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Old 02-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i'll second Lex by saying study for the A+. It's a typical starting point for people wanting to learn hardware and software. The Meyers book is prolly the most recommended.


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Nothing beats experience though, go to the dump and pick up a junk computer. I found a p3 over a year ago that I am still using as a firewall and all the basics are the same.
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^good idea theoretically, but computers are usually at a dump for good reason. Schools usually have computers they wasn't to sell for very cheap...and businesses going out of business sell them for VERY cheap.
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Okay, thank you everyone for voicing opinions, I will buy the A+ book soon, I have been reading the forums and looking at tutorials on pro proofs. tyvm everyone ^^
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