|FTP stands for the File Transfer
It is the way we download files from a remote computer to our own hard
drive or upload files from our computer to a remote one.
By far, the easiest way to download files is to use your World Wide
Web browser. If you point to a file (such as a compressed file with a .zip
extension) Netscape will not know what to do, so a dialog box will pop
up asking you for instructions. You should select the Save to Disk
option, which will transfer the file to your hard drive. You will have
the opportunity to select the directory where the file will be placed.
We recommend creating a special directory called download and placing
all dowloaded files here. Not only does this ensure that you will always
be able to find the files that you download but it also serves as a reminder
to virus check downloaded programs before you run them.
Because the Internet handles files from many different operating
systems, you will be confronted with file types that you have not used
before. Here is a World Wide Web site that will help you cope with different