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Easy Computer Basics, Windows® 8.1 Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 10. Using the Internet

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It used to be that most people bought personal computers to do work—word processing, spreadsheets, databases, that sort of thing. But today, many people also buy PCs to access the Internet—to send and receive email, surf the Web, and chat with other users.

If you’re using your notebook or tablet PC on the road, all you have to do is look for a public WiFi hotspot. Your notebook connects to the hotspot, which then connects you to the Internet, simple as pie.

Once you go online, you use the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser (included with Windows) to surf the World Wide Web. Information on the Web is presented in ...

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