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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out Deluxe, 9780735618053 by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 36. Communicating Over the Internet

Introducing Windows Messenger 1204

Setting Startup Options 1207

Starting Windows Messenger 1209

Placing or Receiving a Call 1212

Sending and Receiving Files 1225

Using Windows Messenger for Online Meetings 1227

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 ...

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