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Computer Essentials

Access independent learning resources about the basics of computers, from using the mouse and keyboard to creating and managing files.

Setting Up a Computer

Useful Websites About Computer Basics

  • GCF LearnFree Computer Basics provides short and easy-to-follow tutorials to introduce you to computers and the Internet.
  • Digital Unite Computer Basics features step-by-step guides to the basics of using a computer for the first time.
  • Tech Boomers shares helpful technology tips and useful online resources for older adults and others new to the Internet.
  • The Windows Desktop answers first-time users' commonly asked questions about the Windows operating system.
  • provides online mini courses on many computer subjects, including how to use Mac OS X.

Books for Computer Beginners