The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics, 5th Edition by Joe Kraynak

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The fifth edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics places the reader in charge of the computer, rather than the other way round, and places the focus on software troubleshooting rather than hardware techno-babble. The reader wants to do something practical with his or her computer - this book shows them how. It covers basic office programs and how to manage photo, video and music files. It offers advice on safe web-surfing, including coverage of newsgroups, message boards and mailing lists. There are new green computing initiatives that help protect the environment. It includes maintenance and upgrading information.

About Joe Kraynak

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Mikal Belicove is a seasoned blogger and informationage visionary who's hotwired to the Internet and the Internet community.Mikal maintains his own blog at, where he encourages the exploration and exchange of ideas in the online community. His enthusiasm over electronic publishing and information sharing and his drive to steer others to the highest-quality web resources boost this version of Que's "Internet Yellow Pages "to the next level.Mikal currently freelances as a business blogging strategist, brand positioning and marketing consultant, and publicist. His work involves consulting with his clients on the most effective ways to establish authentic "thought-leader" status through their blogs and websites. Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of novice computer users how to master their computers and their software. His long list of computer books includes "Easy Internet," "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics," "Using and Upgrading PCs," and" Absolute Beginner's Guide to Excel," Joe's wide range of computer and training experience has helped him develop a strong commitment to making computers, software, and the Internet more easily accessible to users of all levels of experience.
Published February 3, 2009 by Alpha. 448 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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