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Chapter 14. The Web in Your Palm > The Principles of Palm Web Browsing

14.1. The Principles of Palm Web Browsing

In many ways, surfing the Web with your PalmPilot is like surfing it with, say, Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. For example, you can't view the Web unless you've signed up for an account with an ISP—an Internet service provider, a company that provides an Internet account in exchange for a monthly fee. EarthLink, IBM, AT&T, Netcom, and Concentric are some popular ISPs.

14.1.1. Cached Pages

On your PC, the graphics from each web page you visit are saved, or cached, onto your hard drive. If you visit that same web page again—even if it's only a minute or two later—the page appears on your PC's screen almost instantaneously, because the computer doesn't have to redownload that information from the Internet. Instead, it just coughs up the graphics it previously cached.


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