Dummies 101: The Internet for Windows 98

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John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, 1998 - Computers - 266 pages
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Includes Step-by-Step Instructions on Using Internet Explorer and Outlook Express ? the Web and E-Mail Software from Microsoft Designed for Windows 98! If you've been itching to explore the Internet, now is the time to start! Dummies 101®: The Internet For Windows® 98 brings you easy, step-by-step instructions to quickly connect you to the Net right from your desktop. Research any topic, get tons of free programs, shop online, and more! Inside, Get the Information You Need Now:
  • Click any of 200 hand-picked Web sites on this book's CD-ROM to cruise to the very best sites on the Internet
  • Find virtually any person or fact you need on the Web
  • Choose from thousands of fabulous free programs, picture files, and audio and video clips
  • Send and receive e-mail ? and use our software robot to test your e-mail address
  • Join online discussion groups, participate in live chat groups, and subscribe to electronic channels
  • Create and publish your own Web pages
Dummies 101®: Companion CD Use the Valuable CD-ROM with This Book to Learn the Fun and Easy Way! The CD includes MindSpring software for connecting to the Internet; Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Internet Explorer: two popular Web browsers; shareware versions of mIRC, GetRight, and WinZip. Use mIRC for chatting live with others on the Net; GetRight and WinZip for grabbing software from the Net. Also includes an evaluation version of ThunderBYTE Anti-Virus for protecting your data from destructive software viruses. Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like ? free ? but they have no technical support. System Requirements: 486 or faster PC with Windows 98; 16MB RAM; 14,400 bps or faster modem (needed for Internet connection ? regular access charges may apply); and a CD-ROM drive

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Contents

Introduction
1
Swinging on the World Wide Web
7
Searching for Information on the Web
37
Copyright

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Margaret Levine Young is a software engineer and the bestselling author or coauthor of several computer books, including Internet: The Complete Reference.

John R. Levine is the bestselling author or coauthor of several books, including Windows XP: The Complete Reference.

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