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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 9. Configuring Mobile Functionality in Windows Vista

Introduction to Mobile Computing

Industry studies have shown that mobile computers are the fastest growing computer category. Many consumer and business users are replacing their desktop computers with equally powerful mobile ones. In some vertical markets, palmtops or touch-screen PCs are even replacing laptops. Some power workers even avoid PCs altogether and work strictly from their cell phones.

Often, mobile computers are employed in a variety of situations. A single mobile PC will switch between various “nonwired” configurations—on battery power, with no network, or with a wireless connection—and “wired” configurations—plugged into a wall socket and physical network or in a docking ...

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