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Common technology questions and basic computer concepts

Common questions and basic computer concepts for the home userIn this section we are covering common questions and basic computer concepts from the perspective of a typical home user. The first question is obviously, "What computer should I buy?"

Anyone who answers your question "What computer should I buy?" without first asking a few questions back, does not understand the question.

How much computer do you need?

Too often people set out shopping for a computer without first making a list of what they expect the computer to do for them. This is the most common reason for unfulfilled expectations when it comes to technology.

Technology is ever changing, at a very rapid pace. Depending on your level of technical knowledge, expectations of what technology can do will vary widely. Even those who have been around technology for years will sometime make the most common of errors by buying individual devices, without planning how they fit into the total picture. In business today you hear a lot about the thirty thousand foot view. It's all about looking at the total picture, rather than any one thing.

Never lose sight of the fact that technology is just a tool. The finest tools do not turn a novice craftsman into a master. Your financial adviser will tell you the importance of sound financial planning, so if so if you view a computer as a tool to automate your life, it makes sense to plan your technology purchases. Planning involves some work, but all you need to get started is a pencil and paper.

Starting on a piece of paper, write down your thoughts on a few basic questions. What is in it for me, what benefits do you expect from the system? If you could have anything, what would it be? What would you like to have available to you?

Learning basic computer and networking technology

Woman working late on computerWelcome to the Guru42 Universe. Your journey to learning basic computer and networking technology concepts starts here at ComputerGuru.Net

Learning computer networking can be intimidating, like learning a foreign language, so many similar sounding words and phrases, and acronyms everywhere.

Many people attack their understanding of a computer concept in the context of using a dictionary to find the meaning of a word they don't understand. It would be difficult to learn a foreign language simply by using a dictionary as your tool.

Likewise, it is difficult to learn technology concepts simply by looking up specific definitions. We organize the material in sections that can be read like a chapter in a book by topics, rather than simply a list of definitions like a dictionary.Since 1998, ComputerGuru.net has attempted to provide self help and tutorials for learning basic computer and networking technology concepts, maintaining the theme, "Geek Speak Made Simple."

We continue to receive positive feedback from all over the world about our technology websites as we attempt to presented material more from a personal "lessons learned" perspective than a text book perspective.

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