Chapter 11. Work with Programs

Chapter at a Glance

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Nowadays, you can purchase a computer, plug it in, and start working without installing any additional software. New name-brand computers usually come with the operating system already installed. A package of useful programs is often included with the operating system so that you can quickly accomplish simple tasks. And your computer might also come with commercial software packages for more complex tasks, such as word processing. Sooner or later, however, you will want to install additional programs.

Most of the programs installed on your computer have a link on the Start menu. You can start a program ...

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