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Internet for Dummies Quick Reference

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ISBN-10: 0764516450

ISBN-13: 9780764516450

Edition: 8th 2002 (Revised)

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

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The Internet is an active medium. You can't just sit and watch it like television; you have to try things, poke around, and find the sites, information, and people that you need and enjoy. The Internet For Dummies Quick Reference, 8th Edition, puts you on the road to online discovery and keeps you on track by showing you how to Buy the right computer hardware for Internet access Select an Internet Service Provider to make the connection Use popular e-mail programs Get the real deal on privacy, security, and cookies Buy and sell on the Internet Speak the online language with glossary guidance This down-to-earth reference includes all the tasks and resources you really need, lies flat on…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The Big Picture: The Internet
What You See: The Browser Window
What You See: An E-Mail Message
Toolbar Table
The Basics: Logging In
The Basics: Reading Your E-Mail
The Basics: Using E-Mail Toolbars
The Basics: Composing an E-Mail Message
The Basics: Working with Addresses
What You Can Do: Search the Web
What You Can Do: Buy Something
What You Can Do: Send an Instant Message
What You Can Do: Make a Personal Web Page
What You Can Do: Send Someone Money
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 All Your Free Time?
Getting Started
Hooking Up to the Internet with Broadband
Hooking Up to the Internet Cheap
Hooking Up to the Internet By Dial-Up
Investing in a Computer for Internet Access
Selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Software for Internet Access
Electronic Mail
ABCs of E-Mail
Acronyms, Smileys, and Emoticons
America Online and CompuServe Addresses
Using America Online (AOL)
Using Eudora (Windows and Mac)
Using Netscape Mail (Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX)
Using OS X Mail (Mac)
Using Outlook Express (Windows and Mac)
Using Pine (Linux and UNIX)
Usenet Newsqroups
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Google Groups and Usenet Indexers
Newsgroup Names
Newsgroup Netiquette
Posting Your First Article
Ramping Up Your Own Newsgroup
Reading Newsgroups with a Newsreader
Mailing Lists
Addresses Used with Mailing Lists
Finding a Mailing List
Getting On and Off a Mailing List
Open and Closed Mailing Lists
Receiving Digested Mailing Lists
Sending Messages to a Mailing List
Sending Special Requests to Mailing Lists
Starting Your Own Mailing List
Using Filters to Sort Your Mailing List Messages
The World Wide Web
ABCs of the Web
Bookmark or Save?
Finding Your Way around the Web
Kids, Porn, and the Web
Plug-Ins, Helper Programs, and ActiveX Controls
Privacy, Security, and Cookies
Problems and Error Messages
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
Using AOL to Browse the Web
Using Internet Explorer to Browse the Web
Using Netscape Navigator to Browse the Web
Finding and Using Resources on the Internet
Directories, Search Engines, and Portals
Excellent Surfing Ideas
Free, Free, Free!
Information Sources
Magazines and Literature
Music Online
Selling Online
Shareware and Freeware Software
Shopping Online from A to Z
"Should I Give Out My Credit Card Number over the Internet?"
Telephone Directories
Uncompressing and Decoding Retrieved Files
Live Online Communication
Chatting Online
America Online (AOL) Chat Rooms
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
MUDs and MOOs
Voice and Video over the Net
Web-Based Chat
Windows Messenger
Yahoo Messenger
Advanced Topics
Encryption and Internet Security
Java and Network Computers
Internet Radio and TV
Creating Your Own Web Home Page
Starting a Business on the Web
Classic Internet
Telnet and SSH
Internet Country Codes
Glossary: Techie Talk