Connecting to the Internet starts by first choosing an Internet service provider (ISP) and then creating a connection to the ISP's server. There are several different types of connections that are available including dial-up and broadband, but you should check to see which services are available in your area. The Connection Wizard guides you through this process.
Once connected, you can configure your Web browser to surf the endless supply of Web pages available on the Internet. Internet Explorer includes tools that allow you to search for specific Web pages, save your favorite Web sites, and recall the recent browsing history.
An e-mail client allows you to send and receive e-mails, but you can also communicate with others using applications such as Windows Messenger.