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Digital Literacy For Dummies by Faithe Wempen

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Chapter 2

Buying and Setting Up a Computer

In This Chapter

arrow Familiarizing yourself with the parts of a computer

arrow Finding out how software fits into the picture

arrow Discovering how to choose an appropriate computer for your needs

arrow Finding out how to set up a new computer

arrow Learning about pointing devices and keyboards

arrow Practicing starting up and shutting down a computer

Whether it’s your first time buying a computer or you’re replacing an older model, choosing the right computer can be an intimidating task. Armed with a little information about what makes up a computer and why one model costs more than another, though, and you’ll be able to make that decision with confidence.

In this chapter, you find out about the parts of a computer and how they work together. You discover why one computer costs more than another, and how to select the right one for your needs. Finally, you learn how to start ...

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