptop........................................................309
Finding a media player ......................................................................310
Ripping CDs to your computer.........................................................311
Downloading music files....................................................................313
Subscribing to a music service.........................................................314
Watching Movies on the Road ....................................................................316
Downloading pros and cons..............................................................316
Renting instead of downloading.......................................................318
Streaming TV ................................................................................................320
Getting TV via the Internet................................................................320
Scoping Out Satellite TV..............................................................................322
Settling on a satellite antenna...........................................................323
Setting up the system ........................................................................323
Getting Bookish ............................................................................................324
Part VII: The Part of Tens...........................................327
Chapter 17: Ten Must-Have Travel Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Toting Your Laptop in the Right Luggage..................................................330
Maintaining Your Laptop.............................................................................330
Charging up .........................................................................................330
Keeping your laptop clean ................................................................331
Accessorizing Your Workspace ..................................................................332
Desks without legs .............................................................................332
Mice without tails...............................................................................333
Phones without hands .......................................................................334
Entertaining Accessories ............................................................................334
MP3 players.........................................................................................334
Portable speakers...............................................................................335
Sharing your over-the-road life.........................................................335
Chapter 18: Ten Fantastic Free Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
Enhancing Your Desktop .............................................................................338
Stickies.................................................................................................338
Desktop Sidebar .................................................................................339
Monitoring Your Computer.........................................................................341
LookInMyPC ........................................................................................341
Process Explorer ................................................................................342
Office Productivity Applications................................................................343
AbiWord...............................................................................................344
OpenOffice...........................................................................................345
Viewing Your Destination from Space .......................................................345
Google Earth .......................................................................................346
World Wind..........................................................................................346
Making Music................................................................................................347
Audiograbber......................................................................................347
Audacity...............................................................................................348
Index........................................................................349
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