Chapters from 'The Secret Guide to Computers'

Here are 20 chapters from 'The Secret Guide to Computers,' 30th edition. (To switch to the 34th edition, click here.)

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But here's a taste....

Click on the chapter you want:

How to buy computer stuff wisely
Kinds of chips
Kinds of software and which to buy
Which computers to buy
How to use Windows 98, Me, XP, and Vista
How to use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google, best sites
How to use e-mail
Tricks to handle maintenance
Tricks to handle repairs
How the famous viruses work
How to use Microsoft Word 2007
How to use Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, 2003
How to handle spreadsheets
How to create and edit movies
How to create Web pages (HTML, etc.)
How to handle databases
How to program in Visual Basic (wait for download)
How to program in JavaScript and JScript
How computer languages arose
The computer industry's strange past