Ask the Readers: What Are Your Three Rules for Computer Newbies?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 25th, 2012

This week we’d like to you imagine, if you will, that you must distill down your computer knowledge into three rules to pass on to a new computer user. What do you tell them? How do you save them from making the mistakes you made?

Your friend just bought a new computer and it’s up to you to give them three golden rules to live by to help their computer and data enjoy a long and healthy life. What do you tell them? What is each of your rules and why is it important?

Sound off in the comments with your three-prong approach to happy computing, then check back on Friday for the What You Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/25/12
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