Many elderly people and sometimes even younger folks are completely afraid of computers. In reality, however, there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to them. Once you get to know how to use a PC (personal computer) then people realize that it’s not all that hard after all. With just a few clicks of a mouse and the tapping of a few keys on the keyboard and your on a roll.
Now, most people, old or new to the world of computers at least know how to “boot” up a PC and how to move the mouse. But I am here to explain to those who don’t already know all about these computers that I speak of.
First of all, there are two forms of computers, a laptop and a desktop. Now the main difference between a laptop and a desktop is that a laptop is a great deal more portable and be taken from point A to point B much more conveniently. Second of all there are different brands of laptops and desktops. Some common computer brands include Dell, HP, Compaq, Alienware, and Toshiba along with many others. Third, most people nowadays enjoy most of their time on a computer on the internet which requires an internet connection. There are two basic internet connection types. The first being WiFi (usually found in laptops) which means one less cable but also means you have to be in a Wifi hotspot which there are only about 70,000 across the U.S. Some common Wifi hot spots include local coffee shops, libraries and fast food chain restaurants (including but not limited to McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.) The second type of internet connection is a wired type and is found in many forms including Dialup (which is the slowest of them all) DSL (the next step up from DSL) and broadband (being the fastest.


Matthew Dagostino

Joined February 2008

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