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The four basic services provided by the Internet to its users are electronic
mail, file transfer protocol, telnet, and usenet news.
3. The electronic mail service (known as e-mail in short) allows an Internet user
to send a mail (message) to another Internet user in any part of the world in a nearreal-time manner.
4. The File Transfer Protocol service (known as FTP in short) allows an Internet
user to move a file from one computer to another on the Internet.
The telnet service allows an Internet user to log in to another computer
somewhere on the Internet.
The usenet service allows a group of Internet users to exchange their
views/ideas/information on some common topic that is of interest to all the
members belonging to the group.
7. There are several user-friendly tools that allow users to successfully navigate
the Internet to find useful information. A few of the most popular of these tools are
Gopher, Archie, and the World Wide Web (WWW).
The WWW uses a concept called hypertext. Hypertext documents on the
Internet are known as Web Pages. Web Pages are created by using a special
language called HyperText Markup Language (HTML in short), which is a
powerful language for linking documents for easier electronic access and
manipulation of documents.
To be used as a web client, a computer needs to be loaded with a special
software tool that is known as a browser. Browsers normally provide several
navigation facilities to help users save time when they are doing Internet surfing.
10. The three common types of browsers are line browsers, graphical browsers,
and Java-enabled browsers.
11. An Internet search engine is an application available on the WWW that helps
users locate the web sites containing useful information and references to such
12. Some of the important current strategic uses of the Internet are in on-line
communication, software sharing, exchange of view...
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- Spring '14