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Windows 7 Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox

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Chapter 6. Connect to the Web

Chapter at a Glance

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The Internet is a worldwide computer network consisting of millions of smaller networks that exchange information. Originally constructed and used by governments and large organizations for the exchange of text-based data, the Internet evolved almost overnight with the implementation by English computer scientist Sir Timothy Berners-Lee in 1990 of a prototype for the World Wide Web, now referred to simply as the Web. While combining the existing concept of hypertext with the communication structure of the Internet, Berners-Lee developed the system of hyperlinks (links from content to other content ...

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