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ISBN-10: 0764505084

ISBN-13: 9780764505089

Edition: 5th 1999

Authors: John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Arnold Reinhold

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For novice users, unsure of how to take advantage of the Internet, this completely updated book leads you through the trials of getting on the Internet and provides a reference that explains the World Wide Web, e-mail and associated software.
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.87" wide x 8.46" long x 0.57" tall
Weight: 0.572

How to Use This Book
Finding Things in This Book
The Cast of Icons
Conventions Used in This Book
Where Did That Web Site Go?
Feedback, Please
Getting to Know the Internet
What Is the Internet?
What's So Great about the Internet?
What Services Does the Internet Provide?
Will the Internet Take a Bunch of Your Time?
Getting Started
Hooking Up to the Internet First Class
Cable TV
Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL)
Direct connection
Hooking Up to the Internet Economy
Free e-mail and Internet access services
Network computers
Secondhand computers
Set-top boxes
Smart phones
Libraries and cybercafes
Hooking Up to the Internet Coach
Buying a Computer for Internet Access
Macintosh versus Windows
Desktop versus laptop
This year's model versus last year's model
Making sure that your computer is cable ready
Memory, hard disk, monitor, printer, and backup
Should you upgrade the computer you have?
What should you do with your old computer?
Modem specs
Modem types
"What do the lights on my modem mean?"
Other modem tips
Telephone line tips
Selecting an Internet Service Provider
Value-added online services
Internet service providers
PPP and shell accounts
Software for Internet Access
The Internet and the Year 2000 Problem
Electronic Mail
Abbreviations and Acronyms
ABCs of E-Mail
Electronic etiquette
E-mail caveats
Finding e-mail addresses
Free e-mail
Rejected mail
Accounts on Online Services
"What's my address?"
Host names and domain names
IP addresses
Top-level domains
Port numbers
X.400 addresses
URLs versus e-mail addresses
Smileys and Emoticons
Using America Online (AOL)
Finding an address
Reading incoming mail
Sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages
Using Eudora (Windows and Mac)
Configuring Eudora
Getting incoming mail
Reading incoming mail
Sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages
Reading saved messages
Attaching a file
Using Juno (Windows)
Getting and installing Juno software
Using the address book
Reading incoming mail
Composing and sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages in a folder
Using Netscape (Windows and Mac)
Setting up Netscape for e-mail
Getting and reading incoming mail
Sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages in folders
Reading saved messages
Using Outlook Express
Getting and reading incoming mail
Sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages in folders
Using Pine (UNIX)
Running Pine
Reading incoming mail
Sending new mail
Replying to messages
Forwarding messages
Saving messages to a file
Usenet Newsgroups
DejaNews and Usenet Indexers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Newsgroup Names
News Netiquette
Posting Your First Article
Ramp Up Your Own Newsgroup
Reading News with DejaNews
Searching DejaNews
Using DejaNews as a newsreader
Reading a newsgroup that's not on the list
Subscribing to newsgroups
Unsubscribing from newsgroups
Saving articles
Replying to articles by e-mail
Posting a follow-up article
Posting a new article
Mailing Lists
Addresses Used with Mailing Lists
Finding a Mailing List
Getting On and Off a Mailing List
Lists maintained manually
Lists maintained automatically
Open and Closed Mailing Lists
Receiving Digested Mailing List
Sending Messages to a Mailing List
Special Requests to Mailing Lists
Starting Your Own Mailing List
Using Filters
The World Wide Web
ABCs of the Web
Finding Your Way around the Web
Kids, Porn, and the Web
Access supervision
Buying filtering software
Using an online service with built-in filtering
Plug-Ins, Helper Programs, and ActiveX Controls
WinZip (Windows only)
StuffIt Expander and DropStuff with Expander Enhancer
RealPlayer (formerly RealAudio)
Acrobat Reader
Macromedia Shockwave
Apple QuickTime
Privacy, Security, and Cookies
Secure surfing
Problems and Error Messages
Displaying a page takes too long
Error message "The server does not have a DNS entry"
Error message " has refused your connection" or "Broken pipe"
Error message "404 File Not Found"
Your browser keeps crashing
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
Using AOL to Browse the Web
Starting the browser
Going to a URL
Using bookmarks
Using Internet Explorer to Browse the Web
Running Internet Explorer
Following a hypertext link
Going to a URL
Playing favorites
Go for history
Using Lynx to Browse the Web
Starting Lynx
Browsing with Lynx
Using Netscape Navigator to Browse the Web
Running Netscape
Following a hypertext link
Going to a URL
Using bookmarks
Remembering where you came from
Using Netscape plug-ins
Finding and Using Resources on the Internet
Directories, Search Engines, and Portals
Engines that search
Portal sites
Portals with a twist
Power searching
Search strategies
Great Surfing Ideas
Information Sources
The CIA World Fact Book
Regional information providers
World time
Magazines and Literature
Shareware and Freeware Software
The Info-Mac Archive
Shopping Online from A to Z
Dolls and other collectibles
Electronic auctions
Internet service providers
Overcoats and boots
PCs and accessories
Stocks and bonds
Tapes and CDs
Used cars
Web page design
Yankees tickets
"Should You Give Out Your Credit Card Number over the Internet?"
The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software (TUCOWS)
Telephone Directories
Uncompressing and Decoding Retrieved Files
.gz and .z
Usenet Search Engines
Online Communication
Chatting Online
Conversations: They can be hard to follow
Etiquette for chatting
Safe chatting
Smileys, abbreviations, and emoticons
Weeding out disruptive chatters
Chatting on America Online (AOL)
Beginning to chat
Rooms with a view
Choosing a screen name
Filing a complaint
Instant messages
Private rooms
Buddy Lists
Making sounds
Getting ICQ
Making contact
Let's chat
Taking a message
Filing a complaint
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Starting IRC
Picking a server
Issuing IRC commands
IRC channels
Joining a channel
Leaving a channel
Listing available channels
Choosing an IRC nickname
Holding a private conversation
Starting your own channel
Types of channels
Filing a complaint
Getting more info
Web-Based Chat
MUDs and MOOs
Using MUDs
Finding MUDs
Getting started in MUDs
Internet Telephony
Advanced Topics
Encryption and Internet Security
Public-key cryptography
The politics of cryptography
How secure is public-key cryptography?
Key size
Government access to keys and key recovery
Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator
Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger
Pretty Good Privacy
Obtaining a copy of PGP
Getting started with PGP
Public-key Infrastructure
Passwords and pass phrases
Java and Network Computers
Java applets
Network computers
Internet Radio
Creating Your Own Web Home Page
Why would you want your own home page?
Building your page
Tips for effective Web pages
Web page maintenance
HTML editors
Creating a home page on America Online
Publicizing your page
Link exchanges and Webrings
META tags
Starting a Business on the Web
Classic Internet
Using FTP programs
Navigating files and directories
Uploading and downloading files
Using telnet from a Winsock or MacTCP program
Connecting to remote computers
Disconnecting from remote computers
UNIX commands
Using Gopher to Cruise Gopherspace
Internet Country Codes
Techie Talk
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