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Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics Paperback – Mar 24 2000

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Computers are the most excessively hyped tool of the 20th Century. Read the first page
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Good on computer tips, but poor on graphical illustration! Sept. 8 2000
By Emmanuel T. Nwaimah - Published on
Format: Paperback
Users of this book should ignore part of it's title regarding the "complete idiot." It has very useful tips for the average computer user as well. It packs a lot of information into 383 pages and has a good glossary and index. However, it would have made a great book had the publisher considered colorful graphics and reader-friendly font types!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
For Everybody Dec 21 2001
By Hillari Hunter - Published on
Format: Paperback
My sister received a computer, but had no clue how to use it. I got this book for her, because it explains things clearly without a lot of jargon. I would have preferred that it had a little more information about some aspects of the computer such as email, but this book has a lot to cover. It can't go in depth about everything (and besides that, the publisher puts out other books in this series that explains individual computer subjects). A good starter textbook for those who are totally new to the computer, however.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Getting briefed on the basics March 29 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Another great addition to the "Complete Idiot's guide"- series. This one covers all the neccessary basic information needed to beat the dread one might feel as an "uninitiated" in the midst of the ever-increasing media-hype about computers. Buy it for your Granny.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Computer Basics and More May 5 2009
By Mikal E. Belicove - Published on
Format: Paperback
Computer Basics, Fifth Edition, is an excellent resource for beginners and anyone else who needs to know the basics associated with using a PC. Recently, when neighbors asked me to help them troubleshoot a problem with their PC, I referred to my copy of Computer Basics, which assisted me in no time at all in helping solve their problem. Leaving their house with my copy of the book was a little more problematic (they wanted to keep it for themselves).

I appreciate how easy it was to find exactly what I was looking for in Computer Basics. The chapters are easy to get through, and the Index provides quick access to just the information I need. I also like that the graphics presented in the book look exactly like they do on screen, and that the call-outs to those graphics are clear and concise.

From setting up email on your PC and finding lost and misplaced items, to the basics associated with using spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation programs like MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, this book really does have it all, and it really is super easy to read and understand!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A great buy for all types of computer users! March 3 2009
By Savannah - Published on
Format: Paperback
Joe Kraynak presents computer 'basics' here with wit, charm and plenty of helpful tips and information. Perfect for the true computer novice or even for those computer users who consider themselves PC savvy. 'The Least You Need to Know' sections at the end of each chapter do a great job of hitting the high points. Great job Joe!