Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer BasicsBook - 2010
Guides beginning users through basic PC operations in Microsoft Windows, demonstrating how to print letters, manage finances, shop online, send and receive e-mail, and customize the desktop.
Everything casual users need to know to get the most out of their new Windows 7 PCs, software, and the Internet
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
After walking through the typical steps for setting up a personal computer in the home, this guide tours the Windows operating system and provides basic instructions for creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Black and white screenshots illustrate how to surf the web with Internet Explorer, buy a product on eBay, watch videos on the web, send and receive email, connect with friends on social networks, organize digital photos, and play digital music. The fifth edition covers Windows 7 and adds chapters on Wikipedia, craigslist, and online banking. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)