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The Multi-Boot Configuration Handbook by Roderick Smith

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Standards-Based Tools and Protocols

Beyond the freely available software that has been ported to a variety of platforms, there are tools and protocols that are built on standards. In the case of a standards-based tool, the programs available might differ from one OS to another, but they're compatible across platforms because they create common file formats or intercommunicate across a network.

▸ To learn more about file formats used on multiple platforms, see Chapter 14, "Application Data File Formats."

Using TCP/IP Networking

One of the most commonly used standard protocols is that used on the Internet: the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Every modern OS includes support for TCP/IP, and there are even add-on ...

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