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If Windows 8 baffles you, here's some free training

People new to Windows 8 can get a helping hand via a special course from the online training site Lynda.com.

Dubbed Windows 8 Essential Training, the four-hour course is available for free to the public until November 23.

The online course covers a variety of topics, including how to upgrade to Windows 8, how to organize your files and folders, how to print, how to use the Mail app, how to back up your files with File History, and how to use Internet Explorer 10.

People can sign up for the course by "liking" its Facebook page. … Read more

Improve your tech skills with Lynda.com's iPhone app

In this tough job market, selling yourself takes more than a bachelor's degree. Journalists are expected to know some HTML and even basic video-editing skills. Administrative assistants need to be Microsoft Office experts. And, if you're building an online property, you better have a lot of technical skills.

Taking classes at a community college is the obvious solution, but there's also Lynda.com, the online training resource for all of the above skills. At $25 a month, Lynda.com provides 748 courses for subjects like Photoshop, Microsoft Office, CSS, Google Apps, and Flash. The website even covers … Read more