Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Aug 31, 2009 - Computers - 456 pages
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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
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    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.

      

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    User Review  - jntjesussaves - LibraryThing

    Writing Style: 9.0; very easy read with many helpful hints to the computer beginner Theme: 9.0; computer basics Content: 10.0; N/A Language: 10.0; N/A Overall: 9.0; great book for the beginner and helpful hints for the professional Read full review

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    User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

    Public libraries especially have ongoing demand for basic PC guides; any of these gentle introductions is a suitable update for older titles. Absolute Beginner's Guide targets new PC buyers, walking ... Read full review

    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    Getting Started
    7
    Using Windows
    39
    Upgrading and Maintaining Your System
    93
    Using Computer Software
    149
    Using the Internet
    193
    Communicating via the Internet
    291
    Exploring the Digital Lifestyle
    333
    Index
    391
    Copyright

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    About the author (2009)

    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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