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Internet in a Nutshell (Nutshell computer guides) Paperback – 11 Sep 1997
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Internet in a Nutshell is a quick-moving guide to the Internet that goes beyond the "hype" and right to the heart of the matter: how to get the Internet to work for you. This is a second-generation Internet book for readers who have already taken a spin around the Internet and now want to learn the shortcuts. In the tradition of the bestselling books Java in a Nutshell and WebMaster in a Nutshell, Internet in a Nutshell starts with a quick, tour of the Internet, focusing on the technology that makes it work. It then dives into details on using the popular browsers, including their associated mail and news readers. Even the most seasoned Web surfer will find new tips on using their favorite browser. As with most tools, Internet software is useless if you don't know what to do with it. Internet in a Nutshell gives complete, concise coverage of how to find information on the Internet, with comparisons of the most popular search engines and how to use them to their best advantage. At the core, the Internet is about sharing information, which is often stored in discrete files. The book covers the various file types that are used across the Internet.It covers FTP, the file transfer protocol that is used today primarily for transferring downloadable programs and source code. It discusses how to deal with sending and receiving files over email, both through attachments and more traditional means, and how to deal with compressed files. This is the Internet book for readers who don't think they need a book to use the Internet.
About the Author
Valerie Quercia has co-written a number of books for O'Reilly & Associates, including the X Window System User's Guide (with Tim O'Reilly), X User Tools (with Linda Mui), and WebMaster in a Nutshell (with Stephen Spainhour). Internet in a Nutshell is her first solo book. Val is also the managing editor of The Left Field Press, a company that specializes in baseball publications.
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29 December 1999
The O'Reilley books are *good* its that simple. This one is no exception, but it didn't blow my socks of either. If does a nice job filling in the blanks in areas I've explored on my own but doesn't answer all the questions. Not the most suitable choice if you are a real hardcore nerd, but for the casual internet newbie to the experienced surfer this is a good choice.
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Amazon.com: 1 reviews
A 'Must Have' for your desktop!
19 October 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
For those seeking to learn more than point and click, this is a fabulous resource! The authors have taken the 'geek speak' out of the Internet and organized it here in very simple terms. The Internet is for everyone, and this makes understanding the net very easy!