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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics

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by Joe Kraynak
 

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When you first get a PC, you want to do something with it. You didn't buy it to learn about it any more than you buy a car to learn about its engine. You want to write a letter, send an email message, check out some Web sites, make a greeting card, or personalize the Windows desktop. Whatever it is you want to do, you don't want to have to read a book describing what

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When you first get a PC, you want to do something with it. You didn't buy it to learn about it any more than you buy a car to learn about its engine. You want to write a letter, send an email message, check out some Web sites, make a greeting card, or personalize the Windows desktop. Whatever it is you want to do, you don't want to have to read a book describing what a Pentium processor is or how your AGP adapter produces the pretty image on the screen. You want something more tangible; you want to do something practical. The only trouble is that the darn computer won't cooperate. It's just not as easy as it looks. That's the purpose of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics. This book identifies the 20-30 tasks that you as a PC novice want to perform and then it draws a map showing you how to achieve your goal. You'll follow simple steps to print a greeting card, reconcile a checkbook balance, decorate the Windows desktop, make the PC run faster, and more.

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From the author of comes this introduction covering the most popular aspects of computers online and offline for both adults and children. Includes a "speak like a geek" glossary. Lacks references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592575978
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of new PC users how to make the most of their PCs with his easy-to-read books for more than 10 years. In addition to writing six editions of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to PCs, he has authored The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Microsoft® Office 2000, Big Basics of Microsoft Windows® 98, and many more.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are having trouble understanding how to make your computer work, this is the book for you. The book tells you how to do simple tasks, written in a way that is simple and easy to understand. You don't have to be a computer whiz to know how to run your computer-- this tells you everything you need to know. I'm sure that this book will definately help you with your problems. It is a great reference guide, and even has a sense of humor (which is hard to find in most computer books). Don't pass up on this one-- you probably won't find a better (or funnier) computer guide anywhere else!