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Easy Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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Chapter 1. Understanding How Your Computer Works

Chances are you're reading this book because you have a new computer. At this point you might not be totally sure what it is you ve gotten yourself into. Just what is this mess of boxes and cables how does it all go together, and how does it work?

We'll start by looking at the physical components of your system the stuff we call computer hardware. A lot of different pieces and parts make up a typical computer system. You should note, however, that no two computer systems are identical because you can always add new components to your system or disconnect other pieces you don't have any use for.

The Parts of Your Computer System

Getting to Know Your System Unit

The system unit is the most important piece ...

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