This is a basic outline I wrote up a while back for the original FAQ that's now been lost to the ether. Look it over, make suggestions for additions/alterations, and if anyone wants to help write the sections, post up or PM me and I'll get your name added to the section(s) you want to contribute to.
Please don't write guides to this post, this is just a preliminary. If you want to write for a section, post your interest, or PM me, and then start writing it up (in whatever text editor you prefer). When you're finished with your section, send it to me, either PM or email. Once I get enough content up for a working general faq, I'll make a new post and get with Abecx to get it stickied.
A F.A.Q. for ALL Computer users
Table of Contents
1) Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting
1a) Update, Update, Update!
1b) Adware, Spyware, Pop-Ups, Oh My!
1c) Viruses and Trojans
1d) Tidying Things Up
2) Get Off The Beaten Path
2a) Getting Around The Internet ... Safely (Alternative Browsers, Mail, & News Readers)
2b) Microsoft Office = Bad! (Alternatives, Free And/Or Not Free)
2c) Audio & Video (Other Media Players)
3) Basic Maintenance and Troubleshooting Not Working?
3a) Push The Rewind Button (System Restore, Or Other OS's Similar Functions)
3b) Are You Sure It's Software? (Troubleshooting Hardware)
3c) When You Can Cook Eggs On Your Case ... That's Bad. (Cooling The System Down)
3d) She's Gone From Suck To Blow! (Getting The Dust Out)
4) Format C: ... A.K.A. The Sacrificial Rite
4a) When All Else Fails ...
5) Stop The Train, I Want To Get Off!
[trey85stang] 5a) You mean there's more than Windows in the computer world? (*nix, Mac OS, *BSD, Etc. Pro's & Con's And/Or Side By Side Comparisons)
6) More F.A.Q.'s Please
6a) How Do I Rip My CD's to MP3?
[MoonDog] 6b) How Do I Backup My Movie Collection?
[Sami] 6c) How Do I Secure My Wireless Connection?
7) Mobilize The Troops
7a) Cellphones And Way Too Many Things You Can Do With Them
7b) PDA's And ... Way, Way Too Many Things You Can Do With Them
There's no problem with more than one person contributing to the same section(s). When you send me your write-up, I'll go through them and remove any redundant information, and piece together the remaining guides for inclusion.
Again, this is just a preliminary. No guides here, send them to me. Feel free to suggest more content. Hopefully once this is up, it'll help curb some of the questions's we've already answered a million times (and usually the same question by two or more people, making totally new threads ... on the same page).