For those who are unfamiliar with computers, the terms “web browser” and “operating system” can be confusing and even a little intimidating. In this post, the PMI coaching gurus provide a brief look at each of them and introduce you to their basic functions. Web browsers are tools used for retrieving and presenting information on the internet. Everything you view on the internet is written in HTML. To see what this language look like, right-click with your mouse on the empty space on any website. When the pop-up menu appears, select “View Page Source.” This will allow you to see the information as your browser sees it. Your browser acts as an HTML translator that allows you to see text and images, rather than the complex coding which comprises your favorite websites. Two of the most popular browsers today are Internet Explorer and Firefox. True to their name, browsers allow you to browse through the millions of web pages and data sources available online. This process begins when you enter a web address, also called a URL, into the address window of your browser. For example, if you were to enter http://www.thegatsbys.com/, your browser would take you directly to that website. From the home page of this website, you would be able to navigate through the site and visit the various sub-pages, such as “Contact,” “Booking,” and “Feedback.” As you click on any of these links with your mouse, your browser will take you to the corresponding page. Browsers are a necessary component to access the internet. Operating Systems are the bridge between you (the user) and your hardware. Your operating system is the most important program on your computer and […]