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    I want to learn every thing i possibly can about computers but the problem is that I don't know anyone who will teach me, and most likely know one hear will teach me either and i respect that but I still want to learn all i can about computers. So all i'm asking is how did you guys (and girls) learn so much about computers ( I know most of you will answer by reading books but all i can afford is... free) so if you have links, e-books, advice, etc., it is welcome just people relpying to me would be a surprise to me and i'd like to thank all of you for your help in advance. Thx

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    These sites should get you on your way. They have a wide range of topics between them and will hopefully help you on your way.

    http://www.ugu.com/sui/ugu/warp.ugu
    http://www.intelinfo.com/free_computer_books.html
    http://www.maththinking.com/boat/booksIndex.html
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    On the main page of 'AO' (this site), in the upper right side, you will find a box with this:
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    Go to the one called 'Discussion Forums' and start reading. Window in 'Google' http://www.google.com
    and search out the term and/or terminology you don't understand.
    You can also go to 'Google" and search out beginning computer tutorials, and manuals. All free and online.
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    read and play. setup a lab. format and reload. most importantly.. read. books are good, but you can read what is out on the web.
    most of the info you can find in books you can find on the web... you just have to look harder.

    hand on experience is key... so try to solve as many problems for people as you can. troubleshooting will teach you a lot.

    you've got one of the best resources at your fingertips... use it. google is your friend.

    ask questions when you don't understand, but don't expect to be spoon fed everything.

    search AO for ebooks and the like... there are members that have put together huge threads of just that.
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    Heres a link that should help you with almost any linux problem you may have --> The Linux Documentation Project Its helped me with quite a few linux problems. Basically its a massive collection of HOWTO files in many different formats for easy viewing in just about any OS available. Definately one for the bookmarks if you plan on getting into Linux.
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    A lot of good advice and links have already been covered, with special mention going to MemorY for his never ending supply of free ebooks. I would only add that an excellent resource is college and university web sites. Search Google and you will find them worldwide.
    This will also improve your searching skills, as you will have to find the Dept of Computing, Computing Faculty,Computing Science or whatever it happens to be called. Then find the Staff list, you wiil usually find that each Lecturer has a site with courses taught, with lecture notes, tutorials etc , along with various links to computer related material and their own published works etc. This will keep you occupied for quite some time,and will give you access to free education from some of the best computer brains in the world, all at your fingertips
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    Read, read and read some more. And then (and this may sound a bit odd) try and explain it to somebody that knows less then you. By explaining it to somebody else how it works you are forced to think a bit harder about it. That way you will both learn
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    Originally posted here by SirDice
    Read, read and read some more. And then (and this may sound a bit odd) try and explain it to somebody that knows less then you. By explaining it to somebody else how it works you are forced to think a bit harder about it. That way you will both learn
    I agree. Though... most of the time people don't want to listen to me talk about it... I dont have many computer geek friends... and those who are computer geeks still don't want to know it unless they HAVE to know it. I can barely get my boss to listen to me... and he is supposed to be my "mentor"...
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    NUMBER 1. YOU do not have to be a computer geek to know about computers.
    NUMBER 2. If stupidity was a crime...you would have been executed a long time ago
    NUMBER 3. I suppose you're n0t a computer person, perhaps not a book person neither.
    NUMBER 4. *SEE ALL OF THE ABOVE*

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