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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 29. Communicating Over the Internet

The ubiquity of Internet connections—many of them at broadband speeds and always on— provides an ideal medium for instant, interactive communications. E-mail is terrific for communications where you don't need an immediate response. Telephone communications are, of course, essential in business and personal intercourse. Instant messaging with a program like Microsoft Windows Messenger provides a third communications method that offers a number of advantages:

  • It's interactive. You can exchange questions and answers in real time instead ...

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