Resources

Below are many web resources to help you understand computer basics, choose your computer, and install and operate software applications (programs).
The goal, however, is as stated on the Home page.

The resources are grouped loosely by category and are displayed alphabetically within each category.

 Basics

Computer Basics
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Desktops, Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets - this resource has it all! 



Computer Jargon Dictionary
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Keyboard Shortcuts
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Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 


Keyboard Shortcuts Expanded
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A multitude of Keyboard Shortcuts for a variety of applications and operating systems 


Keyboard Skills I
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Keyboard Skills II
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Mouse tutorial (Earn a Certificate!)
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New Computer "Must-Haves"
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New User Tutorial
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Keyboard and Mouse Training 

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Try a Mac?
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Mac information and videos 

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What computer should I buy?
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 Books

How to do Everything Mac
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Kindle Cloud Reader (Amazon)
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Buy and read Kindle books without buying a Kindle. Free books also available. 


The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computers
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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computers - Windows XP
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 Email and Instant Messaging (IM)

Basic Email and other stuff
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About email and other ways of communicating over the Internet 


Google Voice and Video Chat and Talk
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Info and download links 


Netiquette
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Online etiquette, especially email 


Skype
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 Fun? Stuff

AcademicEarth.org
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Calibre - ebook reader and more
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Crackle
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Educational Videos from YouTube
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Facebook
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How Stuff Works
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From Acetylene Torches to Zero Gravity (including Computers) 


Hulu.com
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iTunes
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NBC.com
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Pandora.com
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Pogo.com
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Twitter
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WikiHow
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Wikipedia
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Everything about everything - Sort of, anyway. 


Wikiversity
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Free online learning 


Worldwide TV
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YouTube
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YouTube.com
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YouTube Downloader
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 Let's surf the web

20 Things about the Internet
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Browser Basics
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Google Chrome
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Google search tips
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Professor Messer has some excellent tips. He has many more videos on YouTube and on iTunes podcasts. Check them out - they are free and good. 


Google Stuff
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Google Webstore
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Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)
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Internet Explorer 9 Videos
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Introduction to the Internet
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Mozilla Firefox
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Safari
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Safe online shopping and banking
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Safe surfing
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Searching the Web
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What use is the Internet?
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 Operating Systems

bits and Bytes
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Mac OS
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Ubuntu
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What is an operating system?
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Windows 7
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Windows 7 Help and How-to
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Windows Vista Help and How-to
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Windows XP
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Windows XP Help and How-to
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 Programs

Application download and install
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Create a Check Register in Excel
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Download Picasa
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Free Studio
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Getting Started with MS Office 2007
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Getting Started with MS Office 2010
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Gimp
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Google Docs
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iTunes
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Microsoft Office 2010 Introduction
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Office 2003
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Office 2007
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Office 2010
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OpenOffice.org
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Picasa Video
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Scribus
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VLC
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Windows Live
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Windows Live Help and How-to
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Windows Live Movie Maker
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Windows Media Center Help and How-to
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Windows Media Player How-to
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 Security Matters
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Advanced System Care
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Course on Facebook Privacy Settings
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Short videos by Grovo 

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Cyber-harassment, stalking - and addiction
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Download Microsoft Security Essentials
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ĊGuidetoFacebookSecurity(1).pdf
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Guide to Facebook Security 1452kv. 2

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Introduction to Internet safety
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Iobit's Anti-Malware
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Malwarebytes
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Microsoft Security Essentials (free)
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Protecting your computer
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Tips about email scams and spam
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 Software Sources
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Download.com
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Free Software Directory
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Free Software Movement Rationale for Government
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Peru debates Microsoft 

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Get Paint.net
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Ninite.com
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"Easy" download and install programs and applications, especially for a "new" computer. 

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Portable Apps
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SourceForge.net
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Windows Live Essentials
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Windows Live Essentials (free)
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 Tutorial Sources
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GCFLearnFree.org
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How to Macintosh
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Top Windows Tutorials
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Windows 7 Tutorials
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