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Internet

ISBN-10: 0672315890

ISBN-13: 9780672315893

Edition: 3rd 1999

Authors: Ned Snell

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This tutorial presents a quick and easy way to learn how to access and use the Internet. It covers all aspects, such as setting up your connection, using the Web, searching for information, E-mail, and using Newsgroups.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 6/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.13" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction
Who I Wrote This Thing For
How This Book Is Organized
Things You'd Probably Figure Out By Yourself
One More Thing
Getting Started
What Is the Internet and What Can You Do There?
Understanding the Net (Easy Version)
Making the Net Work: Clients and Servers
What Can You Do Through the Net?
Summary
QandA
What Hardware and Software Do You Need?
Modems--Wherein the Lack of Speed Kills
Choosing a Computer
Getting Internet Software
Summary
QandA
Choosing an Internet Provider
Why Do I Need an Internet Provider?
What's an Internet Account?
What Are My Internet Provider Options?
How Do I Choose?
Summary
QandA
Connecting to the Internet
Keys to Your Account: Username and Password
Using a Signup Program
Setting Up Without a Signup Program
Getting Online
Summary
QandA
Making the Web Work for You
Browsing the Web
About Your "Home Page"
Understanding Web Page Addresses
Going Straight to Any Web Address
Basic Jumping Around
Fussing with Frames
Summary
QandA
Revisiting Places You Like
Changing Your Home Page
Creating Shortcuts to Pages You Like
Reliving Your History
Recalling Addresses You've Typed
Printing and Savings Pages
Summary
QandA
Playing Online Video, Music, and Broadcasts
Understanding Plug-Ins, ActiveX, and Java
Playing Audio and Video
Downloading and Playing CD-Quality Music (MP3 Files)
Summary
QandA
Protecting Your Privacy (and Other Security Stuff)
Smart Surfing
Knowing Who You're Dealing With: Certificates
Protecting Yourself with Browser Security
I Want a Cookie! I Don't Want a Cookie!
Summary
QandA
Finding What You're Looking For
Getting Started with Searching
What's a Search Site?
Can I Really Search the Whole Web?
Where Are the Major Search Sites?
Getting to Know Your Browser's Searching Features
Simple Searching by Clicking Categories
Summary
QandA
Searching for Information
Understanding Searches
Phrasing a Simple Search
Phrasing a Serious Search
Using Multiple Search Sites from One Place
About Site Searches
Summary
QandA
Finding Programs and Files
What's Downloading, Anyhow?
Choosing Files You Can Use
Finding Sites That Help You Find Files
Working with Zip Files
Watching Out for Viruses
Summary
QandA
Finding People
Finding the People-Finding Sites
Using People-Finders Through Your Email Program
People-Finding from Internet Explorer 5
Other Folk-Finding Tips
Summary
QandA
Communicating with Email and Newsgroups
Sending and Receiving Email
Understanding Email Addresses
Setting Up Your Email Program
Getting Around in Your Email Program
Composing and Sending a Message
Receiving Messages
Replying and Forwarding
Using an Address Book
Summary
QandA
Joining a Mailing List
The Two Types of Mailing Lists
Finding a Mailing List
Subscribing to a Mailing List
Contributing to a Mailing List
Observing Proper Netiquette
Adding Personality with Smileys and Shorthand
Summary
QandA
Reading and Posting to Newsgroups
Getting Started with Newsgroups
Reading Newsgroup Messages
Composing and Replying to Messages
Finding and Reading Newsgroup Messages Through Your Browser
Summary
QandA
Emailing Through the Web, Stopping Junk Mail, and Other Tips
Using the Web for Email
Sending "Instant" Messages
Making Better (but Not Free) Internet Phone Calls
Attaching Files to Email Messages
Stopping Junk Email ("Spam")
Summary
QandA
Beyond Browsing
Voice and Video Conferencing
Understanding Conferencing and "Internet Phone Calls"
Setting Up Conferencing
Getting Around in NetMeeting
Answering a Call
Placing a Call
Advanced Conferencing Techniques
Summary
QandA
Chatting Live!
Understanding Internet Chatting
About Microsoft Chat
Joining a Chat Room
Contributing to the Conversation
Summary
QandA
Tools for the Serious User: FTP and Telnet
Downloading Files with FTP
Burrowing Through the Net with Gopher
Using Remote Computers Through Telnet
Summary
QandA
Working Smarter by Working Offline
Reading Web Pages Offline, Anytime
Offline Email and Newsgroups
Summary
QandA
Getting the Most Out of the Internet
Enjoying Safe Family Fun
Choosing a Family Starting Point
Important Family Safety Steps
Online Rules for Kids
Resources for Parents
Censoring Web Content
Summary
QandA
Buying and Selling on the Net
Shop 'til You Drop
Selling on the Net
Buying and Selling Through Online Auctions
Summary
QandA
Creating Web Pages and Multimedia Messages
Understanding Web Authoring
Making Quick Pages with a Wizard
Composing a Page in a WYSIWYG Editor
Publishing Your Web Page
Creating Formatted Email and Newsgroup Messages
Summary
QandA
24 Ways the Internet Can Change Your Life
Find a New Job or Career
Get a Degree or Professional Training
Order Your College Transcript
Find a New Place to Live
Buy (or Rent) Your Dream Home
Get Medical Advice
Track UPS or FedEx Packages
Consult TV Guide
Learn the Next Time Your Favorite Star Will Be on TV
Read Your Local Newspaper
Find Out What's Playing at Your Local Movie House
Learn to Play the Piano
Buy a Car
Rent a Car
Sample CDs Before You Buy
Write Your Congressperson
Order Your Credit Report
Order Federal and State Tax Forms
Form a Corporation
Write Your Will
Play Games
See What's Fun to Do Where You Live--Or Where You're Going!
Avoid Highway Construction Snaggles
Find Out About the Next-Generation Internet: Internet2
Summary
QandA
Appendix
A Fun Web Sites to Visit
Browsers and Other Client Programs
Plug-Ins, Helpers, and Other Browser Accessories
General-Purpose Software Download Sites
Search Engines
Web Authoring Resources
Arts, Culture, and Society
Business
Government
Education
Entertainment/Media
Health
Kid Stuff
Shopping Malls
Sports
Travel
Computer-Related Sites
Glossary
Index