IN THIS CHAPTER
What is "anywhere computing"? Anywhere computing means the ability to use your computer to connect safely and securely - anywhere, without wires! It also means that this is easy: Connecting to the Internet or your own private network anywhere should be no harder than simply turning on your computer.
This book shows you how you can practice anywhere computing.
Before you know it, you'll be using wireless networkingalso called Wi-Fi (short for wireless fidelity)to check your email and surf the Internet poolside at hotels, in airport waiting areas, and at coffee shops and restaurants. You'll also learn how to safely access the resources available on your own networks from these remote locations using Wi-Fi. And, you'll find out how to use wireless technology to set up home or small office networks so that you never again have to string wires (or drill holes in the wall)! In short, anywhere computing will empower mobility in your life.
Intel Centrino mobile technology is a great enabler of anywhere computing. This chapter explains the advantages of the technology and Intel's vision of the mobile future.