As soon as you are registered to an commercial online service, you can use a simple understandable software, which is based on Windows 3.1 or Windows 95.
The most important part of the online software is the Internet browser. This is the door to the wide world of information. Today, the most used browser is the Microsoft Explorer 3.0 and the Netscape Navigator 3.0. They offer you easy access to the Internet. With additional software, you are able to get the whole multimedia features, like Internet phone or voice mail. These additional software is called \"Plug-Ins\", like Real Audio.