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  • Started 6 years ago by esilvers68
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esilvers68
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If one was just beginning with computers and wanted to expand on their general knowledge where would one begin? Operating Systems? Programming? It is all fascinating but a little overwhelming. Can someone help with a reading list? Would really appreciate any help.

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Scott
Scott
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This is a pretty good all-around reference book, don't be fooled by the title,

http://www.amazon.com/All-One-.....#38;sr=1-3

The publisher's site,
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCD.....23383.html

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whs
whs
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These are two excellent libraries. Best prices are on Amazon, but the big bookstores carry those too.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596528270/

http://www.informit.com/author.....B97C9087C0
The last set has a lot of very good graphics.

Edit. I would do the sequence 1. Internet basics, 2. the operating system you use, 3. the applications you use - and if you have any question, post them here. There are no dumb questions, there are only dumb answers.

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taybay
taybay
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In this case, while Google may provide an overwhelming amount of answers to your questions, www.wikipedia.org is your friend for learning basic information about anything tech. It wont help that much for learning how to use the tech, but it will tell you what it is and what it does so you wont get lost next time you hear it.

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LukeTurnbull
LukeTurnbull
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i agree wikipedia helps me everyday ... ( even at work when i dont know what RSS was and WAP ) =]

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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As whs said, If you see something you don't understand, ask here.

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esilvers68
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Thanks for the help! Looks like I have a lot to do.

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pipo
pipo
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if you want a good push on programming, www.w3schools.com gives some good basic info on current programming languages.

(i wouldn't have survived college without w3schools ^_^)

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