You cant get to basic, youll find something useful, if you really want to be a geek you can come down to the geek secret headquarters and we will install a specail micro hard drive directly into your brain with all the knowledge you need.
You also get hard geeks and soft geeks, these guys are soft geeks, and then you get hard geeks like me and the rest of the hardware people, i like hardware side of geekness more, software is more of neccesary evil to see how nice the hardware goes. If you want to learn how to remove viruses you can join geekstogos geek university and you will be given all the training needed to spot and remove malware.
Other than that read the tech websites and magazines and youll pick it up in time for being hardware techy geek person i think its good fun i love my computer but i go a bit nuts if i spend ages with coding and software tweaking give me a good hardware problem anyday(love programing but i dont have the patience i learn and forget languages to quickly). Good advice is to experiment its how you learn, you dont know unitl you try it and yes you will make mistakes and the computer will probably not work but fixing it is the bes tlearning experience, ive lost count how many times ive naffed something when i was learning all about computers, and im still learning the great place about a site like this all our collective tid bits of knowledge and experience are shared.
Edited by warriorscot, 08 January 2006 - 01:07 PM.