Programs enable you to do work on the computer. For example, a word processing program like WordPad allows you to create a basic document. You can easily open a program from the Start menu using the All Programs button.
Internet, another choice on the Start menu, opens Internet Explorer; the web browser that comes bundled with Windows XP.
Note: You must be connected to the Internet for Internet Explorer to open a webpage.
Email, another choice on the Start menu, opens Microsoft Outlook Express, the email client that comes bundled with Windows XP.