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PCs for Grown-Ups: Getting the Most Out of Your Windows 8 Computer by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11. Surfing the Web

After all your hard work getting yourself online in the preceding chapter, it’s time to reap the harvest and enjoy the bounty that is otherwise known as the Internet. In this chapter, I introduce you to the biggest online bounty of them all: the World Wide Web—or simply the Web, as everyone calls it nowadays. Actually, it would almost be better to shorten its name to the “World” because in some very meaningful ways the Web is a kind of online mirror of the world around us.

For example, the Web is an online repository for information about, well, pretty much everything. If you can think of a topic, chances are someone somewhere on the Web has put up some information about it. You’ll also find lots of people on the Web, ...

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