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How does the web work?
A computer operating system (OS) used by most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on their 'host' computers as it allows many people to connect to the same resources at any given time.
How do I zip and unzip documents?
To uncompress a file which has previously been 'zipped up' or compressed in order to make it smaller.
Music and photos
How to upload photos and videos to the internet
To post something onto the internet.
What is a Uniform Resource Locator (URL)?
Uniform Resource Locator: a web address, eg www.bbc.co.uk.
Universal Serial Bus: a standard type of physical connection used for connecting
to your computer via a cable.
What equipment do I need for a broadband internet connection?
An external modem which connects to your computer via a USB cable.
The place on your computer where you can plug in a USB cable.
What are online message boards?
How do I use a message board?
A very old and now nearly obsolete internet discussion system which was one of the precursors to the internet as we know it today, where basic messages were sent from one place to another via a variety of servers.
An identifying name you give yourself to log into services, which you can choose yourself and which does not need to be your own name.