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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Techniques for Efficient Web Gallivanting

The paradox of the web is that even though it doesn’t really exist anywhere—after all, where is the amorphous never-never land of cyberspace?—it’s still one of the biggest earthly things you can imagine. There aren’t hundreds of thousands of pages, or even millions of them for that matter. No, there are billions of web pages. (Of course, if you ignore all the pages that are devoted to vampires and zombies, then, yes, there are only a few hundred thousand pages.)

To have even a faint hope of managing just a tiny fraction of such an inconceivably vast array of data and pictures of cute cats, you need to hone your web-browsing skills with a few useful techniques. Fortunately, as you’ll see in the next few ...

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