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Fast Trackto
The Web
Section II
By Team Digit
The People Behind This Book
EDITORIALRobert Sovereign-Smith
Assistant Editor
Nash David
Writer, CopyEditor
Bhaskar Sarma
R Srikanth
Kartik Menon
Om J. Bathija
Layout Designer
Sivalal S
Cover Design
Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
© Jasubhai Digital Media, a member of the 9.9 Media GroupPublished by Jasubhai Digital Media, a member of the 9.9 Media Group
No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any formor by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
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 World In A Browser 
ast month, the focus of our
 Fast Track to The Web
 was the PC—how to get it connected to the Internet, and all the essentialsoftware you need for your online activities—browsing the Web, chatting with friends and so on. This month, we explore allthat you can do online—you’d be surprised at what you canaccomplish with just a browser!No doubt you’ve heard of—if not actually used—the many onlineoffice suites that claim to threaten Microsoft Office’s position inthe office application category. Google recently added Presentationto its offering, completing the Holy Trinity of documents,spreadsheets and presentations. Zoho’s been around for a while,and new features are added every day. Not as prominent is ThinkFree, which impressed us nonetheless. In the first chapter, you’ll get what you need to start using these applications.Once you’re done with business, you can indulge in a pleasurethat so many people are—blogging. Blogging engines give you aplatform to create a spiffy new blog in minutes, and if you stillcan’t come to terms with them, Chapter 2 will reveal All. We’vealso looked at the new “microblogging” engines, that don’tdemand as much of your time—just a short quip about what you’reup to, and that’s it! There’s been a lot of talk of an online version of AdobePhotoshop lately, but while we wait for that, other players havestarted offering us easy-to-use, free, online image editors that’lleven send your photos to services like Flickr or Picasa when you’redone editing them! That done, you can participate in the activity that’s hogging themajority of the world’s collective bandwidth—file sharing! Whetherit’s BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella or Direct Connect—if it’scontroversial activity you hanker for, this is your primer. And finally, from the deep, dark trenches of the Web, we’ve dugout services and Web sites that’ll give you software advice, reviews,and even a friendly hand when things go wrong.So get that browser window open now!

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