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Microsoft Windows Tutorial – Lesson 1: Introduction to Computers

The “computer” is an ensemble of different machines that you will be using to get your job done. A computer is primarily made of the Central Processing Unit (usually referred to as the computer), the monitor, the keyboard, and the mouse. Other pieces of hardware, commonly referred to as peripherals, can enhance or improve your experience with the computer.

This web site assumes that you have a computer ready to be used and
that all the necessary parts are connected; but we don’t care if you are
using a desktop, a laptop, a server, whether you work from home, in an
office, while commuting, taking a class, or using a computer at a public

To use the computer, you must first turn it on. To do
this, the first thing you should find is the power switch that is used to put the unit on. Nowadays, it is usually

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1. Introduction | Programming for Beginners

Tutorial: Basics for Beginners (Introduction)


This tutorial is intended for beginners who have no or almost no computer programming experience. It assumes the reader is following the instructions and reading the text carefully. It is not intended to be a quick guide for filling in the gaps in a person’s computer programming knowledge. The tutorial is a complete step-by-step guide on learning basics of computer programming. It will never skip over an important information, and it will never go too fast and leave you behind.

Computer programming requires a fair amount of time to master. You cannot expect to become good at it in a week or two, or even in a month. Anyone telling you otherwise is not being honest. However, the time invested will be more than worth it. Besides learning a useful, entertaining, and very creative activity, you will also learn a lot about computers and

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Introduction to Programming Online Course

Greg C.

Earlier this year, I decided that I was burned out in my current career as a tissue bank specialist (yes, it pays well… but the joke “I see dead people” is only clever the first 100 times you hear it). I wanted a new career and went through the myriad of choices I could choose from to pursue. Computers are a staple in my family, in fact, my grandfather worked for IBM for 35 years (and passed away at 92 this summer) and holds the original patent on magnetic disk drives. I like analytical thinking and problem solving, the job market is booming, I could perform this career in relative perpetuity (my current job can be VERY physical… don’t get me started on explaining how we use the deli slicer), and I could relocate or work remotely – all very important aspects I was reviewing. I began studying

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Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming

————English: Universidad ORT Uruguay is an innovative university with a focus on science, technology, management, design, and education. Member of World ORT, it was established in Uruguay as a private non-profit educational organization in 1942. With more than 11,000 students, increasing numbers of joint projects with industry and research production, ORT is one of the largest non-governmental universities in the country. ORT contributes to the strengthening of the national entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem, and has pioneered the introduction of new study programmes and education technologies in Uruguay. ————Spanish: Universidad ORT Uruguay es una universidad innovadora con foco en ciencia, tecnología, administración, diseño y educación. Miembro de World ORT, se estableció en Uruguay como una organización educativa privada sin fines de lucro en 1942. Con más de 11.000 alumnos, un creciente número de proyectos conjuntos con la industria y producción de investigación, es una de las más grandes universidades no estatales

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Event-Driven Programming: Introduction, Tutorial, History

In late 2005, I was trying to learn event-driven programming. I searched
the Web for an explanation of the basic concepts of event-driven programming, but I
couldn’t find one. So I wrote one. I hope it will help you in your attempt to learn
event-driven programming.

You can download the paper HERE.

It is available in both PDF format and in Microsoft
Word format. I make it available in Microsoft Word format so that it will be
easy to translate or subset the document, complete with embedded

This document is finalized and no longer being actively maintained, but if you wish
you can leave a review.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

The Creative Commons Attribution License gives you permission to do
virtually anything you want with this work, including copying all or part of
it, distributing it, and making derived works (including translations)

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A Basic Introduction to Information Technology (IT)

The terms “information technology” and “IT” are widely used in business and the field of computing. People use the terms generically when referring to various kinds of computer-related work, which sometimes confuses their meaning.

What Is Information Technology?

A 1958 article in Harvard Business Review referred to information technology as consisting of three basic parts: computational data processing, decision support, and business software. This time period marked the beginning of IT as an officially defined area of business; in fact, this article probably coined the term.

Over the ensuing decades, many corporations created so-called “IT departments” to manage the computer technologies related to their business. Whatever these departments worked on became the de facto definition of Information Technology, one that has evolved over time. Today, IT departments have responsibilities in areas like computer tech support, business computer network and database administration, business software deployment, and information security.

Especially during the

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