Christian Lance M. Yabut
Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP) is a digital media player and
media library application developed by Microsoft that is used for playing audio,
video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft
Windows operating system, as well as on Pocket PC and Windows Mobile-
based devices. Editions of Windows Media Player were also released for Mac
OS, Mac OS X and Solaris but development of these has since been
Yahoo! Messenger is an advertisement-supported instant
messaging client and associated protocol provided by
Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and
can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID"
which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as
Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified
when they receive new email. Yahoo! also offers PC-PC, PC-
Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam
hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by
Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on Microsoft
Windows and Apple's Mac OS X computer operating systems.
PowerPoint is widely used by business people, educators, students, and
trainers and among the most prevalent forms of persuasive technology.
Beginning with Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft revised the branding
to emphasize PowerPoint's place within the office suite, calling it
Microsoft Office PowerPoint instead of just Microsoft PowerPoint. The
current versions are Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows
and 2008 for Mac.
Windows Internet Explorer , is a series of graphical
web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as
part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating
systems starting in 1995. It has been the most widely
used web browser since 1999, attaining a peak of about
95% usage share during 2002 and 2003 with IE5 and
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser
descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by
Mozilla Corporation. Firefox had 22.51% of the recorded usage
share of web browsers as of May 2009[update], making it the
second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide,
after Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine,
which implements most current web standards in addition to
several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions
to the standards.
Microsoft Encarta is a digital multimedia encyclopedia
published by Microsoft Corporation since 1993. As of
2008[update], the complete English version, Encarta Premium
consisted of more than 62,000 articles, numerous photos
and illustrations, music clips, videos, interactivities,
timelines, maps and atlas, and homework tools, and is
available on the World Wide Web by yearly subscription or
by purchase on DVD-ROM or multiple CD-ROMs. Many
articles could also be viewed online free of charge, a service
supported by advertisements.
Paint (formerly Paintbrush for Windows) is a simple graphics painting
program that has been included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows
since its first release. It is often referred to as MS Paint or Microsoft Paint.
The program opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16
color, and monochrome, all with the .bmp extension), JPEG, GIF (without
animation or transparency, although the Windows 98 version, a Windows 95
upgrade, and the Windows NT4 version did support the latter), PNG (without
alpha channel), and TIFF (without the multiple pages). The program can be in
color mode or two-color black-and-white, but there is no grayscale mode. For
its simplicity, it rapidly became one of the most used applications in the early
versions of Windows—introducing many to painting on a computer for the
first time—and still has strong associations with the immediate usability of the
old Windows workspace.