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There's no need to simply take what's handed to you. How to get started on a default start page that works for you.

This story appears in the August 1999 issue of

Are you still using the default start page built into (Communicator or Navigator) or 's ? Millions of us do exactly that. Ugghh. Know that you can--and should--do better.

Naturally, both Microsoft and Netscape want to drive traffic to themselves, so the defaults are set to do exactly that. But what serves them doesn't necessarily serve you and, odds are, any of hundreds of possible start pages--the page where a browser goes when you first log on to the Net--will do more for you.

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