TechTV's Guide to Computer Basics

TechTV's Guide to Computer Basics

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This is a must-have video for every computer beginner! It's time to get to know that computer! Viewers learn the basics with Chris and Kate so that they are ready to use their PCs to their fullest capacities. The experts from TechTV not only show the physical components of a computer but also familiarize the viewer with key applications. From how to boot up, to using word processing, spreadsheets, email, and the Internet, this video helps viewers grow their computer skills while providing entertainment as well. This video also covers basic uses and applications of audio, video, and media player programs. Finally, it shows how to safely shut down the machine. The hosts demonstrate how to become more comfortable with the computer and how to make it a functional tool. TechTV has a dedicated a companion Website ( to show all URL addresses mentioned in the video, plus links to articles and other sites for additional information.
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  • 105.66 x 187.96 x 27.69mm | 195g
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 078972751X
  • 9780789727510

About Chris Botello

Chris Pirillo is the host on Call for Help, TechTV's fully interactive call-in show that takes the stress out of computing and the Internet for both beginners and pros. Prior to TechTV, Pirillo published and distributed, a free email newsletter network tackling technology tips with a sense of humor. He is crazy about computers and personal technology.

Kate Botello is co-host on TechTV's gaming show, Extended Play, which explores some of the hottest games on the market and previews games in development. She is the former co-host of The Screen Savers, TechTV's interactive show geared toward the tech enthusiast. Botello helped TechTV (then ZDTV) win a Bay Area Emmy Award in 1998 for her early work as Tilde, TechTV's virtual character. That same year, she was instrumental in winning a bronze medal in the New York Festival. In 1999, Botello was nominated as one of the Top 25 Women on the Web.
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