My recent customer installation for a new computer system made me aware of the lack of knowledge for new computer users. What I am saying is many new computer users buy with out knowing anything about computers. This customer had a web site built earlier in the year, keddespromo.com but no way to view it and with no computer knowledge asked me along to shop for one. He wanted something simple and from off the store self. So that was what we did, shopped around and settled for a 500 MHz Celeron with a fifteen inch monitor and a color printer. For the extra hundred I tried to talk him into a seventeen inch monitor, but with the lack of experience the fifteen seemed adequate to him.
Tools are important and one excellent tool is a book on your
operating system. I told him to go and buy a good Windows 98,
book just to get the hang of using the operating system.
Another suggestion is to look through the used book market, if you don't want to pay a lot for a new book. But consider that information out dates itself pretty quick in the computer industry. Look for someone with a fair knowledge on computers and let them lead you through the rough times. Use the internet to read up on what interests you. And don't be afraid to explore your computer. If your not sure press cancel and ask, there are answers out there and plenty of places to find them too.
Just remember you bought a new computer and by exploring it's features will make you an expert in no time. Have fun with your computer. Use it for things that interest you the most. Some find that games interest them. Or like with my customer he wanted to explore the World Wide Web. The computers of today and coming tomorrow are designed for multi tasking. There designed to do more than one thing. So use your computer for word processing, accounting, games, internet and email, and many more other reasons. Good luck and have fun. If you have any questions for me send them to firstname.lastname@example.org attention Steven.
Bye for now.