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Understanding My Computer Bootcamp

Do you find yourself confused when installing software or trying to find files? Are you terrified with the prospect of using the command line? This bootcamp is designed for the person who wants to beef up their basic computer skills and feel comfortable with their computer’s operating system.

Each topic in this series includes parallel pages for Windows and Mac. The Windows pages provide examples for Windows 10 and the Mac pages provide examples for macOS 10.14 (Mojave), although earlier versions will be similar. Since Macs run on top of a Linux operating system, some of what is presented for Macs also applies to generic Linux.

Lessons

This bootcamp covers six general lessons. It is best to work your way through the lessons in order, since the later lessons assume that you understand the earlier ones

Lesson 1: Files

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 1: Files for Mac or for Windows

Lesson 2: Directories

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 2: Directories for Mac or for Windows

Lesson 3: Installing software

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 3: Installing software for Mac or for Windows

Lesson 4: Connections

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 4: Connections for Mac or for Windows

Lesson 5: Backup

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 5: Backup for Mac or for Windows

Lesson 6: Command line

Topics include:

Go to Lesson 6: Command line for Mac (Unix shell) or for Windows (DOS)


Revised 2019-05-06

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