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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Chapter 4. MORE THAN WEBBED FEET

The Internet, Linux Style

MORE THAN WEBBED FEET

These days, average home computer users spend more time surfing the Web and writing email messages than doing just about anything else. Even if you're not much of a surfer, there are still numerous other applications that aren't really Internet applications per se but that still make use of the Internet in some way, such as gathering song and album information when you rip audio CDs to create MP3 files. Having a computer that isn't hooked up to the Internet is like buying a new Maserati and then refusing to take it out of the garage.

Of course, how you connect to the Internet depends on your ...

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