The Internet for Dummies, 6th edition

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By John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi and Margaret Levine Young.
March 1999, 380 pages, US$19.99. C$28.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0506-5.

Sixth time's the charm! After all these years, the Internet keeps changing, and so does The Internet for Dummies. Fully revised for 1999, with coverage of the Net's hot topics, including building your own home page, and on-line chat, and WebTV!

What's new?

  • Fully updated for 1999, including coverage of Windows 98.
  • Newly expanded chapter on on-line chatting.
  • All new chapter on instant messages with ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger.
  • Revised chapter on on-line shopping, tips and pitfalls, and the answer to the Credit Card Question. (Yes, we do, if you were wondering.)
  • All new chapter on downloading files and programs. (In response to many reader requests to make it easier to follow.)
  • Newly expanded chapters on AOL and WebTV.
  • Even more step by step instructions..
  • Updated resources for your kids.

Table of Contents

Part I: Welcome to the Internet
1. What is the net?
2. Intranets, Extranets, and Volleyball Nets
3. The Net, Your Kids, and You

Part II: Internet, Here I Come
4. Picking Your Internet Service
5. Connecting to the Internet

Part III: Web Mania
6. The Wild, Wonderful, Wacky, World Wide Web
7. Wrangling with the Web
8. Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net
9. More Shopping, Less Dropping
10. My First Home Page

Part IV: Essential Internet
11. Mailing Hither, Mailing Thither
12. Putting Your Mail in Its Place
13. Mail, Mail the Gang's All Here
14. Attention, Dick Tracy
15. Let's Get Together and Chat
16. Swiping Files from the Net
17. Can Ten Million Users All Be Wrong? It's AOL!
18. Not Just "I Love Lucy", It's WebTV

Part V: The Part of Tens
19. Ten Frequently Asked Questions
20. Ten Ways to Find E-mail Addresses
21. Ten Kinds of Files and What To Do with Them
22. Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz

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