Introduction

Microsoft Windows Tutorial – Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers

The “computer” is an ensemble of different machines that you will be using to get your job done. A computer is primarily made of the Central Processing Unit (usually referred to as the computer), the monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse. Other pieces of hardware, commonly referred to as peripherals, can enhance or improve your experience with the computer.

Author Note

This web site assumes that you have a computer ready to be used and
that all the necessary parts are connected; but we don’t care if you are
using a desktop, a laptop, a server, whether you work from home, in an
office, while commuting, taking a class, or using a computer at a public
library.

To use the computer, you must first turn it on. To do
this, the first thing you should find is the power switch that is used to put the unit on. Nowadays, it is usually

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Introduction To Computers

Introduction To Computers












The Big Picture





A computer system has three main components: hardware, software, and
people. The equipment associated with a computer system is called hardware.
Software is a set of instructions that tells the hardware what to do.
People, however, are the most important component of a computer system – people use
the power of the computer for some purpose.
In fact, this course will show you that the computer can be a tool
for just about
anyone from a business person, to an artist, to a housekeeper, to a student -
an incredibly powerful and flexible tool.





Software is actually a computer program. To be more specific, a program
is a set of step-by-step instructions that directs

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A Basic Introduction to Information Technology (IT)

The terms “information technology” and “IT” are widely used in business and the field of computing. People use the terms generically when referring to various kinds of computer-related work, which sometimes confuses their meaning.

What Is Information Technology?

A 1958 article in Harvard Business Review referred to information technology as consisting of three basic parts: computational data processing, decision support, and business software. This time period marked the beginning of IT as an officially defined area of business; in fact, this article probably coined the term.

Over the ensuing decades, many corporations created so-called “IT departments” to manage the computer technologies related to their business. Whatever these departments worked on became the de facto definition of Information Technology, one that has evolved over time. Today, IT departments have responsibilities in areas like computer tech support, business computer network and database administration, business software deployment, and information security.

Especially during the

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Internet Introduction

 Internet Introduction





Introduction
What is the internet?
History & development of the internet.
Who pays for the internet?
What makes the internet work?
The client/server Model
The use of local client
Electronic mail on the internet.
How does E-mail work?
Reading an internet address
Types of discussion lists
Introduction to network news
How does network news work
Newsgroup: what’s in a name?
Remote Login and File Transfer
Introduction to FTP, File Transfer Protocol
Resources available to you via FTP
Introduction to Gopher
Introduction to the world wide web
Uniform resource locators, or URLs
WWW clients, or “Browsers”
Chatting
A look at search engines.

 

1-Introduction:

By
the turn of the century, information, including access to the Internet,
will be the basis for personal, economic, and political advancement.
The popular name for the Internet is the information superhighway. Whether
you want to

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