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PCs For Dummies® Windows®, 7 Edition by Dan Gookin

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Part I. Hello, PC!

Hello, PC!

In this part ...

It's been called a fast idiot, the ultimate solution for which there was no problem, a toy, Satan's spawn, a godsend, Time magazine's Machine of the Year 1982, and perhaps the most miraculous gadget ever invented. I'm speaking, of course, about the personal computer, the PC.

Loathe it or love it, the PC is now a part of everyday life, a gizmo as common as a desk lamp and with more uses than a Swiss Army knife. Whether you already have a PC or are looking to buy one in the near future, use this part of the book to bone up on basic computer stuff.

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