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Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet is a course offered each fall at Harvard University's Extension School. It is part of the school's Distance Education Program, which means that students can take this course via the Internet. This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on. Visit us on the Web at www.computerscience1.org.

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Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet is a course offered each fall at Harvard University's Extension School. It is part of the school's Distance Education Program, which means that students can take this course via the Internet. This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on. Visit us on the Web at www.computerscience1.org.

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    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Dissecting a PC

    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Dissecting a PC

    • 7 min
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    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Changing PC BIOS Settings

    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Changing PC BIOS Settings

    • 11 min
    • video
    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Upgrading RAM

    Vol. 1 - Hardware - Upgrading RAM

    • 7 min
    • video
    Vol. 2 - Software - Installing Windows XP

    Vol. 2 - Software - Installing Windows XP

    • 3 min
    • video
    Vol. 2 - Software - Finding and Installing Windows Updates

    Vol. 2 - Software - Finding and Installing Windows Updates

    • 8 min
    • video
    Vol. 2 - Software - Macs versus PCs

    Vol. 2 - Software - Macs versus PCs

    • 3 min

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