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HOW DO I SEE THE INTERNET?

Once you are connected to the Internet, you view the Internet content by means of a web browser.

A web browser is a software program used to read documents written in HTML. The two most popular web browsers used are Netscape's Navigator or Communicator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Other web browsers include America Online, Mosaic, Lynx, Mozilla, Opera, Web Prowler, Cello, Hot Java, Arachne, Emacs/W3 and WebTV.

Your web browser will open a window displaying the web page you have set as your home or start page. You then can click on a hyperlink from within the current page you are viewing or go to another page using your address tool bar, links tool bar, favorites/bookmarks or by clicking your drop down arrow on your address bar to your most recently visited pages.

Most web browsers can be downloaded from the Internet free, but will have a tendency to "fight" with each other to be your main web browser which may cause some conflict on your computer if you use more than one web browser. Also depending on your hardware and software, one web browser may work better for you than another one.

For this course, we will be using Internet Explorer. However most web browsers function in the same manner, but may call commands or place commands in different places on your screen.

Therefore, learning how to use all the different features of your web browser will help you understand the web better, and will help you "surf" and find more web sites easier and make it a more pleasurable experience.

Oh - and did I mention a side effect? You know - becoming addicted to " web surfing" and staying up all hours of the night to do so.

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