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How can i become a geek?


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StudentBusiness12

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I notice everyone hear knows loadz of stuff regarding computers like how to fix them and what everything does etc. Does anyone have any advice on how i can become a geek and gain knowledge about every aspect of a computer system?
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http://www.geekstogo...?showtopic=4817
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the rest of us non malware geeks...used alot of trial and error, general experience, ALOT of reading....and alot of broken/fried/smashed/melted computers along the way...some of us (me included) have actually gone to school for this stuff...most of it comes from playing around with these darned contraptions
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Oh
That's why:

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3.1, 95, 98SE, xp, 2000, NT4, 2003 Standard Edition, linux (various flavors)


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"sed alot of trial and error, general experience, ALOT of reading."

Well the PC's not mine so cant fry it. Can i get everything i need regarding reading from the net?

Edited by StudentBusiness12, 16 February 2006 - 03:13 PM.

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It depends, really. What aspect are you interested in? I'd guarantee that Hardware, Networking etc you'll need hands on experience, not just reading. For Malware, 90% of it IS self-taught through reading and such. You can join our GeekU to learn how to fix malware. :tazz:
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http://www.geekstogo...67&hl=langalist

read the manual (Read The Manual) is the first place to start. Read everything you can. If you don't understand something, Google it. Then DO everything you can. Once you learn the basics, there is no substitute for experience. I was intimidated the first time I opened a case, and the first time I built a computer. Now, I do it routinely. You will break things, even after you are "good", but each failure teaches you to be better prepared the next time. I can't tell you how many times I have broken XP, on purpose and deliberately.

If there are classes available in subjects you are interested in, sign up for them. Read the forums (there are others besides this one). Practice on your system and other ones if you can. Good luck to you, and remember- you get out of it what you put into it. Initiative counts.

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Really helped, thanks everyone.
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