I put a site together for brand new miners using windows that want to use a miner with a graphic interface. Easiest way to get started for a new miner. Currently sending people to slush's pool.http://startbitcoin.com
Any feedback is appreciated.
First thing you need to do is get a “Bitcoin Wallet”. Because Bitcoin is an internet based currency, you need a place to keep your Bitcoins. Got to http://www.bitcoin.org
and download the Bitcoin client for your Operating System. Install it and click “New” to get your wallet ID. It will be a long sequence of letters and numbers. One of most important things you can do is make sure you have a copy of this on a thumb drive and print a copy out and keep it in a safe location. The reason is that if you computer crashes and you do not have a copy of your wallet ID, you will lose all of your Bitcoins. They won’t go to someone else, they will disappear forever. It is like burning cash.
Took me 3 days to figure that one out.
I went straight to guiminer not realizing that I also needed bitcoin client.