Only Japan has the broadband quality to cope with next-generation internet applications such as video on demand, as well as peer-to-peer file sharing. Most ISPs have used flat rate pricing model. Overselling bandwidth is regular practice. Some ISPs estimate that about 5% of users consume about 50% of the total bandwidth. Top quality broadband nations:
According to study:
Japan's early commitment to investing in broadband made it the only country prepared to deliver the necessary quality for next-generation web applications over the next three to five years.
Without high-quality broadband, we will not be able to take full advantage of the next wave of productivity, collaboration and entertainment that can be gained from the web.
The standard broadband technologies in most areas are DSL and cable modems. However, use of newer technologies such as VDSL, optical fiber connections may make transmission more cost effective in a long run than copper wire technology.
So how do you configure Internet Explorer proxy server settings under Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating systems? We use squid web proxy server to accelerate user experince. All versions of Microsoft Internet Explore can use a proxy server to connect to the Internet. Proxy server will not just speed up browsing but it will provide additional level of security between your computer and the internet.
Let us see how to configure MS-Internet Explorer to use a proxy server over a Local Area Network (LAN) connection. You need following information before configuring proxy server:
Proxy Server IP address
Proxy Server Port number
Proxy server username and password (optional, but some organization use authentication to secure their server)
Internet Explorer proxy server settings
Fire a web browser i.e. Open IE
Click on the Tools menu
Select Internet Options > Select Connections tab Click LAN Settings
Select "Use a proxy server for your LAN" check box
Type the IP address of the proxy server (such as 192.168.1.254).
Type the port number that is used by the proxy server for client connections (by default, 8080 or 3128).
Select the Bypass proxy server for local addresses check box
Click OK > OK to Close the Internet options
Now you can browser the Internet using proxy server.
Popular video sharing site YouTube is testing a new service which allows to view high resolution videos using high speed internet. This feature is currently in testing mode. All you have to do is add a a parameter onto the end of a video's URL (add the &fmt=6 onto the end each url) and you're able to watch it in a higher quality.
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Too bad, I’m a big fan of Harry Potter, someone took digital photographs of every page and released on BitTorrent:
The final book in the Harry Potter series has been leaked to BitTorrent. A torrent with photographs of each page of the American edition of "Deathly Hallows" has shown up on multiple BitTorrent sites. The main complaint that’s coming up in comment threads on these sites is that the quality isn’t great. You can just barely manage to read each page. And as some downloaders promptly noted, a few pages cannot be read at all without editing the images in Photoshop.
I’ve not download but quality is not so good. Another thing is I always enjoy reading while sleeping or Sunday afternoon. I only read technical books or howtos online using digital format. One of my friends downloaded the same just to read it before print copy. He is also going to buy the same when it will hit local stores.