Portales opening roads

1999/02/01 Waliño, Josu - Elhuyar Fundazioa Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

For those who know the Internet, the websites called ‘portals’ are the daily bread. Sites like Yahoo, Excite, Telegrpolis or Kaixo, closer, are those that are known as portals, which we use as Internet access. Many of them, however, are in the process of total renewal and a new generation of portals is being born.

The term portal entered fully into the computer language about a year ago. We will not say that this season has changed the meaning of this word, but it has been completely renewed. So far, Internet portals were websites similar to Yahoo!, with thematic classification, possibility of search, free email, information services, etc. They were offered as soon as the user accesses the Internet. In parallel with the development of technology, and the expansion of the market and competition, these services have been modified. These spaces have special interest in offering everything that the user expects of this service, without losing sight of its attractive appearance.

Go Disney, go

Examples of this are the new portals created. Go Network (beta.go.com) is the result of the partnership between Disney and Infoseek. Although this space is still in evidence, experts consider it an important benchmark, since it is believed that in it you can find most of what the average user can find. In this way, an important part of the time the user will spend on the Internet can do so without leaving the Disney area. Lycos (www.es.lycos.de), Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com) or other national websites such as Telegrpolis (www.telepolis.com). Each of them offers a wide range of possibilities, but always for a certain type of user. An example of this can be the website that has opened a small shop of Huesca mountain material (www.barrabes.com). In a short time it has become the Internet portal and, driven by companies like Microsoft, Intel, HP, want to be the virtual portal of all mountaineers in the world.

Repair computer online

Among the advantages offered by the arrival of new portals, there is no doubt the launch of the company MacAfee. Mac Afee On Line (www.mcafagecom) is one of the so-called smart portals from which we can analyze the state of the computer of our home and solve the problems that can have from the Internet, if we have PC. Through this space from the Internet we can check the hard disk of our computer in search of virus and clean those found. In addition, it provides information about viruses and different ways to avoid them. It also offers services like the virtual shop (more than 30,000 programs), free email, agenda, etc.

The case of Internet portals is similar to that of Sunday newspapers: everyone wants to be in our house and they offer us a lot of supplements and perishable information. In the end, what to use is in our hands, as with the newspapers, and we will take the one closest to our intentions.

Next Pentium III and K7 processors

For commercial reasons, the latest processors developed by Intel will be called Pentium III. Those who until now were known as Katmai, we will see them in the street soon.

Although Intel will develop its processor, contestants have not been left behind. In recent times, Ciryx and AMD companies have known a large market in the processor market developing processors of the same price but better level than Intel's Celeron processor, such as AMD's K6a. Now, the AMD company has started developing the K7 processor with a speed of 1000 MHz. Undoubtedly, the computer goes at more speed.

Apple forward Apple

Due to the change of strategy made by the company in the past year, and unexpected sales of iMac, it seems that the world of Macintosh is coming back on. Proof of this are the new iMac models (4 colors to choose from) and the new G3 that have been released this year. In addition, since the iMac was published about 1,300 programs for Macintosh and more than 100 USB devices. Apple has also opened its online store (www.apple.com/spainstore). Thus we can buy a computer to measure, with or without modem, with CD or DVD player, etc. The website will tell us at the time the price of the configuration we have chosen and in case of purchasing it will send it home in two weeks.

In addition, Apple has launched a campaign for university students around the world. The objective is that students can use advanced tools for the development of computer programs, to which they are offered the possibility of creating new programs for Macintosh and the Internet, undoubtedly is an important investment in the future.

XUXEN II free online

The second version of the spell checker in Euskera Xuxen, developed by the IXA group of the Faculty of Computer Science of San Sebastian, is now available for free. Xuxen is a tool that detects and corrects spelling errors of texts written in Basque. The Royal Academy of the Basque Language-Euskaltzaindia has also introduced all the norms dictated until the summer of 1998. This corrector valid only for Office 97 of Windows can be charged free of charge from the http address://www.euskadi.net/euskara_ponentes

As you write, Xuxen will detect errors and highlight them in red. By placing the cursor over the word that is wrong, you will see the options that are correct. You can also feed your own vocabulary; by adding the entries you also accept the push-ups of those entries. Xuxen does not detect syntactic or semantic errors, so it will give for good ‘I have’ or ‘Me gives’. This corrector has been carried out by the IXA Group of the UPV Faculty of Computer Science in collaboration with UZEI and Hizkia, using the technology of the company Inxight.

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