Building Web Pages
A short crash course in building your own web pages.
Countries on the Net
All the world's countries, who's on the net, and their two-letter domain codes.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
The ultimate solution to free time.
Sources of Internet applications you can download and run
on your Windows PC (or Mac).
Kids on the Net
Resources for and about children.
Resources for Macintosh users.
How to participate in e-mail mailing lists and find lists of interest.
Plenty of helpful (and frequently amusing) advice on how to use email and
usenet so you don't make a fool of yourself.
What's up with the new domains like .info, and a lot of other obscure but legitimate domains as well.
(One of the Gurus who hates junk e-mail snagged NO.SP.AM, for example.)
Newsletters about the Internet, both on-line and dead trees.
The Origins of Online Chat
Where did on-line chatting and on-line romance start?
In France, of course.
Read this account by our friend Philippe who was there.
Using your broadband Internet connection for phone calls, which to our surprise now works
Pretty Good Privacy
A short introduction to the famous program that lets you send and receive
mail that nobody else can intercept.
Searching the Web
The best systems for finding stuff on the Net.
Web TV / MSN TV
Microsoft's box that gives you big screen net access from the comfort of your
This chapter was in the 7th edition of Internet for Dummies
but it didn't fit in the 8th edition.
So here it is, for free. (What a deal.)
Selecting an ISP
How to choose an Internet Service Provider, if you're unhappy with your current
one, or you're ready to graduate from AOL.
Smileys, Abbreviations, and Internet Jargon
Smileys are dumb, but some are kind of clever.
Learn (but please don't use) them all!
And while you're at it, learn some trendoid jargon to drop into your
conversation and impress MOTAS (Members Of The Appropriate Sex, see
you're picking it up already.)
Software You Can Download
Our favorite software Web sites.
Telnet: Logging into Other Computers
Using Telnet and other classic line-oriented applications.
How to participated in Usenet newsgroups, and how to find newsgroups on specific topics.
Windows 3.1 and the Internet
How to connect your Windows 3.1 computer to the Internet, with help from your ISP.
Updates to Windows 98: The Complete Reference
and other Windows 98 information.
Updates to Windows Me: The Complete Reference
and other Windows Me information.