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In the world of computers, there are many different links that can help
you out in many ways. Links make it easy to navigate your way to various
areas of the Internet with just the click of a button. There are many
different kinds of links. Here are some:

* Reciprocal Link – A two-way link that directs users to and from
websites. These are also known as link swaps, link exchanges, and link
partners.
* Hyperlink – A reference in a hypertext document to another document or
resource.
* Hard Link – A reference or pointer to physical data on a storage volume
such as a disk or CD-ROM.
* Symbolic Link – A special type of file that serves as a reference to
another file.
* Data Link – The means of connecting one location to another for the
purpose of transmitting and receiving data.
* Linker – A program that takes one or more objects generated by
compilers and assembles them into a single executable program.
* Link + - A networked online catalog of submitted information that is
free to use.

Links make using a computer much easier. It also makes navigating the
Internet easier as well. When you visit a web page, they often will
provide you with links that will take you to another web page. This is
an advantage for both of the pages as it is usually two-way meaning that
web page 1 links to web page 2 and web page 2 links to web page 1 which
increases traffic to both sites.

Businesses often use links to help promote not only their products but
those of their cooperating partners as well. It’s a win-win situation
for both companies as they can work cooperatively with each other to help
move product and increase sales.

When you are using a link, the programmer has embedded the code for the
link directly into the program. You don’t have to type in a URL address
manually; it’s located “behind” the link. That means all you have to do
is hover your cursor over the link, click once, and be taken directly to
the web site.

In documents, people often include links to direct the user to additional
information. For example, a student may want to insert a link into a
term paper so that the instructor can be directed to the web site where
the information was taken from. Links are easy to include in documents
as most word processing programs will have a shortcut that will of
automatically make the link accessible.

Links are very helpful in the computer world. They provide users with
much more information than they were originally looking for – all with
just the click of a button!

				
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