Avoid the Rush for Help
Tired of being computer guru to your friends and family? Preempt their inevitable postholiday pleas to install their new hardware and software with a useful holiday gift: Get More Out of Your PC and Add-Ons, about $22 from Que Publishing. This well-written and copiously illustrated step-by-step guide covers PC basics, maintenance, upgrades, networking, and other topics. It's great for both PC newbies and moderately experienced users.