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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Third Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 18. Playing Games

One of the most popular uses of a personal computer has nothing to do with work—and everything to do with play. That's right, most people use their PCs, even just a little, for playing games.

There are all sorts of games you can play on your new PC. You can play the simple games (like Solitaire) that are included with the Windows XP operating system. You can play traditional PC games that you buy at your local computer store and install on your PC's hard disk. You can play simple games over the Internet, where you pit your skills against a competing ...

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