Internet Applications

The Internet is an extremely useful resource for many purposes. Indeed, this book is littered with uniform resource locators (URLs)—Internet addresses that typically begin with http:// or ftp:// (indicating Web and FTP sites, respectively). You can use the Internet for far more than computer-related research and support, though. The Internet hosts information on biology, physics, business, current events, parenting, movies, and just about anything else you care to learn about. You can even use Internet applications between two or more computers in your own home or business, if you create an intranet—a small network within your own walls.

▸ To learn more about using networking in a multi-OS environment, see Part VII, "Network ...

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