THE SUBJECT TERMS RELATING TO INTERNET BROWSING :
- A computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network
protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange.
- The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet
Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve billions of users worldwide.
- Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.); The
Internet, the largest global internet.
- A worldwide system of interconnected networks and computers.
- The global computer network.
- An international network, consisting of independently managed networks using the TCP/IP protocols
and a shared naming system. A successor to the ARPAnet.
Intranet: A private network within an organization often protected from Internet traffic by a “firewall” (software that controls access from the outside).
THE TWO DEFINITION BELOW BEST DESCRIBES THE ACT OF BROWSING ON THE INTERNET
- Exploration of a body of information, based on the organization of the collections or
scanning lists, rather than by direct searching.
- Reading documents on the Internet.
chatting and downloading as internet and/or web browsing.
4. WEB 2.0
full-fledged computing platform serving Web applications.
5. WEB SERVER
- A web browser is a piece of computer software that you use to search for information on the Internet,
especially on the World Wide Web.
- A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.
- A Browsing software that provides you with the means to view a web page. Without browser software, you would not be able to surf the Internet.
- A web browser is an application program which interprets HTML and presents the final Web page; used to
surf the World Wide Web.
- A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information
resources on the World Wide Web.
An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) and may be a web page, image, video,
or other piece of content.
Hyperlinks present in resources enable users to easily navigate their browsers to related resources, although browsers are primarily intended to access the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by Web servers in private networks or files in file systems.
Some browsers can be also used to save information resources to file systems.
HISTORY OF WEB BROWSERS
explosion in web use.
most popular browser, accounting for 90% of all web use at its peak.
by Mosaic), initiating the industry’s first browser war.
system market to take over the web browser market; Internet Explorer usage share peaked at over 95% by 2002.
entire browser market.
TYPES OF WEB BROWSERS
- Mozilla firefox
- Google chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla seamonkey
- Flashpeak Slimbrowser
- Pidgin: all in one PC messenger and chatting application.
- Skype: PC free call and messaging application
- Orbit Downloader: A reliable pc download manager
- Gtalk: An instant messenger from Google™
- Yahoo Messenger: an instant messenger from yahoo
- Aim messenger: an instant messaging app from Aol
- Windows messenger: an instant messaging app from Microsoft Inc.
- Mozilla Thunderbird: A PC email client that works with all email server and services.
- Microsoft Outlook/Outlook express: A reliable email client from Microsoft Inc.
application to work perfectly, you need to have a working connection to the internet and must be configured properly following the developer’s instruction.
common acronyms/abbreviation related to/with internet browsing
- http => Hyper-text transfer protocol
- html => Hyper-text markup language
- https => Hyper-text transmission protocol, secure
- ftp => file transfer protocol
- url => universal resource locator
- ip => internet protocol
- tcp => transmission control protocol
- dns => domain name service/domain name system
- ARPAnet => Advance Research Project Agency Network
- ssl => Secure sockets layer/Synthesizer specification Language
GENERAL KEYBOARD SHORTCUT FOR ALL WEB BROWSERS (tested with mozilla firefox 3.6)
- f6/alt+d => highlights/activates the address bar
- f11 => activates full screen
- f3 => find
- f10 => activates the menu bar
- windows logo+m => minimizes all open window or programs
- alt+f4 => closes the browser
- f7 => turns keyboard browsing on (firefox only)
- ctrl+n => opens a new page
- ctrl+t => opens a new tab
- ctrl+r => reloads a page
- ctrl+w => closes the current page/tab
- ctrl+o => opens a file
- ctrl+s => opens the “save as” prompt
- ctrl+u => opens the page source
- ctrl+a => selects all
- ctrl+c => copy
- ctrl+v => past
- ctrl+x => cut
- ctrl+z => undo
- ctrl+y => redo
- ctrl+p => print
- ctrl+b => opens the bookmark manager
- ctrl plus + => zoom out
- ctrl plus – => zoom in
- ctrl+d => bookmark a page
- alt+any highlighted alphabet => activates the corresponding action.
internet user; it differs among various users.
USING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
mail by clicking on compose (here you can attach a document/file by clicking on attach file) and many other features.
to join or participate in, depends on ones field or area of interest, few among many of the forum is listed here below:
DOWNLOADING FILES FROM THE INTERNET
download while browsing.
Read/Write in All Languages: This is an easy to use tool provided by Google™ Inc. You can access this tool by => going to http://www.translate.google.com
=> or search for Google translator => click on the first search result => follow the on screen instruction.
Dictionary: This is an online English dictionary provided for ease of use, to access this dictionary (a) =>
go to www.dictionary.google.com => type a word/phrase => wait for result/definition.
(b) => go to www.dictionary.com => type a word/phrase => wait for result/definition.
The ability to use the entire shortcut provided above is an added advantage.