Absolute Beginners Guide to Computer Basics

Absolute Beginners Guide to Computer Basics

by Michael Miller
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Absolute Beginners Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

Everything casual users need to know to get the most out of their new Windows 7 PCs, software, and the Internet


  • The best-selling beginner's guide, now completely updated for Windows 7 and today's most popular Internet tools - including Facebook, craigslist, Twitter, and Wikipedia
  • Easy step-by-step instructions cover setting up a new PC, getting online, working with digital media, using productivity tools, and much more
  • By the world's #1 author of beginning technology books, Michael Miller

    This year, you may be one of the millions of casual computer users that will buy a new Windows 7 notebook or desktop PC. You'll want to know how to find your way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for you: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet. Through 90+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. Miller offers step-by-step instructions and friendly, practical advice for making the most of Windows 7's improvements, including the new taskbar, Action Center, and Aero Snap. He walks through setting up a new computer; connecting to the Internet; working with digital media; burning custom CDs; watching DVD movies; using Microsoft Office and other popular software; managing money online; setting up home networks; keeping PCs running reliably; and protecting them from spam, viruses, and spyware. This is the one indispensable book for today's PC novice.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780768694697
    Publisher: Pearson Education
    Publication date: 08/31/2009
    Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide
    Sold by: Barnes & Noble
    Format: NOOK Book
    Pages: 456
    File size: 7 MB

    About the Author

    Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.


    Mr. Miller has written more than 90 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, How Microsoft Windows Vista Works, Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers, and Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice—as well as his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.


    You can email Mr. Miller directly at abg@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com.

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    Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics (Custom Package) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    Miller continues in his series of introductory computer books with this offering. An easy look at computers, aimed at the complete tyro. Slightly cartoony in some of the figures. But it is not aimed at kids, though they could certainly gain from it. A typical user is suggested by the cover. Like perhaps a middle-aged person who thus far has sat out learning this stuff. Like I said, it is not a kid's book. The narrative is sober. Miller is careful to minimise the use of computer jargon. And when he does introduce such jargon, you get s clear explanation. Look, you're not going to feel like you're reading your child's textbook. Whether by accident or design, Miller seems to have positioned this book as somewhat of a contrast to a Dummy's or Idiot's book, even though all 3 might be aimed at the same audience. By the way, he concentrates on Microsoft computers. Apple and linux users may gnash their teeth at this, but he is just following the market realities.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Tell me?
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Not for kids
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