There are 12 icons in the Internet Tab. Only the Web
Mail option takes you to a further screen, offering links to
Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and AOL web mail services.
Clicking the Web icon unsurprisingly opens up the hugely
Firefox web browser (version 220.127.116.11). The icons
Wikipedia and Internet Radio do not represent applications but
merely links to websites (again using Firefox), the latter of
which is a link to mediaU Player (mediayou.net). I would
have anticipated the eBook icon to have started
up an eBook reader application. Instead it starts up the KDE
File Manager, navigating to the /home/user/My Documents/My Ebooks/
The Messenger icon represents the popular Pidgin
application, a competent graphical Instant Messenger (IM) program that
lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber,
MSN, Yahoo!, and other IM networks.
gives users the opportunity to make free phone calls via the Internet
worldwide. Additional features include instant messaging, file
transfer, short message service, video conferencing and its ability to
circumvent firewalls. The version supplied with the Eee PC
isn't able to make video calls, but it can be upgraded.
The other icons (Network, Wireless Networks, and World Clock) are not
ideal candidates for the Internet tab. The first two
would be better placed in the Settings tab, as they are system
utilities to set up wired and wireless connections. World Clock (KDE
World Clock) also seems rather an odd choice for the Internet tab
bearing in mind
that it is an application that shows which parts of the world are
currently in daylight, and which parts are currently in
night, and doesn't actually require the internet to function.
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Last Updated Sunday, January 13 2008 @ 11:13 AM EST