The Internet is a big place and there are a lot of things you can do. You can download files, chat with others on the Internet, send email, surf the Web, read and respond to net news, and lots more. In the following pages, I've tried to give a quick survey of these activities and the tools that you will need. Most of the references to tools have links that point to the location you can download the tool from. All of the tools that I discuss are for the Macintosh. I invite anyone who is familiar with tools for the Wintel platforms to contribute.

For your convenience, I have broken the tools up into the logical areas below:

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