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6. The Internet

Chapter 6. The Internet

For many people, getting online is the main reason to have a computer these days. And in Windows XP, you surfers have a partner: The Internet has become so integrated with the operating system that it’s often hard to tell where one begins and the other one ends.

This chapter gives you the skinny on the Internet and XP, with hints teaching you how to surf faster, keep yourself safe online, kill ubiquitous pop-up ads, and use instant messenger programs.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for here? Chapter 7 covers Web browsers, Chapter 8 gives you email tips, and Chapter 9 goes into detail on networking and WiFi.


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