Computers break. Computers are stupid. Computers are yucky. It’s a torrid love affair.
Working out your relationship issues with your computer can be easier, though: Give the How-To Geek a once-over.
The How-To Geek is a one-stop answer for most of your computer questions and problems. Whether you want to know what in the world Ubuntu is, or to learn how to build your own computer, your answers are here.
Under the How-To’s umbrella, the one I like the most, there are six topics: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Firefox, Geek Stuff, and Ubuntu/Linux. In each of these categories are a number of different how-to’s and tips for getting the most out of your computer.
Frequently updated with tips and tricks about how to fix and tweak your computer, the site’s a really great place for even the least tech-savvy. For the most part, articles are simple and easy to read, without too much tech jargon.
Articles often use screenshots, which are particularly helpful for the times when they do use the tech jargon. Users also leave comments on the articles, which often clear up the things they don’t get right.
The other thing I really like on the site is the forums. They’re all user-based and moderated, and there’s a whole lot more information in them- nearly 29,000 posts on Windows Vista alone! With forums, you often have to do more digging to get to the useful stuff, but there’s a lot of good information hidden in the forums. Many other questions can be answered, and feel free to ask some yourself!
The Geek claims he’ll answer the questions you ask, and in fact many of the articles that have been written come from reader-submitted questions. Join the forums or send an email, lend your expertise, and you’ll get some questions answered.
Instead of Google being the first place to turn when you have a tech question, make it the How-To Geek. Check it out here.