Need advice on how to configure a computer for optimal use with Second Life? I recommend reading Tateru Nino’s interesting post. Make sure to read the comments for additional advices. Click the link to visit Tateru’s blog.
Blender has a complex interface that can be intimidating to new users. This video tutorial by Olivier Villar at BlenderTut will explain how the interface is organized, how to navigate the 3D view, how to adapt the interface and customize the program to your needs.