Our group project of Orkut is a mini project, so we haven't included all the features that are present in the real Orkut, which most of the people use these days on the internet. We have included only basic features that help the users to communicate with each other (for chatting purpose). When user will run our project ORKUT ,then the first frame he will encounter is the 'orkut' homepage .
There are various features on this page such as two text field, two label field and two buttons. The two text fields are of 'username' and 'password', where user can enter his username and password respectively. The two buttons are of 'login' and of 'new user' . If the user is old one then he will type his username and password and hit the login button.
If they match with the database values then the user's homepage will be displayed .If they are not matching, then the frame 'login_failed' will be called .If the user is a new one then he will hit the 'new user' button ,then another frame called 'login' will be displayed. On the left side of this page is the label field where the traditional orkut home page with the photos of creators of orkut project are displayed!!!
Our project works on LAN so its available only to few people having a connection to their local network .The communicating parties should have the necessary software and hardware installed if they are interested to use it.
As our project is done using Java language, the interested users should have proper version of JDK installed which may not be feasible for all the users. We cant put this module on the internet as this is not a website and its not done using HTML (it's done using java programming language and applets are not used by us).
Also putting anything on the internet requires legacy and license agreements(and lot of money).On the other hand the real orkut is more widely used as anybody having an internet connection can use it effectively. No particular hardware or software requirements are required for that, apart from a PC with internet connection. People leaving in any part of the world can communicate with each other if they have an orkut account, whereas our orkut is localized.
Operating System : Windows 2000/XP.
Language used : Java.
Back end : MS Access.
Processor : X86 Compatible processor with 1.7 GHz clock speed.
RAM : 512MB or More.
Hard disk : 20GB or More.
Monitor : VGA/SVGA