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ON THIS PAGE WE HAVE LISTED SOME COMMON TERMS & INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERNET AND WEBSITES IN GENERAL





Browsers/Internet Surfing

A browser is just the programme which you use to view the internet and web pages. For example Internet Explorer is part of the windows operating system and when you open it up on your pc it allows you to surf the net. You can either visit websites directly by typing the relevant webpage in the address bar - eg www.bbc.co.uk or you can type a search in the address bar - eg sports shops in glasgow. This will then show you a list of relevant sites which will have links for you to click on.

There are also alternative browsers to internet explorer - eg Mozilla Firefox, Google Chome or Opera.
PC Safety & Security

PC safety and security is of paramount importance so that your personal information stays safe and your computer runs smoothly. The main two main reasons for secutiry and so that no one can access your computer or information and secondly so that malicious software cannot effect the smooth running of your pc.

Microsfofts windows operating sytem comes with some security features such as a firewall however it is important to have anti-virus software which can block dangerous items such as spyware or viruses when you are surfing the imtermnet. Common programs are Norton Anti Virus and MacAffee. There are also some free programs which are downloadable from the internet and a common one which we recommend is AVG anti virus.
E-Mail

Email is perhaps one of the greatest features of the internet as it allows you to contact other people instantly via your computer anywhere in the world. It is basically a method of sending information, except that instead of going by post it goes via computer to computer.

There are many free online email services which allow you to set up an email box. The most commom and popular services are Yahoo, Google and Hotmail/windows live. These allow you to set up an email address such paul@yahoo.co.uk or paul@live.com etc

If you have a website or a domain name eg www.mywebsite.co.uk then you can set up an associated email box such as paul@mywebsite.co.uk ot info@mywebsite.co.uk for example.
Website Hosting
Domain Names
Web Hosting is where your site files are stored basically in order to allow anyone anywhere to view your web pages
A domain name is the address people type to visit your website eg. www.mysite.co.uk
Search Engines
E-Mail Accounts
Search engines are where people go to search for sites in relation to key words. The biggest search engines are yahoo and Google. If i wanted to find a list of local photographers for example I would maybe visit www.google.co.uk and type in "local photographers in central Scotland" in the search field. Google would then provide a list of links to websites with that content.
E-Mail allows you to receive and send messages via the internet to your contacts basically. Its like sending a letter in the post except you just send it through the internet to a relevant address eg. myfriend@aol.com
   
POPULAR FREE DOWNLOADS / USEFUL SUPPORT
   
ADOBE READER IS THE UNIVERSAL PROGRAMME TO OPEN AND VIEW PDF DOCUMENTS - FREE TO DOWNLOAD ADOBE FLASH PLAYER ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW FLASH CONTENT IN WENSITE PAGES - FREE TO DOWNLOAD SHOCKWAVE PLAYER ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW FLASH CONTENT IN WENSITE PAGES - FREE TO DOWNLOAD



WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW VIDEO AND PLAY MUSIC - FREE TO DOWNLOAD (Your pc may have media player however this will allow you to upgrade to the latest version)
WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER ALLOWS YOU TO CHAT FREE ON LINE TO YOUR CONTACTS - YOU CAN EVEN VIEW WEBCAMS AND SEND VOICE MESSAGES VIA A HEADPHONE SET
WINDOWS LIVE MAIL IS A FREE EMAIL SERVICE. YOU CAN ALSO YOU USE IT TO SYNCHRONISE WITH YOUR OTHER EMAIL ACCOUNTS AND DOWNLOAD THEM ALL TO ONE PLACE.



BROWSERS    
Internet Explorer 8 Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome



MISC PROGRAMS    



OPEN OFFICE

An open source free alternative to microsoft office. Allows you to create word documents, spreadsheets and databases.
SKYPE

Skype is a telephoney and instant messaging service which allows you to communicate PC to PC.
AVG Anti Virus System

Protects your computer from viruses and intrusions. There is a free version for singular home users.



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