The Everyday Internet AIO Desk Reference For Dummies 3rd Edition

From the Back Cover
8 books in 1 — simplify your life with Internet tools
Your one-stop guide to using online resources, keeping in touch, and having fun!

The Internet is a worldwide workplace, a giant communications network, a vast playground, and there’s a minibook here covering each aspect of it. Find out about e-mail, researching on the Web, communication, shopping, banking and bill-paying, entertainment, even making money online. Start where you choose and find out what you want to know!

Discover how to

Choose the best e-mail program
Locate people, addresses, and phone numbers
Use the free telephone service
Invest online
Find bargains and sell your stuff
Play games and rent movies

About the Author
Peter Weverka is the bestselling author of several For Dummies books, including Microsoft Office 2003 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and Microsoft Money 2005 For Dummies. He has written a grand total of 25 computer books. His humorous articles and stories — none related to computers, thankfully — have appeared in Harper’s, SPY, and other magazines for grownups.

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The Everyday Internet All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

The Internet made its way into everyday life as a tool people used occasionally to keep in touch with friends and gather information for personal or business needs. Now, thanks to high-speed connections, wireless access, and safe and powerful Web sites, the Internet has become the main means for handling personal finance, shopping for big-ticket items, and communicating with people around the world. It’s to the point where many people can’t get through the day without turning to the Internet to get things accomplished.

The Everyday Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the complete resource for casual Internet users who are looking to make the jump to becoming experienced navigators of the wired world. Written by Internet guru Peter Weverka, this book walks readers through the basics of going online before heading into the realms of online bargain shopping, bill paying, personal finance, keeping up with hobbies, and even setting up an online business.
* The material is broken into mini-books that make it easier to find an answer and keep moving along the online highway
* This book clarifies all the mysteries of how to use the Internet to make everyday life simpler
* Covers key Internet properties like eBay, Google, and Yahoo! as well as favorite tasks like playing games, tracing family roots, and keeping a diary online

Microsoft Money 2006 for Dummies

Do you know where you money goes? Would balancing your budget take an act of Congress? Does your idea of preparing for the future involve lottery tickets?
This friendly guide provides everything you need to know to stay on top of your finances and make the most of your money — both your cash and your Microsoft Money 2006 software program (the Premium, Deluxe, or Standard edition). You’ll find out how to record financial transactions, analyze different investments, determine your net worth, plan for retirement, make informed financial decisions, and more.

With step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and lots of screen shots, Microsoft Money 2006 For Dummies shows and tells you how to:
– Set up accounts and record all transactions, including charge card purchases
– Do your banking, categorize your spending and income, reconcile an account, print checks, and more
– Research and track investments
– Create a realistic budget, schedule bill payments, estimate your income tax bill, plan for retirement, and more
– Generate reports and charts that help you understand your spending habits, see where you stand financially, and improve your financial picture
– Track assets, liabilities, loans, and mortgages
– Use online banking services

You can even get really serious and use the Lifetime Planner to map out your hopes and dreams and find out if you’re on the way to achieving them. This book could be the best investment you’ll ever make!

MicrosoftMoney 2006 for Dummies

Do you know where you money goes? Would balancing your budget take an act of Congress? Does your idea of preparing for the future involve lottery tickets?
This friendly guide provides everything you need to know to stay on top of your finances and make the most of your money — both your cash and your Microsoft Money 2006 software program (the Premium, Deluxe, or Standard edition). You’ll find out how to record financial transactions, analyze different investments, determine your net worth, plan for retirement, make informed financial decisions, and more.

With step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and lots of screen shots, Microsoft Money 2006 For Dummies shows and tells you how to:

Set up accounts and record all transactions, including charge card purchases
Do your banking, categorize your spending and income, reconcile an account, print checks, and more
Research and track investments
Create a realistic budget, schedule bill payments, estimate your income tax bill, plan for retirement, and more
Generate reports and charts that help you understand your spending habits, see where you stand financially, and improve your financial picture
Track assets, liabilities, loans, and mortgages
Use online banking services

You can even get really serious and use the Lifetime Planner to map out your hopes and dreams and find out if you’re on the way to achieving them. This book could be the best investment you’ll ever make!

Networking AIO Desk Reference for Dummies 2nd Edition

If you’re setting up a network at home or creating and managing one for business, there are dozens of things to consider. Networking All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition replaces a whole shelf full of reference books with one handy volume that covers just what you need to know. And with technology changing faster than the colors in a rock band’s light show, you’ll be glad this updated edition includes the latest information.
Written by Doug Lowe, who’s been managing corporate networks for more than 20 years, this helpful guide shows you how to work with all Windows XP service packs as well as Fedora Linux. It’s made up of nine minibooks that cover

Networking basics
Building a network
Network administration and security
Troubleshooting and disaster planning
TCP/IP and the Internet
Home networking
Wireless networking
Windows 2003 server reference
Linux reference

If you’re a networking newbie, the first two minibooks gives you all the startup information to get your network up and running. If you’ve already done that, you’re probably interested in keeping it running at peak performance. Book IV is loaded with information about finding, diagnosing, and fixing problems you might encounter. Looking for the scoop on keeping your network safe from online bad guys? Check Book III. Want to go wireless? Book VII tells you what you need to know.

In these pages, you’ll find out how to

Plan your network, select interface cards, hubs, and routers, and install all the hardware and software
Set up your network so it’s easy to use but hard to break into
Create a disaster recovery plan
Understand IP addresses, subnetting, routing, DHCP, DNS, and other TCP/IP protocols and tools
Incorporate other gadgets into your home network, including VoIP Internet-based telephone service

Take advantage of the economical Linux networking alternative
Best of all, it’s easy to locate what you need. There’s even a handy “cheat sheet” that puts really important information about cabling rules, private IP address ranges, valuable network administration tips, and helpful Web sites at your fingertips. With this book on hand, you’ll experience a net increase in your networking prowess!

Computers for Seniors for Dummies 2nd Edition

Great advice on choosing a computer, getting online, and having fun!

Computers are an essential part of daily life these days, but they can be a bit intimidating at first. Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with lots of illustrations and easy-to-follow-instructions, never assuming you already know more than you do.

You’ll learn to use the keyboard and mouse, navigate the Windows 7 operating system, access the Internet and use e-mail, create documents, shop safely online, and more.

Shows you how to choose the right computer, get it set up, and get going
Explains how to connect to the Internet and keep up with family and friends via e-mail
Helps you create documents, work with files and folders, simplify your finances, and build a budget using a spreadsheet
Discusses how to use social networking sites and how to shop and bank online without compromising your privacy
Offers tips and advice to help you avoid common pitfalls

With Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition by your side, you’ll be able to use the computer with confidence and take advantage of all it has to offer.