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The Internet for Dummies Quick Reference: Quick Reference [Paperback]

John R. Levine , Margaret Levine Young
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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April 1994 For Dummies Computer Book
A fact-filled quick reference provides comprehensive coverage of Archie, Gopher, WAIS, and WWW search utilities, logging in and host names, finding resources, mailing lists and e-mail, and interactive information facilities. (Beginner).

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Even if you're not a dummy, the sixth edition of The Internet for Dummies is one of the best user's guides to the Internet now available. Many so-called Internet books are nothing more than printed collections of Web addresses, but John Levine, Carol Baroudi, and Margaret Levine Young recognize that deciding to use the Internet involves financial commitments and computer-hardware decisions as much as it does looking at neat pictures. That said, don't expect to set up your own e-commerce site with this book, and don't expect to find step-by-step instructions for starting your computer. But do expect to get some good advice about picking an ISP (Internet Service Provider), protecting your privacy (and your kids), and connecting with Windows or a Mac. The authors also do an exceptional job of explaining such terms as PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) and what it is for, and they even talk about the old Unix shell account (with a Lynx text browser) for those not getting a PPP account. You'll find tips for optimizing your browser for speed, building your first Web page, managing e-mail, subscribing to mailing lists, and, yes, shopping. What is most impressive, however, is the balanced approach the authors take in evaluating Web sites (they do give some Web addresses), online services, and browser software. They offer the pros and cons and let you sort it out. They also include their own Web address so you can look for updates to the book and check on their latest favorites. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"...this is a cracking read for anyone with an interest in the Net, regardless of ability." (Internet Made Easy, Book of the Month)

"?guides even the most tentative surfer through the World Wide Web, refusing to breath through 'simple' steps such as knowing you've got a modem and choosing an ISP?invaluable title?" (Internet Made Easy, December 2002) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Start-up Aug. 18 2000
Format:Paperback
I hope, almost everyone has heard of the "For Dummies" books. The series' direct method and clear (sometimes playful and fun) language make learning easy. It is also a well-known computer book series in Russia. "The Internet For Dummies" is the chance to find out in a simple, clear and fun guide which takes the horror out of meeting the Internet for the first time.
As a computer writer, I am always delighted to discover new great book that makes understanding the computer. Many so-called Internet books are nothing more than printed collections of Web addresses. "The Internet For Dummies" is a guide designed just for newbies. Authors do an exceptional job of explaining a large number of Internet terms. You'll also find here a lot of tips for optimizing your browser for speed, building your first Web page, managing e-mail, subscribing to mailing lists, and go shopping on-line. "The Internet for Dummies" is a great start to learning the Internet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dummy and Dumber May 17 2002
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Format:Paperback
Yesterday I installed Eudora and followed the tips in the book. I've also used the book to find help for friends with e-mail and/or Internet problems. I'm new to the computer and "Internet for Dummies" has helped me in the quest to be an
e-nerd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My review April 18 2002
Format:Paperback
An excellent read for the internet novice and the start of my dummies collection. You were right about TUCOWS, a good site if you can stand the cow puns. I received my very first e-mail message from your site's mail-bot.
" C' web et moi "
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5.0 out of 5 stars My review April 18 2002
Format:Paperback
An excellent read for the internet novice and the start of my dummies collection. You were right about TUCOWS, a good site if you can stand the cow puns. I received my very first e-mail message from your site's mail-bot.
" C' web et moi "
Thanks
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1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME March 24 2001
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Format:Paperback
I have several dummies books, from how to build a PC to CCNA. I had to read this rediculous book when I worked for a very well known DSL provider on the East Coast. This book was trivial, assumes that you are completely mindless and plugs certain products and services shamelessly. Yes, I agree, Hot Bot is a pretty good search engine...but it is not the only one out there. This book has technical incosistansies throughout and is basically a really really long advertisement. Easily the worst dummies book in print, and Im not being a jerk, I love dummies books, Ron Gilster rocks, but this is absolute crap. You can honestly get more informed with a magazine.
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