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Designed for the beginning or intermediate computer user, this guide introduces the computer, offers a history of the PC, leads users through the components that make up a PC, and describes the fundamentals of Windows XP. Users will become comfortable with computer terms, make sense of all the information on the screen, learn to install software, and perform basic troubleshooting operations. Also covered are details on how to customize a PC, how to use a CD-burner and other multimedia hardware, and how to protect against viruses. Included are an interactive CD-ROM that provides a 3-D tour of the inside of a computer, a pass to online learning, and an optional half-day course at a local Gateway store.
Author Biography: Gilbert Del Toro is a member of the Gateway Training Organization and has taught courses at San Diego State University and Palomar College. He lives in Poway, California.