The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics

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Que, 2002 - Computers - 368 pages
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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics is written to be an all-in-one solution to help users get up and running on their computer and learn all the software applications that come pre-loaded on their systems. This book is a cost-effective alternative for the user who does not want to purchase several books, because it covers hardware, software, peripherals, the Internet, and troubleshooting all in one resource. It's completely updated for 2003, and includes coverage of Windows XP. The book assumes no prior knowledge, and is perfect for those who've just taken their first computer out of the box. At only $18.95, it's priced well below the competition to give the reader a great value.

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Table of Contents
Getting Started 7 23 Using Newsgroups Message
What Your Computer Canand CantDo

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About the author (2002)

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

Mr. Miller has written more than four dozen how-to and reference books since 1989, for Que and other major publishers. His books for Que include Special Edition Using the Internet and Web, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Search Secrets, and, with Jim Louderback, TechTV's Guide to Microsoft Windows XP for Home Users. 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.

Mr. Miller is also president of The Molehill Group, a strategic consulting and authoring firm based in Carmel, Indiana. As a consultant, he specializes in providing strategic advice to and writing business plans for Internet- and technology-based businesses.

You can email Mr. Miller directly at His Web site is located at

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