Programs: Microsoft Windows 2000: Lesson 9


Lesson 9: In this lesson we will learn how Windows incorporates the Internet into the user's interface.
By the end of this tutorial, you will:
  • Understand Microsoft Windows 2000imgBoxPro.gif (7703 bytes)
  • Be able to use the mouse and keyboard
  • Understand the Desktop and Start Menu
  • Understand how to use the window
  • Be able to navigate through dialog boxes
  • Learn how to use the Help system
  • Manage disks and files
  • Create and utilize folders
  • Modify files
  • Explore the Internet
  • Learn how to properly shut-down Windows
Lesson 9: The Internet
Figure 9.1 Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Internet Explorer

The Internet and Windows 2000

When we first began this chapter we discussed the fact Windows 2000 broke down the barriers between the computer and the World Wide Web. This seamless transition occurs through the integration of the Windows file browser and the Internet browser.

In fact, websites are simply files stored on other people’s computers. Microsoft Internet Explorer allows the user to look at files on the local machine (computer) and the web without exiting the program.
Figure 9.2 Microsoft Internet Explorer Screen
Screen Shot: Merlot.com
Internet Explorer
This is what Microsoft Internet Explorer looks like.

Do you see the similarities between this and My Computer/Windows Explorer?

Self Graded Review Quiz

1.  Windows 2000 broke down the barriers between the computer and the World Wide Web.
     True      False

2.  Websites are just files stored on other people's computers.
     True      False

3.  Microsoft Internet Explorer allows the user to view the web from the local computer, but the user has to exit
     all other programs
     True      False

4.  The World Wide Web is initialized as HTTP.
     True      False

5.  Microsoft Internet Explorer displays the contents of a particular file, for which the user provides an address.
     True      False

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