Exploring the Internet 2002

Exploring the Internet 2002

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Make the most of your time on the Internet and quickly become a power-user
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 188 x 235 x 25mm | 903g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130432474
  • 9780130432476

Table of contents

CONTENTS Introduction Why Do I Need A UK Guide To The Internet? xiii How Is This Book Organised? xiv How Should I Use It? xiv Icons & Conventions xv A Few Basic Assumptions xvi PART 1 Getting Online 1 1 Meet The Internet 3 What Is The Internet? 4 People Power 5 What Can I Use It For? 5 The Magnificent Seven - Popular Internet Services 6 Understanding Internet Addresses 8 Domain Names - The Easier Way 8 Dissecting Domain Names 9 Getting Everything To Work Together 10 2 How Can I Get Online? 13 Where Can I Get Internet Access? 14 What Do I Need? 14 Telephone Line 15 Computer 15 Modem 16 Internet Access Account 17 How Much Does It All Cost? 18 Unmetered Access (At Last!) 19 Broadband & Other Connection Options 21 3 Connecting To The Internet 25 Choosing A Service Provider 26 Free Access: Pros & Cons 26 Any Suggestions? 27 Asking Questions - Six Of The Best 28 Choosing Your Username 30 And Now... Subscribe! 31 How Do I Use An Online Service? 33 4 Connection Questions 35 Connecting & Disconnecting 36 ISPs & Dial-Up Accounts 38 Sending & Receiving Email 41 Writing Email 43 PART 2 Finding Your Way Around 47 5 Exploring The World Wide Web 49 A First Look At The Wonders Of The Web 50 Understanding The Web 53 What Do I Need? 55 Start Browsing 56 Anatomy Of A Web Page 57 Links & Colours 58 Charting Your Course On The Web 59 Many Happy Returns - Using Favorites 61 Retracing Your Steps With History 62 The Address Bar & URLs 62 Understanding URLs 64 Sometimes Things Go Wrong... 66 What Next? 67 6 Mastering Your Web Browser 69 Customising Your Browser 70 Double Glazing - Opening A New Window 72 Right-click For Easy Surfing 73 Saving Files From The Web 75 Saving Page Elements 75 Saving Other Types Of Files 76 Configuring Your Browser - Automatic Or Manual? 79 Using Internet Shortcuts 80 Browse Faster Using The Cache 81 Tweaking The Cache Settings 82 Which Option Should I Use? 83 Do Your Browsing Offline 84 Take Control of AutoComplete 86 7 Finding Your Way On The Web 89 Finding A Search Site 90 Using A Search Engine 91 Searching The Web Directories 94 Which Search Site Is Best? 96 AltaVista UK 96 Google 97 Yahoo! UK 98 UK Plus 99 Family-Friendly Searching 99 Searching Made Faster &Friendlier 100 Yellow Pages - Searching For Businesses 102 Easy Web Searching With Internet Explorer 104 Or... Just Guess! 104 Surf's Up! Now Where Shall I Go? 106 8 Exchanging Messages By Email 109 Why Should I Use Email? 110 Everybody's First Question 110 Understanding Email Addresses 111 What Do I Need? 112 Setting Up Your Email Program 114 Sending An Email Message 116 I've Got New Mail! 119 Replying & Forwarding 120 Getting Attached - Sending Files Via Email 121 Attachments That Use a Different Conversion Method 124 What Else Should I Know About Email? 125 Address Books 125 Signatures 126 Emoticons & Acronyms 126 Undelivered Email 128 Other Email Bits & Pieces 129 Email Netiquette 131 Web-based Email 131 Finding People On The Net 133 Flick Through The White Pages 133 Back To The Search Engines 135 Finding Phone Numbers & Addresses 135 Newsgroups - The Human Encyclopaedia 137 How Does It Work? 138 Newsgroup Names 139 What Do I Need? 140 Subscribing to Newsgroups 142 Reading The News 143 Threads - Following A Conversation 144 Marking Messages 146 Posting Articles To Newsgroups 147 Attachments & Newsgroup Articles 149 Newsgroup Netiquette & Jargon 150 Searching The Newsgroups 151 Mailing Lists - More Discussions 153 Listserv Mailing Lists 153 MajorDomo Mailing Lists 154 There May Be An Easier Way... 156 Chat & Talk Without Moving Your Lips 157 What Are Chatting & Talking? 158 Chat Rooms On The Web 159 Chatting On The Internet 162 IRC Commands - Chat Like A Pro 165 Starting Your Own IRC Channel 166 Chatting Can Be Comical 167 Internet Telephony - Talk Really Is Cheap! 168 Sounds Good, What's The Catch? 169 What Do I Need? 170 How Does It Work? 172 Now You're Talking! 174 Tiny Talk - Instant Messaging 176 Grabbing The Goodies With FTP 179 What Is FTP? 180 Using Your Browser for FTP 181 Private Sites & Anonymous Sites 183 Using A 'Real' FTP Program 184 Finding The Stuff You Want 189 Extra Tools & Utilities 191 Searching Gopherspace 192 Taking Control With Telnet 194 Fantasy & Adventure By Remote Control 195 Finding Files With Archie 196 Quickfire Extras 199 Using Your Finger 199 Give 'Em A Ping 200 Whois...? 201 PART 3 Using The Internet 203 Shaking The Software Tree 205 Shareware, Freeware, Everyware 206 Where Can I Find Software? 208 Downloading - Choose Your Folder 210 What Are Compressed Archives? 211 Installing Your New Program 213 Scanning For Viruses 214 What Are All Those File Types? 215 The Top 5 - Complete Your Software Arsenal! 217 Safety On The Internet 221 Will My Kids Be Safe On The Net? 222 Establish Some Ground Rules 223 Get A Little Extra Help 225 Is It Safe To Use My Credit Card On The Internet? 226 Protection From (Over-) Active Web Pages 227 Cookies - Are They Safe To Eat? 229 How Private Is My Email? 231 Am I At Risk From Viruses? 232
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