Chapter 10. Using the Internet

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It used to be that most people bought personal computers primarily to do work with productivity software—word processing, spreadsheets, databases, that sort of thing. But today, many people also buy PCs to access the Internet—to send and receive email, surf the Web, and keep in touch with Facebook and other social media.

If you’re using your notebook or tablet PC on the road, accessing the Internet is as easy as finding a public Wi-Fi hotspot, like the kind offered at Starbucks, McDonald’s, and other businesses. Of course, if you’re at home, you access the Internet from your home wireless network. You connect your ...

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