Now that you are using the mouse successfully, it is time to learn Windows. The sites below do a great job explaining what an operating system is and why it is important. You will also find introductory tutorials for MACs and PCs. . We have listed FREE online tutorials below.
- How Stuff Works: Operating Systems
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. We have pulled their 12 page lesson on operating systems here.
- Home and Learn: Operating System
Home and Learn offers free computer course and tutorials. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Here is a lesson on operating systems. We have linked Windows XP & 7 lessons below. (add this to CB101 guide too).
- GCFLearnfree.org: Windows
GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. These are their lessons on Windows.
- GCFLearnFree.org: Windows 8
This link has helpful information on getting started with Windows 8 and provides step-by-step instructions for completing basic tasks.
- Gateway.com: Windows 8
Clicking this link will take you to online tutorials for working with Windows 8. Brief videos are provided to aid in instruction.
- Home and Learn: Windows 7
- Home and Learn: Windows XP
- HowStuffWorks: Macs
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Here you well find all of their Mac lessons.
- About.com: Macs
With more than 900 topic sites (Guide sites), About.com offers expert, quality content that helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs – from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others. Here you will find Mac basics, tips and tricks, and reviews.
- Apple: OS X
Apple’s webpage for the current MAC operating system; find video tutorials, new features, and more directly from the MAC creators.
- Apple Support’s Mac OS X: Anatomy of a Mac
Learn your way around a Mac in no time. This video gives you tips and hints for getting the most out of your Mac from day one.
- Apple Support: Mac
This is Apple’s support page. Use this page as your portal to finding everything you need to know about using your MAC.