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Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. -- John F. Kennedy


How to Buy a Computer - Buying a computer means investigating many features: RAM (random-access memory), processor speed, graphics capability, hard disk space and so on. Here's how to start. Be sure to investigate the Related Sites and Related eHows for more info.

Computers for Seniors

Senior Guide to Computers - The Senior's Guide to Computers is a step-by-step, plain English tutorial for the Windows PC. It's perfect for the seniors, juniors, kids, moms and dads who don't want to study for a degree in computer science to use their computer.

ConsumerReports.org - Get information on computers from the unbiased, independent experts.

Quick Tips - Un-technical Technical Help

Did your mouse stop working? You shook it and even thought about slamming it on your desk? Try this before running out to the big box store to replace it.

If it's wireless, replace the batteries.

Check to make sure the receiver for the wireless mouse or the cord for a mechanical mouse is properly plugged into the back of the CPU (the computer box).

Check the surface you're using the mouse on. Here is what interferes with a mouse: the grain in wood desk or the colors in a mousepad because a mouse is so sensitive and experiences it as a separate vibration source.(Amazing, isn't it?)