In This Chapter
A newbie’s quick guide
Hardware is hard — and software is hard, too
Windows’s place in the grand scheme of things
Those computer words that all the grade schoolers understand
What, exactly, is the web?
Buying a Windows 10 computer
Don’t sweat it. We all started out as n00bs (“newbies”).
If you’ve never used an earlier version of Windows, you’re in luck — you don’t have to force your fingers to “forget” so much of what you’ve learned. Windows 10 is completely different from any Windows that has come before. It’s a melding of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1, tossed into a blender, speed turned up full, poured out on your screen.
If you heard that Windows 8 was a dog, you only heard the printable part of the story. By clumsily forcing a touch-screen approach down the throats of mouse-lovers everywhere, Windows 8 alienated the touch-first ...