The Internet For Windows 98 For Dummies

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By John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, Jordan M. Young and Carol Baroudi.
June 1998, 376 pages, US$19.99. C$28.99, £18.99, ISBN 0-7645-0350-2.

The Internet for Dummies meets Windows 98. Fully revised for Windows 98, with detailed step-by-step instructions to get on the net and get surfing. This special edition of our best-selling The Internet For Dummies contains information about using all the Internet-related programs that come with Windows 98, including Internet Explorer (to browse the World Wide Web), Outlook Express (to send and receive e-mail and to participate in Usenet newsgroups), FrontPage Express (to create and edit Web pages), Microsoft Chat (for online chatting on IRC), and NetMeeting (for Internet phone and video conferencing).

What's new?

  • Fully updated for Windows 98.
  • General introduction to the Internet, the Web, and e-mail.
  • Complete instructions for browsing the Web with Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
  • Information about Microsoft's new Active Desktop and Channel Bar.
  • Lots of ideas for creating your own Web pages using Windows 98's FrontPage Express program.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting on the Net with Windows 98
1. Welcome is the Net
2. How May I Connect to Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
3. Setting Up Your Account
4. Dialing In and Out

Part II: Mail and Gossip
5. All about E-Mail
6. Advanced E-mail Stuff
7. The World According to E-mail: Electronic Mailing Lists
8. You Name It, They Talk about It: Usenet Newsgroups

Part III: Windows 98 Web-Whacking
9. Windows 98 and the World Wide Web
10. Wrangling with the Web
11. Finding Stuff on the Net
12. Channels and Other Unlikely Ways to Use the Web New!

Part IV: Other Stuff You Can Do on the Internet
13. Downloading, Uploading, and Other File Transfer Fun
14. Online Chatting: How to Make Friends and Influence People
15. Getting Together with NetMeeting New!
16. Making Your Own Web Pages with FrontPage Express and Netscape Composer New!
17. More Web Page Tips

Part V: The Part of Tens
18. Ten Problems and Solutions
19. Ten Frequently Asked Questions
20. Ten Cool Places on the Net
21. Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz

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