In This Chapter
Familiarizing yourself with the parts of a computer
Finding out how software fits into the picture
Discovering how to choose an appropriate computer for your needs
Finding out how to set up a new computer
Learning about pointing devices and keyboards
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 ...