The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet for Windows 95

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Windows 95 will not only bring new tools to Internet users, it will bring a whole new wave of users to the Internet itself. Many of these users will want this complete guide, which can simplify the complex world of the Internet, while making the learning fun.
  • Covers how to use the free Windows 95 tools to connect to a local Internet service provider, access the Internet through Microsoft Network, use email, ...
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Overview

Windows 95 will not only bring new tools to Internet users, it will bring a whole new wave of users to the Internet itself. Many of these users will want this complete guide, which can simplify the complex world of the Internet, while making the learning fun.
  • Covers how to use the free Windows 95 tools to connect to a local Internet service provider, access the Internet through Microsoft Network, use email, and more
  • Explores shareware and freeware software available on the Internet
  • Combines solid instructions with a light-hearted style full of wit and humor

The quick and easy Internet travel guide for beginners and beyond. This book provides idiot-proof steps to using Microsoft Network, Netscape, Microsoft Telnet, Newsgroups, e-mail, and more. The light-hearted approach helps casual users learn what they need to know to get productive.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780789706294
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Top Ten Things You Need to Know 3
2 What Is This Thing Called the Internet? 7
3 So Many Ways to Connect 17
4 If You Have to Pay: Picking a Provider 27
5 Let's Get Physical: What You Need to Get Started 37
6 Connecting to the Internet: The Easy Way 47
7 The Jumpstart Kit: Connecting to Other Service Providers 61
8 Internet the Hard Way: Installing from Scratch 75
9 Think Global: The World Wide Web 95
10 Let's Surf!: Traveling the World Wide Web 105
11 The Web in High Gear 121
12 Grabbing the Goodies - Downloading Files with FTP 137
13 Archie the File Searcher 153
14 Digging Through the Internet with Gopher 165
15 Telnet: Inviting Yourself onto Other Systems 177
16 Finding Your WAIS Around 189
17 Newsgroups: The Source of All Wisdom 203
18 Getting Your News 213
19 Yet More Discussion Groups - Mailing Lists 233
20 Please Mr. Postman: An Intro to E-Mail 247
21 Using Microsoft Exchange 259
22 Working with E-Mail 273
23 Return to Sender, Address Unknown 287
Appendix A Creating a Login Script 299
Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive 309
Index 325
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