The complete idiot's guide to the Internet /
by Peter Kent.
Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c1994.
xv, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.)
1567614140 :
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Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, c1994.
1567614140 :
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Includes index.
System requirements for computer disk: IBM-compatible PC ; MS-DOS.
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Main Description
You're nobody's fool. Youfigure the Internet is more than a place for people who gamble with their credit cards, online chatterers, and celebrity adoration pages, but you've never really explored it. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet, Seventh Edition makes sense of this Web world. From an Internet overview, through email and browsers, and newsgroups and more, this book untangles it all and makes the most of your Internet navigation. Written in a language that speaks to you, makes you laugh, and heck, may even make you money, this best seller has you up and surfing successfully in no time. --Simple explanations about how to work on the Internet --Valuable tips about avoiding common pitfalls --Expert advice about the hottest ways to enhance your Internet possibilities --Easy-to-follow instructions that let you get up and running quickly
Table of Contents
Connecting to the Internetp. 5
Your Connection to the Online Universe: An overview of what the Internet is and how to connectp. 7
Working on the World Wide Web: Getting your browser started so you can surf the World Wide Webp. 23
More Web Basics--Searching, Saving, and More: More Web techniques you need to know: saving stuff, working with the cache, and morep. 39
Understanding Web Programs and File Types: Things you'll find on the Web: frames, programs, different file typesp. 53
Web Multimedia--From Flash to Napster: Sound, video, and animations--the Web comes to lifep. 77
Communicatingp. 95
Sending and Receiving Email: Send your first email message and learn what to do with messages you receivep. 97
Advanced Email--HTML Mail, Voice, and Encryption: Email gets fancy, email gets safe; how HTML mail and public-key encryption will transform emailp. 115
Using Online Chat Rooms: It's not real chatting because you type your messages; but it's a real-time discussion system you'll love (or hate)p. 129
Instant Messaging: The cool new messaging system AOL "went to war over" can help you stay in touch with friends and familyp. 143
Finding and Using Newsgroups: What's a newsgroup? How do you pick one from the thousands? You'll find out herep. 149
More Internet Discussions--Mailing Lists and Web Forums: Thousands more discussion groups, based on the email system and the World Wide Webp. 169
More Ways to Communicate--Net Phones, Conferences, Videoconferences: Advanced communication methods, using your voice and conference systemsp. 181
Setting Up Your Own Web Site: Millions of people are setting up their own Web sites...why not you, too?p. 193
Nifty Web Site Tricks: Find out how to add frames, tables, pictures, and sounds to your Web sitep. 205
Getting Things Donep. 213
Finding What You Need Online: Here's how to find the needle you need in the Internet haystackp. 215
Shopping Online: Find bargains, save time--shop online!p. 227
Making Money on the Internet: The classic Internet question: How do you make money on the Net? Here's howp. 237
Staying Safe on the Internet: Keep your kids (and yourself) out of trouble on the Internetp. 247
Downloading Files (FTP, Go!Zilla, and CuteFTP): Millions of computer files are available online--here's how to get to themp. 263
Accessing the Internet with Cool New Devices: Computers aren't the only devices connected to the Internet--from email devices to elephantsp. 279
Ideas: You've learned how to use the Internet, but what for? This chapter provides ideas on ways to use the Internetp. 289
21 Questions--The Complete Internet FAQ: Questions and answers--from how to get rich on the Internet to why your software won't workp. 301
Resourcesp. 315
Speak Like a Geek--The Complete Archive: You could call it a glossaryp. 317
Windows Internet Features: Windows 98, ME, and 2000 are stacked full of utilities and programs to help you work on the Internetp. 339
All the Software You'll Ever Need: Visit these sites to download enough software to keep you busy for yearsp. 351
Indexp. 357
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