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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 27. Downloading Files

The Internet is a huge repository for computer files of all shapes and sizes, from utilities that help you better manage your disk drive to full-featured email and newsgroup programs. There are hundreds of thousands of these programs available somewhere on the Internet; if you can find them, you can download them to your computer.

Many of the programs you find online are available free; these programs are called freeware. Other programs can be downloaded for no charge, but they require you to pay a token amount to receive full functionality or documentation; these programs are called shareware. (Both types of ...

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