July 28, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
posted by juff
You read the World Wide Web by using a browser. If you use X Windows, you can use a graphical browser such as Mozilla, Konqueror, or Opera. With a graphical browser, you get to see all the cool stuff as well as the text. (Does this type of browser make the browsing experience any more educational or enriching? In some cases, maybe, but mostly it just makes browsing more fun.) If you’re familiar with a browser on Windows, you’ll find browsing on UNIX quite familiar, and if you use Mozilla, Netscape, or Opera on Windows, you’ll find their UNIX versions nearly identical. This chapter describes both Mozilla and Konqueror.
When you start your browser, you can begin with the Web page it suggests and find your way to the information you want by following the hypertext links. (Don’t worry — we tell you how.) Alternatively, you can jump directly to a Web page if you know its name. These names are called URLs (for Uniform Resource Locators) — see the nearby sidebar, “URL!” to read about them.