Pre-installed software that allows for the discovery and setup of local networks
Windows 2003 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000
Bonjour is a program that is used to connect with various networks.
This is a program that takes up little space on the system and is often used as a way to make it easier for devices to connect to networks. Devices and applications are able to find each other when they are on the same network. There is a zero configuration standard, which makes it easy to use with almost any kind of system.
Home systems will likely benefit the most from this type of system as it's one that links multiple systems together. It's also used so that multiple devices that are on different networks can share a printer or another external device. This is a benefit for those who are in school or who work from home and need to print documents from multiple sources. The program was originally designed so that it could detect one network on a certain device or operating system. As the program has grown, the number of networks that can be detected has also grown. Wireless devices will benefit greatly from this program as it allows them to be connected together, making it easier for you to communicate with several people at one time.
Network administrators have management capabilities that aren't seen with other systems. The program does come already installed on some systems. This is a benefit because it can take some time to download and actually install the program before it can be used. However, once it's set up on the system, it runs rather quickly for its size. Sometimes, the program works too well and it will link to everything from music channels to movie streams.