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Publisher Comments:

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 your desk so that you can type with both hands, and weighs less than a laptop computer. The latest edition in a regularly updated series covers the newest versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Web browsers, e-mail client software, and other basic Internet tools. You can expect to get the nitty-gritty on

  • Getting into the swim with Web surfing
  • Finding the best online resources for research and support
  • Sending voice and pictures over the Internet
  • Choosing between Windows and Macintosh systems
  • Reading newsgroups and browsing with America Online
  • Tapping shareware and freeware software
  • Uploading and downloading files with ease

The Internet For Dummies Quick Reference, 8th Edition, also introduces you to the whys and wherefores of building and posting a Web page, a document that has its own URL and that can express anything you want to a big, wide world of visitors. Whether the Internet's new territory to you or you've been Web-wise for quite a while, this up-to-date, fast, and fun resource will have you cyber-traveling in style in no time!

Synopsis:

Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Internet essentials at your fingertips!

If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, now thoroughly revised, you get step-by-step advice on how to make the most of the Internet – even if you’ re a complete beginner. Three veteran Internet experts provide crystal-clear explanations of all the basics – e-mail, search engines, shopping online, and more – as well as expanded coverage of broadband connections, instant messaging, and personal Web pages.

The Dummies Way

  • Concise, " get it done" information
  • Helpful alphabetical organization
  • Convenient lay-flat binding
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • A dash of humor and fun

Synopsis:

Quickly covers the essentials of hooking up to the Internet and handling basic duties like sending and receiving email, finding information on the World Wide Web, and communicating with chat, instant messaging, and newsgroups.

Synopsis:

Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Internet essentials at your fingertips!

If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, now thoroughly revised, you get step-by-step advice on how to make the most of the Internet - even if you're a complete beginner. Three veteran Internet experts provide crystal-clear explanations of all the basics - e-mail, search engines, shopping online, and more - as well as expanded coverage of broadband connections, instant messaging, and personal Web pages.

The Dummies Way

* Concise, "get it done" information

* Helpful alphabetical organization

* Convenient lay-flat binding

* Icons and other navigational aids

* A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

John Levine (Trumansburg, NY), Arnold Reinhold (Fresh Pond, MA), and Margaret Levine Young (Cornwall, VT) are all part of the 'Internet Author's Cabal,' organized by John to develop and write technology books to help new PC users.

All the authors are full-time technology writers and teachers. John also lectures on technology issues, especially Internet privacy issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: 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.

PART II: 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.

Modems.

Selecting an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Software for Internet Access.

PART III: ELECTRONIC MAIL.

ABCs of E-Mail.

Acronyms, Smileys, and Emoticons.

Addresses.

America Online and CompuServe Addresses.

Attachments.

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).

PART IV: USENET NEWSGROUPS.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Google Groups and Usenet Indexers.

Newsgroup Names.

Newsgroup Netiquette.

Posting Your First Article.

Ramping Up Your Own Newsgroup.

Reading Newsgroups at Google Groups.

Reading Newsgroups with a Newsreader.

PART V: 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.

PART VI: 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.

PART VII: 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.

Newspapers. 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.

Viruses.

PART VIII: LIVE ONLINE COMMUNICATION.

Chatting Online.

America Online (AOL) Chat Rooms.

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).

ICQ.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

MUDs and MOOs.

Voice and Video over the Net.

Web-Based Chat.

Windows Messenger.

Adding voice, video, and conferencing.

Advanced features.

Yahoo Messenger.

Adding to your Friends List.

Starting a conversation.

Adding video.

Conference calls.

PART IX: ADVANCED TOPICS.

Encryption and Internet Security.

Cryptography.

Public-key cryptography.

The politics of cryptography.

How secure is public-key cryptography?

Key size.

Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator.

Outlook Express and Netscape Messenger.

Pretty Good Privacy.

Obtaining a copy of PGP.

Getting started with PGP.

HushMail.

Public-key infrastructure.

Passwords and pass phrases.

Java and Network Computers.

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.

PART X: CLASSIC INTERNET.

FTP.

About FTP programs.

Navigating files and directories.

Uploading and downloading files.

Windows XP Web Folders.

Telnet and SSH.

Choosing a telnet program.

Connecting to remote computers.

Disconnecting from remote computers.

UNIX and Linux commands.

Appendix: Internet Country Codes.

Glossary: Techie Talk.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764516450
Subtitle:
Quick Reference
Author:
Levine, John R.
Author:
Levine Young, Margaret
Author:
Levine, John R.
Author:
Young, Margaret Levine
Author:
Reinhold, Arnold
Publisher:
For Dummies
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Web - Page Design
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Computers
Series:
For Dummies: Quick Reference (Computers)
Series Volume:
no 11
Publication Date:
20020511
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44x5.88x.62 in. .55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Internet essentials at your fingertips!

If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, now thoroughly revised, you get step-by-step advice on how to make the most of the Internet – even if you’ re a complete beginner. Three veteran Internet experts provide crystal-clear explanations of all the basics – e-mail, search engines, shopping online, and more – as well as expanded coverage of broadband connections, instant messaging, and personal Web pages.

The Dummies Way

  • Concise, " get it done" information
  • Helpful alphabetical organization
  • Convenient lay-flat binding
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • A dash of humor and fun

"Synopsis" by , Quickly covers the essentials of hooking up to the Internet and handling basic duties like sending and receiving email, finding information on the World Wide Web, and communicating with chat, instant messaging, and newsgroups.
"Synopsis" by , Fast answers to frequently asked questions

Internet essentials at your fingertips!

If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, now thoroughly revised, you get step-by-step advice on how to make the most of the Internet - even if you're a complete beginner. Three veteran Internet experts provide crystal-clear explanations of all the basics - e-mail, search engines, shopping online, and more - as well as expanded coverage of broadband connections, instant messaging, and personal Web pages.

The Dummies Way

* Concise, "get it done" information

* Helpful alphabetical organization

* Convenient lay-flat binding

* Icons and other navigational aids

* A dash of humor and fun

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