Book for PC novice

  Diodorus Siculus 16:46 28 May 05

Can anyone suggest a good book for a person new to computers. I really mean new: has no idea how to use one.

She can type on a manual typewriter - that is the limit.

So, something that will show her how to email, use the internet, write letters (MS Office) and generally do the necessary bits and pieces.

I am thinking of XP for Dummies click here but am open to any suggestions.

Thanks as always,


  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:19 28 May 05

XP for Dummies is the one that I always recommend. She could always do an ECDL course at college. IIRC they cost very Little and are a good taster to computing.


  spuds 18:28 28 May 05

A book that's called Straight to the Point-Windows XP Professional and Home Edition [ISBN:2-7460-1627-3] is well worth a space near the computer, and a bargain at £4.99. Published by ENI Editions click here

Personally, I would recommend a browse in the book section at PC World. Covers all ranges and levels, with occasional discounts offered.

  Arnie 11:54 30 May 05

Just clicked on the link spuds. Did you mean it to connect to a French site?

  Pooke100 12:09 30 May 05

if you click the british flag it changes!

  Arnie 12:20 30 May 05

Got it.

Must wear my glasses in future!

  Arnie 12:52 30 May 05

The book looks like a good buy, except that, on ordering to the basket, the ENI site states the following:

Delivery time is between 2 and 4 days for UK and Ireland.
A delivery cost of £ 8.50 applies to orders less than £ 250

This site includes delivery at the same book cost, (£4.99).

click here

Hope this is useful.

  Diodorus Siculus 13:08 30 May 05

Have been to PCW and got the XP For Dummies - The main steps (or something like that!) for a tenner. That will do the job. Thankss for the replies.

  Arnie 13:15 30 May 05

You're welcome.

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