Chapter 1: Windows 8.1 4 N00bs
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 8.1 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 8.1 is completely different from any Windows that has come before — aside from Windows 8, of course — 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 Win8.1.
The easiest way to learn about the new tiled “immersive” interface formerly known ...