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Computer Basics Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Windows® 8.1 Edition, Seventh Edition by Michael Miller

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13. Using Internet Explorer to Surf the Web

Now that you’ve connected to the Internet, either at home or via a public wireless hotspot, it’s time to get surfing. The World Wide Web is a particular part of the Internet with all sorts of cool content and useful services, and you surf the Web with a piece of software called a web browser.

The most popular web browser today is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE). There’s a new version of IE in Windows 8.1 that’s fully integrated into the full-screen touch-enabled experience, which makes it fun and cool to use. That’s in addition to the traditional desktop version of ...

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