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Understanding the Basics of Computers, Issue #001 -- teaser here
December 01, 2008
Understanding the Basics of Computers
Your source for computer tips and tricks for the beginner computer user
November 30, 2008 Issue 02
Sorry I am late with this E-zine. With the holidays my schedule got a little crazy. I hope every one enjoyed the 1st issue and I think you will find some useful information in this issue. Let me know what you think there is plenty of time to make changes. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I had a great time with my family and friends. As for the articles in this issue I am trying hard to give the most useful information I can come up with that will help you with your computer woes. My website is still a work in progress so check it regularly for new tutorials. If you have any suggestions for the website please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think or what you would like me to add.
In this issue:
Clean your temp files
I donít know if you have ever cleaned out your temporary files but most of the time this can solve some of your computer problems as far as your computer running slow or not having enough storage on your computer. Temporary files are files that your computer uses to access things more quickly while you are using a program or downloading something from the internet. These files are usually only used the 1 time and then are just left on your computer to take up space. Viruses can also hide in this file.
Cleaning temp files is a good maintenance practice.
That is all there is to it. You only need to do this maybe once a month if you are using your computer a lot, if you donít use your computer that often maybe only every 6 months. This is an easy process that will save you some headaches in the future.
Everyone is moving to the digital era with cameras. They are becoming affordable and very easy to use. Most local stores even have the printing stations for you to print your photos.
If you are shopping for a new digital camera I want to give you some tips on what to look for.
These are the basic features you need to look for when purchasing a digital camera. If you have any questions email at Jennifer@free-computer-tutorials.net
With everyone going to digital storage can become a big problem, especially if you own an older computer. External hard drives are easy to connect to your computer and can give you the extra space you need for your pictures, videos, or music.
I have seen external hard drives for as little as $59.00 for 250GB. Most of the older computers donít have more than an 80GB hard drive. This seemed like a lot at the time you purchased your computer but now it is not enough for the digital era.
The external hard drive can be connected to your computer with a standard USB cable. It will come with software to install on your computer. When you are finished installing it the hard drive will appear in the My Computer Window as another letter drive. You will be able to access it the same way you access any other folders on your computer.
I use mine to back up my computer as well as store all of my videos and pictures. It never hurts to back up your files.
I hope this issue of Understanding the Basics of Computers was helpful. If you have any suggestions for next months issue or comments on this issue please let me know.
Keep learning about your computer,
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