Internet: The Complete Reference

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Make the most of all the Internet has to offer with help from this comprehensive guide. Learn how to get connected, choose an Internet service provider (ISP) and Web browser, send e-mail, chat, use plug-ins, purchase goods safely, find tons of helpful and fun information online ? even create your own Web page. 'Internet: the Complete Reference' provides details on every aspect of the Internet, from getting connected to e-mail, to building a site and monitoring traffic on it, to ...

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Overview

Make the most of all the Internet has to offer with help from this comprehensive guide. Learn how to get connected, choose an Internet service provider (ISP) and Web browser, send e-mail, chat, use plug-ins, purchase goods safely, find tons of helpful and fun information online — even create your own Web page. 'Internet: the Complete Reference' provides details on every aspect of the Internet, from getting connected to e-mail, to building a site and monitoring traffic on it, to finding what you want on the Net.

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Written for anyone who uses the Internet and wants to know more, this reference describes programs for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Macintoshes, and UNIX, and covers how to configure e-mail programs and web browsers, how to connect a home network to share one Internet connection, and many other aspects of using the Internet. Chapters are in sections on connecting to the Internet, exchanging e-mail, chatting and conferencing on the Internet, viewing the web, creating and maintaining web sites, and file transfer and downloading. Knowledge of sending and receiving e-mail and browsing the web is assumed. Young is author or co-author of two dozen computer books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072194159
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/6/2002
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 857
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Internet Connection Concepts 3
2 How the Domain Name System Works 25
3 Configuring Your Internet Connection 33
4 Connecting Your LAN to the Internet 89
5 E-mail Concepts 121
6 Configuring Your E-mail Program 141
7 Sending and Receiving Files by E-mail 181
8 Fighting Spam, Sorting Mail, and Avoiding E-mail Viruses 193
9 Online Chatting, Messaging, and Conferencing Concepts 223
10 E-mail Mailing Lists 235
11 Usenet Newsgroup Concepts 267
12 Reading Usenet Newsgroups 281
13 Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 307
14 Instant Messaging 329
15 Web-Based Chat Rooms and Discussion Boards 349
16 Voice and Video Conferencing 357
17 World Wide Web Concepts 385
18 Streamlining Your Browsing 395
19 Keeping Track of Your Favorite Web Sites 419
20 Web Security, Privacy, and Site-Blocking 441
21 Searching the Web 467
22 Audio and Video on the Web 479
23 Web Site Creation Concepts 501
24 Creating Web Pages by Hand 525
25 Using Web Page Editors 561
26 Creating and Optimizing Web Graphics 603
27 Creating Web Audio Files 631
28 Forms, Interactivity, and Database-Driven Web Sites 651
29 Advanced Web Page Options 673
30 Uploading Web Pages 695
31 Building Traffic to Your Web Site 705
32 Web Commerce 721
33 File Transfer by Web, FTP, and Peer-to-Peer 741
34 Downloading and Installing Software 785
Index 811
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