This module provides information for those who are not too familiar with computers. You can find useful information on computer basics such as hardware and software, the mouse, the keyboard, and more. Scan through the topics to find videos and step-by-step tutorials. The links on this page will open in a new tab/window.
About Computer Hardware
Hardware is the physical components of the computer, including the devices users interact with to interface with the computer, such as computer mice and keyboards. Below are some basic guides on computer hardware.
About Computer Software – General
Software is the applications and programs that tell the computer to perform functions. Below are some guides on computer software.
The following guides cover Windows software.
The following guides cover Apple software.
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