The Internet For Dummies: Starter Kit

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Covering the latest tools and techniques to get you up and running on the Internet in no time, The Internet For Dummies, 7th Edition Starter Kit delivers plain-English explanations describing how to go online. The seventh edition of this best-seller has been updated to focus on the parts of the Net that are most interesting to typical users — finding things on the Web with Netscape, Internet Explorer, and Opera; sending and receiving e-mail for person-to-person communications; shopping and chatting online; and ...

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Overview

Covering the latest tools and techniques to get you up and running on the Internet in no time, The Internet For Dummies, 7th Edition Starter Kit delivers plain-English explanations describing how to go online. The seventh edition of this best-seller has been updated to focus on the parts of the Net that are most interesting to typical users — finding things on the Web with Netscape, Internet Explorer, and Opera; sending and receiving e-mail for person-to-person communications; shopping and chatting online; and downloading interesting things from the Web. Find what you're looking for quickly and easily with The Internet For Dummies, 7th Edition Starter Kit and discover new worlds awaiting exploration across the vast expanse of Cyberspace.

Included with the book is a bonus CD-ROM, which offers the following tools to make every visit to the Web more productive...

* Web browsers: Netscape Communicator 4.7 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0

* E-Mail programs: Eudora Light and Outlook Express 5.0

* Usenet newsgroups: Free Agent and InterNews

* Compression and downloading tools: WS_FTP LE, Anarchie, and StuffIt Expander

* Web-page editors: HotDog Web Editor and BBEdit Lite

* Graphics tools: Paint Shop Pro and GraphicConverter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764507007
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young are veteran cyberspace experts. They also have written or cowritten many other books on the Internet and other topics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Welcome to the Internet.

Chapter 1: What Is the Net? What Is the Web?

Chapter 2: The Internet at Home, at Work, at School, at Play.

Chapter 3: The Net, Your Kids, and You.

PART II: Internet, Here I Come!

Chapter 4: Picking Your Internet Service.

Chapter 5: Online and On Your Way.

PART III: Web Mania.

Chapter 6: Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web.

Chapter 7: Wrangling with the Web.

Chapter 8: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net.

Chapter 9: More Shopping, Less Dropping.

Chapter 10: My First Home Page.

PART IV: Essential Internet.

Chapter 11: Mailing Hither, Mailing Thither.

Chapter 12: Putting Your Mail in Its Place.

Chapter 13: Mail, Mail, the Gang's All Here.

Chapter 14: Instant Messages, for When a Minute Just Isn't Soon Enough.

Chapter 15: Let's Get Together and Chat.

Chapter 16: Swiping Files from the Net.

Chapter 17: AOL: Can Twenty Million Users Really Be Wrong?

Chapter 18: Tuning In with Web TV.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Frequently Asked Questions.

Chapter 20: Ten Types of Files and What to Do with Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Find E-Mail Addresses.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz.

Glossary.

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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