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Windows 7 Made Simple by Kevin Otnes

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Getting Started with the Web

The Web changes quickly. In 1994, a hot little program called Netscape Navigator made waves with a graphical, visual way to connect to the Internet. A year later Microsoft launched a revolutionary new version of Windows, Windows 95, and included its own web browser, Internet Explorer (IE). Thus began what is commonly called the browser wars. Initially, Netscape Navigator was the dominant browser, but within a couple years Internet Explorer overtook Netscape. Netscape faded, but out of its ashes, a new challenger emerged: Mozilla Firefox. In some regions of the world, Firefox is more popular than IE, and other browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, and Apple Safari are chipping away for a share of browser usage, mostly ...

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