1: Why Computers Matter to You: The Importance of Becoming "Computer Fluent." 2: You've Got a Computer ...Now What?: Understanding at the Parts. 3: Introducing the Internet: Making the Most of the Webs Resources. 4: Application Software: Programs that Let You Work and Play. 5: Looking at the Operating System: The Boot Process, Utilities, and File Management. 6: Evaluating Your System: Understanding and Assessing Hardware. 7: Introducing Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses. 8: Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand. 9: Behind the Scenes: Hardware. Acronym List. Glossary. Index.