Easy Computer Basics presents just enough information for the average computer user to get their systems up and running, and to start using today's most popular software programs. The most common activities and operations are covered- initial setup, basic Windows use, using Microsoft Works and Word (which come preinstalled on most new PCs), connecting to the Internet, surfing the Web, reading/writing email, viewing and editing digital pictures, downloading and listening to digital music, adding new devices (such as printers and external hard disks, and performing basic maintenance. Readers will also learn how to keep their systems safe from viruses and spyware.
Michael Miller has authored more than sixty non-fiction how-to books over the past fifteen years, including Que's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics (2nd Edition, 2004),Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay (2nd Edition, 2004), and Absolute Beginner's Guide to Upgrading and Fixing Your PC (2003). He was also the author of one of the first books in Que's Easy series, the first edition of Easy Internet (1994). Mr. Miller has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to non-technical readers, and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics.