How to Use Computers (2nd Edition)

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9780672322532: How to Use Computers (2nd Edition)

Offers a visual overview of computing systems, covering hardware, software, telecommunications, networking, multimedia, setup, running basic applications, and connecting to the Internet.

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For anyone frightened or frustrated by the complexity of the PC, How to Use Computers offers the first step to opening the door to technology. It's a big, colorful, friendly guide filled with everything from cartoon-like screen shots to winking wizards. Lisa Biow doesn't just launch into the basics of word processing, she provides a more comprehensive background for how to coexist with computers. For example, topic 1 is titled, "Computers Are Not Fragile," and she encourages readers to play around with their systems. Making mistakes and exploring are fine ideas, she extols. She eases readers into fundamental concepts, such as the difference between hardware and software, how memory works, and how to copy files and folders. For those who are unpacking their first PC, How to Use Computers is a reassuring beginner's guide. --Jennifer Buckendorff

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How to Use Computers, Second Edition presents the reader with a straightforward, visual approach to learning. The steps and graphics guide the reader through just about everything he or she needs to know about how a computer works and how to make use of it:* The anatomy of a computer-how the processor, hard disk, memory, and other peripherals work together* How to organize the computer's hard drive and folders* How to use the Windows XP operating system and work with its powerful features* How to upgrade a computer with more memory, or add new peripherals like DVD players* How to protect a computer against data loss and viruses

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