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Part IV: Late Afternoon Internet Integra... > Surfing the Web with Internet Explor...

Hour 11. Surfing the Web with Internet Explorer

In today's world, the Internet is a much larger part of computer users'lives than ever before. Windows XP includes Internet Explorer, an Internet browser that enables you to access the Internet from within Windows. In designing Windows XP, Microsoft kept the Internet firmly in mind; the browser concept runs throughout Windows and you can access the Internet or your desktop from almost anywhere in Windows. For example, you can access the Internet directly from within the My Computer window without first opening Internet Explorer.

Although the Internet is available throughout Windows XP, you'll probably access the Internet primarily from within Internet Explorer and you'll find the most functionality from within Internet Explorer. This hour introduces the Internet and shows you some of the ways Windows integrates with the Internet. You will learn how to access the Internet with Internet Explorer.

In this hour, you will

  • Learn what makes the Internet such an important online tool

  • Learn why modern Internet access techniques, such as Web pages, make the Internet more manageable

  • Start and use Internet Explorer to surf the Internet

  • Navigate the Internet and view the multimedia information you find there

  • Enter Web information more quickly with Internet Explorer



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