Internet: The Complete Reference, Millennium Edition

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By Margaret Levine Young, Douglas Muder, David C. Kay, Alison Barrows and Kathy Warfel.
February 1999, 923 pages, US$39.95 ISBN 0-07-211942-X

If you want to know more than The Internet For Dummies includes, this was the book for you. (But be sure to get the new 2nd Edition, not the older Millennium Edition). Written to pick up where our Dummies book leaves off, this book has the complete details about all the major Web browsers, e-mail programs, and chat programs. It has chapters about e-mail security, uploading and downloading files, and a whole section on creating your own Web site.

You'll find out how to:

  • Connect to the Net via dial-up networking, cable, or a LAN, using Internet Connection Sharing
  • Send and receive e-mail and attached files, including encryption and digital signatures
  • Chat online using IRC, AOL, ICQ, and other programs; read Usenent newsgroups; and use voice and video conferencing technology
  • Browse the Web with Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer
  • Download and install software and other files using FTP
  • Locate a wealth of information online -- news, weather, books, investment tips, health information, and more
  • Create basic to advanced Web pages, including audio files
  • Register your domain name

Table of Contents

Part I: Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 1. Internet Connection Concepts
Chapter 2. Connecting to Dial-Up Internet Accounts
Chapter 3. High-Speed Connections:, ISDN, ADSL, and Cable Modems
Chapter 4. Intranets: Connecting LANs to the Internet

Part II: Exchanging E-Mail
Chapter 5. E-Mail Concepts
Chapter 6. Basic E-Mail Commands
Chapter 7. Sending and Receiving Files by E-mail
Chapter 8. Controlling Your E-Mail Volume
Chapter 9. Sending and Receiving Secure E-Mail
Chapter 10. Other E-mail Topics

Part III: Chatting and Conferencing on the Internet
Chapter 11. Online Chatting and Conferencing Concepts
Chapter 12. E-Mail Mailing Lists
Chapter 13. Usenet Newsgroup Concepts
Chapter 14. Reading Usenet Newsgroups
Chapter 15. Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
Chapter 16. Other Types of Chat
Chapter 17. Voice and Video Conferencing

Part IV: Viewing the World Wide Web
Chapter 18. World Wide Web Concepts
Chapter 19. Netscape Navigator and Communicator
Chapter 20. Microsoft Internet Explorer
Chapter 21. Lynx, Opera, and Other Browsers to Consider
Chapter 22. Viewing Advanced Web Pages
Chapter 23. Searching for Information, Companies, and People on the Web
Chapter 24. Subscriptions and Channels
Chapter 25.Making Use of the Web's Resources (Portals to the Web, News and Weather, Sports, Entertainment, Books, CDs, Videos, and Other Shopping, Personal Finance and Investing, Travel, Kids and Family, Mind and Body, Computer Hardware and Software, Reference Material and Government Information, Too Cool to Miss)

Part V: Creating and Maintaining Web Sites
Chapter 26. Web Site Creation Concepts
Chapter 27. Creating Web Pages by Hand
Chapter 28. Creating Web Pages Using Web Page Editors
Chapter 29. Creating Web Graphics
Chapter 30. Creating Web Audio Files
Chapter 31. Uploading Web Pages
Chapter 32. Analyzing Web Traffic
Chapter 33. Building Traffic to Your Web Site
Chapter 34. Advanced Web Page Options
Chapter 35. Web Commerce

Part VI: File Transfer and Downloading
Chapter 36. File Transfer Concepts
Chapter 37. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Programs
Chapter 38. Downloading and Installing Software and Other Files

Part VII: Other Internet Topics
Chapter 39. Internet Telephony
Chapter 40. Classic Applications

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