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Computers Simplified®, 7th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 1. Getting Familiar with Computer Basics

Are you ready to start learning about computers? This chapter will help by introducing you to the computer and showing you its benefits and uses. You learn about the different types of computers, take a tour of a typical personal computer, and learn the difference between computer hardware and software.

Getting Familiar with Computer Basics

Discover the Computer

A computer is a device that you can use to store, manipulate, and display text, numbers, images, and sounds.

Discover the Computer

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