One thing you should know about me: I’m no fan of Windows Vista. Some things about it just annoy me to death, like the unnecessary overhaul of certain interface elements. That said, Vista has a few features I positively love, starting with connection sharing. In other words, you can turn your Internet-connected notebook into a Wi-Fi hotspot for others to share.
This can come in mighty handy if you’re the only one in your group with, say, a wireless modem or wired Ethernet connection. Here’s how to set it up: