Chapter 1. Getting Familiar with Computer Basics

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.

Discover the Computer 4

Benefits of Using a Computer 5

What You Can Do with a Computer 6

Types of Computers 10

Tour the Personal Computer 12

Learn About Computer Hardware 16

Explore Computer Software 17

Discover the Computer

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

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