Computer & Internet
Blog Biz for Beginners
Internet Promotion for Beginners
Internet Money Revealed
The Wonderful World Of Podcasting
Tame Your Personal Computer
Web Copywriting Tuneup Kit
Confessions of a Website Copywriter
The ezy ebook Guide
Ezy Internet ABC
Friendship is a Verb
Your Attitude Your SelfEsteem
7 Ways to Live Life to the Max
Say A Few Words
Wise Women Win
How to be Happy
Motivate Your Way To Success
Time Stretching Tips
Maximum Memory Power
Home & Hobbies
Home Remodeling Secrets
Ezy Magic Fun Book
Handywoman Home Repairs
Cocktails: How to Make & Enjoy them
Guide To Steelhead Fishing
Dinner Parties Made Simple
Travel Cheap Travel Well
Business & Finance
Real Estate Investment
The Golden Book of Proof
Forbidden Psychological Tactics
What You Should Know Before You
Selling Your Own Home Made Easy
Quick Turn Marketing Exposed
Yard Sale Secrets Revealed
Fixer Upper Fortunes
Medical & Health
Use & Abuse of Steroids
Overcome Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Take Controlo f Alcohol
How To Overcome Dandruff
Stress the Silent Killer
Guide To Alzheimer's Disease
The Complete Guide to Acne
Natural Pain Management
|The Internet for ordinary people!
No technical stuff !
|It's not for "dummies" or "idiots" or "geeks". It's essential information for real people
with limited Internet experience and knowledge.
"Ezy-Internet ABC" makes your Net journeys hassle-free.
You don't need the latest computer, accessories or a big wallet to learn, earn and
have FUN on the Internet.
Many Internet "experts" tell you there's lots that you must learn before you can enjoy
John says, "It must be easy or I wouldn't be able to do it!"
He wrote the "Ezy-Internet ABC" for people like him and YOU!
|Let’s start at the beginning …
The Internet is the ultimate equal opportunity!
Despite what some computer enthusiasts (geeks) and trainers may say, you don’t need to
know the history or all the technical aspects of the Internet before you can USE IT, any more
than you need to know the mechanics of your telephone before you can make a phone call.
Despite what you children might tell you, you don’t need the latest and greatest computer
system and recently released accessories to get what you want off the Internet unless you
must download large music and/or picture
files, or you want to play resource-hungry multi-media on-line games.
The machine you are using now is probably all you need!
When you’re shopping for a computer, I suggest you find a salesperson that asks. “What do
you want to use the
computer for?” rather than one that just offers their current special offer or the cheapest
If you have access to the basic equipment:
of Internet access, even running on-line businesses with “old” computers.
An Internet service provider (you pay them for the access to and the time that you
spend on the Internet) ……………and a modem
|You can START NOW!
It doesn't matter what age you are.
It mostly doesn't matter where you are on the planet.
Your religion, race, ethnic or other orientation isn't a major factor.
The main factor governing your progress looks back at you from your bathroom mirror every
day! Decide what you want to get from your Internet experience and what effort you will put
toward your goal, and then no-one
can stop you!
No-one can do it all for you either. We can help or hinder, but you will succeed if you have the
heart and put in the effort.
So much to see and do …
Today is the best time for you to start taming the Internet.
You will get the best results if your computer has a screen that you are comfortable looking at.
You keep a record of your usage. You usually pay a regular fee for access and you’ll pay
more on top of that if you use more bandwidth (described roughly as the traffic that you
cause to go through your Internet Service Provider’s system) than the amount covered by
that regular fee.
Remember that all the email you get, including the junk called spam, and all that you send will
account for some of that bandwidth.
Your modem has a reasonable transfer speed;
56K is fine (mine often runs at about 30k!) If you can afford and have access to a faster
connection, think seriously about it, especially if you intend to grab (download) pictures,
music or other files (such as ebooks) off the Net.
But it’s not essential for general Internet activity.
Don’t worry, we’ll find plenty of things on which you can spend that money you just saved!
|Here we go:
You need an Internet browser program. Most of them are suites or packages because you
can also handle all your email and even construct a simple website with extra features that
they offer, not just travel around the Internet and view websites.
Most are free and you probably got one of those (Internet Explorer, Mozilla or Netscape) with
You may want to use a separate program to handle your emails. The author John does
because heI started using one very early and have been very happy with it. Some are free,
but you have to pay for others if you continue to use them after a trial period of up to 30 days.
You really need an anti-virus program. There’s no need to fear computer viruses, trojans and
other nasties but it is wise to protect your computer, and the information you store on it,
against them right from the start.
Most virus protection programs will have to be paid for, though there are a couple that are
free of charge. John uses a commercial program because he may need their telephone
support if he gets another serious intrusion.
John notices that some free programs only offer support by email, so you could be in real
trouble if your only computer system is infected by one or more nasty and destructive
It is foolish to send any emails from a computer that you know is infected.
No anti-virus program can protect your computer 100%. Most are updated at least weekly
with protection for the new nasties that the anti-virus producer is aware of.
But, a new virus might appear the day after that update was released. It takes time for the
good guys to grab a sample of the virus and work out some way to:
possible without damaging anything, and
Remove it from their clients’ systems where it has already sneaked in
Brought to you by Jacob Gan, PhD (Michigan)