How to Use a Proxy

A short tutorial on how to use a proxy.
This is not a list of proxy’s and you need to find one before you can use this. Just go to one of the main search engines and type in “proxy list.” You should have quite a few options come up. Get one of them and highlight the whole bar, right click on it, and click copy. Then on your internet click the tools drop down menu and click on internet options. Go to the tab marked connections. Above the Cancel and Apply buttons there should be a button marked “LAN Settings.” Click on it, and a dialogue box should open.

It will be divided into two parts, but you just want the bottom half. Click on the box the reads: “Use a proxy for your LAN…” Now right click on the top white bar and click paste. Make sure that the port is 80 and also check the box that says: “Bypass proxy server for local addresses.” Click okay and you are back at your home page. Enter any site into the address bar and you will be sent to the proxy homepage instead. Now just enter the website that you want to browse and you are good to go!

Notebook Computers: College Majors May Have Different Minimum Requirements

A brief look at the various schools within one university setting that require different hardware minimum requirements.
What notebook to buy is one question that most parents will be asking sometime in the future as their student or students prepare for college. Previously, I had written an article on how to purchase a notebook for the college student. Perhaps a better question to ask is, "How should the notebook be configured?" After all, this is an expensive purchase and purchasing the wrong notebook can be a real "bummer." Let's look at a few of the "schools" within one university to see just how their requirements differed among the various "schools:"

1. The School of Business, and College of Education and Human Services, and College of Liberal Arts at one major university had the following minimum hardware requirements:

Windows XP Professional or MAC OS10.X Operating Systems
1.4GHz processor (Centrino, P4M, MAC)
60GB or larger Hard Drive
10/100 Ethernet
802.11b wireless network
1GB Flash Drive
Recommend a 3 to 4 yr. service plan on the computer

The College of Fine Arts however, had these minimum hardware requirements for student notebooks:

Mackbook Pro
15 inch display
120GB Hard Drive
Super Drive Recommended
3 year Apple Care Protection Plan recommended;
Within the College of Fine Arts, the music department had the following minimum hardware requirements:

MacBook Pro or Windows XP Professional
80GB Hard Drive
USB Flash Drive
10/100 Ethernet
802.11g wireless
Service plans recommended
As you can see, each college or school within the university may have their own minimum specifications for notebook computer hardware. It is recommended that you speak with the admissions office or the Information Technology Resource Department to obtain the specific minimum hardware requirements.

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