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Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Wang

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Getting on the Internet

Back in the old days, every computer was isolated from everyone else. Fortunately, those primitive dark ages of computing are over because now almost everyone’s computer can connect with anyone else in the world through the magic of the Internet.

In this part of the book, you’ll learn how to connect your Macintosh to the Internet. Once you’re connected to the Internet, you can send and receive e-mail to and from people all over the world, explore the world by visiting web sites, chat with your friends and family members through text messages, and see and talk to others using video and audio.

Perhaps the most important advantage of the Internet isn’t communicating with other people, but in protecting your data through the ...

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