How to Do Everything with the Internet

Nowadays many of us turn to the Net when we need to get things done, so a broad-based book on using the Net appears to make sense. If, however, you're a moderate-to-very-experienced Web surfer you'll probably find most of How to Do Everything with the Internet too basic.

There are sections on installing and customising browsers, installing media players, notes on etiquette, using newsgroups and chat rooms, and help for developing search techniques. Other topics covered include building your own page, using anti-virus software and downloading software updates.

It's also written so as not frighten newbies with technical detail. See this example in the introduction to the FTP chapter: "Just to warn you up front, this chapter is about something called FTP . and it's fairly technical . You can skip this chapter if you like, and go on to something more comfortable, like multimedia or email."

A lot is covered in How to Do Everything with the Internet, and the material is well-structured and easy to find. Each of the sections has bullet points that tell you what is covered so you can see up front if the material is what you're looking for, and various notes and caution boxes are sprinkled through the text with tips and things to avoid. Many also step you through a given task.

As an overall guide to using the Net, How to Do Everything with the Internet covers a lot of ground in a well-ordered way. It's most likely to suit Net beginners rather than those experienced at using resources online.

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