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Overview: Basic Concepts of How Computers Work

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Overview of How Computers Work,
Explained in Simple Terms

In this audio lesson I’m going to take a number of the simple explanations for specific computer terms which I’ve used over the years and tie them all together to help you better understand how the computer works. You can click the play button below to listen:

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In this easy audio computer lesson you’ll learn and finally understand the following things:

  1. what memory and drives are
  2. what a CPU is
  3. what programs or applications are
  4. what documents are
  5. why your computer can be slow doing some things more than others
  6. why it’s important to have enough memory in the computer and
  7. why adding more RAM can speed the computer up
  8. and more

 

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A Few Basic Computer Terms:

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1
5:34

Understanding the basic computer terms hard drive & RAM (memory)

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2
5:31
Understanding “Formatting” and “Partitioning”

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3
6:15
Understanding flash drives

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4
7:13
Canceling vs Deleting – which one is correct?

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5
10:22

Understanding grounding and why it’s so important to protecting your computer

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6
3:15
What is bookmarking

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7
9:01

What does the term computer crash really mean?
(Most people get this wrong)

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8
13:47
Understanding the terms modem, router, & WiFi

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9
4:16
What does the term “default” mean?

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Featured Video Lessons:

 

In this video I explain a little bit about how web pages load, what free web browser “plugins” are, and how four of them can help protect your privacy and security.

 

This lesson relates to the previous lesson, but focuses on the process of downloading videos (including lessons like this) to help you understand why sometimes a video may start and stop if your internet connection isn’t fast enough, and why you can fast forward through a video, but only so far.

 

 

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