In This Chapter
It used to be that most people bought personal computers to do serious work—word processing, spreadsheets, databases, the sort of programs that still make up the core of Microsoft Office. But today, people also buy PCs to access the Internet—to send and receive email, surf the Web, watch movies and listen to music, and socialize with other users.
To do this, of course, you first have to connect your computer to the Internet. Fortunately, Windows makes this easy to do.
The first step in going ...