Computer Vocabulary Reading Exercise

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  • viruses
  • user error
  • desktop
  • firewall
  • laptop
  • screen saver
  • outdated
  • flash drive
  • compatible

I think it is time for me to buy a computer. I need something I can take with me wherever I go. The computer we have in the house is great, but sometimes I need to work outside of my home.

In the past, I would always save any work I did at home onto a . I'd take it to work and put the files on the work computer. Now I can just do everything on the lap top. The advantages of having my own computer will be great. For the first time in my life I can finally have my own personal . No more pictures of cute cats or couples walking hand in hand! My first picture will probably be a shiny red sports car. Another advantage will be that I won't have to worry about computer . On our home computer my kids constantly download music from illegal sites. These files are not safe. It doesn't matter what kind of or antivirus software you have. Bad things happen with these illegal files.

Since I will be using more than one computer now, I will have to make sure that the software I get on the new computer is with the others. The home computer we have is a bit , since it was purchased three years ago. Hopefully I can transfer the important documents from my old computer to the new one. I am no expert at technology and how to run a computer. I get frustrated a lot when attempting to use new software. Most times the trouble I run into is due to . When I slow down, and take my time, I can usually figure out where I went wrong.

So it is now time to go shopping for my new computer. There are so many options and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. Wish me luck!

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