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    Good Book For the Computer illiterate

    urg subject is prolly mispelled... anyway im looking for a computer book for my mom... i want something that will guide her through email, internet and all that... how to use a bit of word... and other stuff so i doint get asked 24/7 is probably gonna be an xmas present... ive looked at bn.com one book on there was way to deep... urgh... i want something with screen shots... should be relatevly new (her box runs win XP) doesnt have to be deep... hopefully not uber expensive... i want reviews links n stuff help appreciated thanx

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    techtv has some really good books.
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    I got a relative a "something for dumbies".. can't remember what it was.. those books are always helpful.

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    If you go to the computer section of your local book store, you will see many books on the subject. And looking at them in a *real life* you can determine what is the right one.

    The manual that comes with a windows CD is a good basic start to navigate windows itself. Alternatively, you could enrol her in a basic computing course, especially one that involves word processing etc. I know many who were *hooked* after completing one of these
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    Have to second the 'dummies' guides. Seems you can get one for almost anything these days. While the name of them seems a little insulting, people seem to find them useful.

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    Yeah sure, but then that involves buying a heap of books....dummies for windows, dummies for msword, dummies for internet..etc...
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    Yeah sure, but then that involves buying a heap of books....dummies for windows, dummies for msword, dummies for internet..etc...
    Well you wouldn't necessarily have to buy "dummies for internet" just show her how to get to this forum.
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