Windows 10 4 N00bs
IN THIS CHAPTER
Reading the newbie’s quick guide
Understanding that hardware is hard — and software is hard, too
Seeing Windows place in the grand scheme of things
Defining computer words that all the grade-schoolers understand
Finding out 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 heard only the printable part of the story. By clumsily forcing a touchscreen approach down the throats of mouse-lovers everywhere, ...