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Visual QuickStart Guide: Microsoft Windows 7 by Chris Fehily

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Chapter 14. Internet Explorer

After your internet connection is working (Chapter 12), use Internet Explorer (IE) to browse the web. If you’ve used IE before, turn the page; otherwise, here’s a 30-second tutorial:

  • The internet is a global network that connects millions of computers. Unlike online services like AOL, the internet is decentralized—by design. You can use to it exchange data, news, opinions, ideas, and things (you can buy or sell almost anything on it).

  • The World Wide Web, or simply web, is a way of viewing and sharing information over the internet via specially formatted documents—webpages—that support text, graphics, sounds, video, and links to other webpages. A website is a group of related webpages.

  • A web browser is an application ...

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