> i'm VERY new at the linux OS... however, I can't seem to figure
> out how to make a PPP connection to the internet...
Having just gone through this same problem I can offer some hints,
but since I failed to keep any notes of my experience I can only
offer general advice.
1. Find out information about your internet service provider.
Mine was pacbell.net in Southern CA. They provide a dynamic
2. Get the latest PPP (or whatever your service uses) howto at
3. Follow these instructions step by step.
This took me about two nights to get working mostly because of going
back and forth between windows and linux (dual boot machine).
As for browsing the web I was most familiar with Netscape Navigator.
They now have a Linux version available for downloading with all the
features of the Win 3.1 version.