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I am very happy to present the 100th issue of Nettalk. It is not a great achievement but still it matters me a lot. When I started this, I never thought that I will be able to come up to here . I am very thankful to all of you for your support and encouragement. Again, I have got lots of suggestion to improve further and one of the suggestions was to make it available on the Net. It is my pleasure to announce that now Nettalk will be available on the Net and it can be accessible from http://nettalk2.tripod.com The site is under construction and soon all the issues will be made available through this website. I would like to give special thanks to my friend B Maruthu pandian, trainee in NCSI, IISc for designing the website as well as creating the templates. I also would like to give thanks to my friend T S Prasanna, Librarian, Intel India Development Centre, Bangalore for preparing an overview of all the published issues, which is available from the above-mentioned website.
Again, I am always looking for the support/suggestions from all of you.
Thought of the Week:- "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."
Store Portal:- http://www.storeportal.com/ Free (2.75 MB). Windows NT, 2000, XP and Microsoft Internet Information Server.

Store Portal is a server software for creating a complete Internet Portal. It can be totally configured by the user. The contents of the web pages can be modified rapidly and by several users at the same time with a simple click. It is a modular, Server type software, conceived for working in a business environment in a multi-user mode. It manages the information; implements rapidly the electronic commerce on the portal and makes possible the archiving of documents and files to be shared with other users.

Store Portal works with MySQL Server for Windows or MySQL Server for Linux, through the MyODBC. Store Portal is tested also on database Microsoft Access (c) and Microsoft SQL Server (C). It is composed of several software modules. Each module performs its own function. The Various Modules are -

Users Module: Visitors can register and can gain access to portal after receiving permission from the administrator.

Web Pages and Webeditor Module: To manage the contents of the web pages directly online.

Shop Modules: Everything about Electronic Commerce like Warehouse, Currency, Method of Payment, Orders, Discount etc.

Information Articles Module: To insert text and images anywhere in the page.

Banners Module: Insertion and Positioning of Banners and statistics on the clicks.

Surveys and Suggestions Modules: To carry out rapid online surveys.

Module Slide Show: Insertion of Images with various advanced option.

Download Module (Archive Documentation): Archiving files with description, version, access permission etc.

Forum Module: The Forum Module makes it possible to generate multiple areas of discussion and message-sending both public, for ones own customers, and private, between agents or administrators of the company.

Feedback and Moderation Module: With advanced options like Possibility of relating informative contents present on the web pages with the messages of the Internet users that visit the portal.

Software allows every user to customize his own page with personalized access. In this term, this is a great software for providing on line services as well as for developing a business. Generally it takes lot of time to create a portal but this software saves lot of time and hassles in doing the same. The software supports various levels of security which is essential in any portal.

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Site of the Week:- http://www.netzwissenschaft.de/sem/pool.htm

This page gives more than 4200 Research Essays about the Net. These essays are divided year-wise from 2003 down to 1999. The page also gives good links for Conferences, Research Institutes, Research Projects, Periodicals, Books as well as e-mail addresses of Internet Researchers, Artists and Publicists. A very informative website maintained by Dr. Reinhold Grether.


That's all for this week. See you next week.