Chapter 1: Windows 8 4 N00bs
In This Chapter
A newbie’s quick guide
Hardware is hard — and software is hard, too
Windows’ place in the grand scheme of things
Those computer words that all the grade schoolers understand
What, exactly, is the web?
Buying a Windows 8 computer
Don’t sweat it. Everyone started out as n00bs (or newbies).
All those high-falutin’ technical words you have to memorize, eh?
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 8 is completely different from any Windows that has come before, and Windows 7 (or XP) users who try to apply their hard-gained knowledge frequently get very frustrated just trying to get to first base with Win8.
The easiest way to learn about the new tiled “immersive” interface formerly known as “Metro” is to forget everything you ever ...