Sunday, December 21, 2008

Switching to the Mac or Internet for Dummies

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

Author: David Pogu

Ready to make the leap to Leopard? There has never been a better time to switch from Windows to Mac, and this incomparable guide will help you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.

Internet for Dummies

Author: Carol Baroudi

• Now updated to cover the latest browsers, including Internet Explorer 7 and the newest version of Firefox

• Packed with new information on the latest Internet trends, including talking over the Internet using Skype, having fun on MySpace, building a simple Web page, sharing photos on Flickr, and posting and viewing videos on YouTube

• Includes coverage of browsers, search engines, music and video sites, shopping, financial services, file downloads, e-mail, instant messaging, viruses, spam, and creating a personal Web site or blog


Would-be Internet surfers learn life-saving techniques in this guide to the Internet. Cartoons, tips, hints, and technical boxes lead the way to instructions on connecting to the Internet, using tools such as e-mail, mailing lists, and network news, file transfer, navigation tools, and troubleshooting. A reference section lists public Internet service providers, sources of Internet software, on-line resources and publications, and Internet geographic zones. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents:
Pt. IWelcome to the Internet7
Ch. 1What Is the Internet? What Is the Web?9
Ch. 2The Internet at Home, at Work, at School, and at Play21
Ch. 3Kids and the Net29
Pt. IIInternet, Here I Come!41
Ch. 4Picking Your Internet Service43
Ch. 5Online and On Your Way63
Pt. IIIWeb Mania83
Ch. 6Welcome to the Wild, Wonderful, Wacky Web85
Ch. 7Wrangling with the Web99
Ch. 8Needles and Haystacks: Finding Stuff on the Net119
Ch. 9More Shopping, Less Dropping139
Ch. 10My First Home Page157
Pt. IVE-Mail, Chat, and Other Ways to Hang Out Online173
Ch. 11It's in the Mail175
Ch. 12Putting Your Mail in Its Place203
Ch. 13Online Communities: Let's Get Together221
Ch. 14Typing, Talking, and Video over the Net235
Ch. 15Groupspeak: Let's Chat249
Pt. VOther Internet Essentials263
Ch. 16Swiping Files from the Net265
Ch. 17AOL: Can Twenty Million Users Really Be Wrong?277
Pt. VIThe Part of Tens291
Ch. 18Ten Frequently Asked Questions293
Ch. 19Ten Types of Files and What to Do with Them301
Ch. 20Ten Fun Things You Can Do on the Net313
Ch. 21Ten Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Klutz319

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