ghans - whoa, whoa, whoa! If he doesn't know what ssh and VNC are, he's probably not going to understand where to download PuTTY from, how to set up a wired Ethernet connection on both the Pi and the PC, etc. He may not even be able to get his Pi on the Internet directly, yet.
Gummy - PuTTY is available from:
http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/lat ... /putty.zip
This includes some other things you'll need, especially PSCP and PSFTP (for securely transferring files to/from the Pi).
Open the Zip file with WinZip, 7Zip, or other decompression utility (some versions of Windoze include the ability to open/create compressed files/folders directly) and extract the files, which can be run from anywhere.
If you don't know how to set up the Ethernet port on the Pi, that could take some work, so, let us know if you need help with that.
Connect an Ethernet cable between the Pi and either directly to a PC with an Ethernet port, or a network hub/switch that is in turn connected to a PC (Cat 5 cable is fine, Cat 5e and Cat 6 are slightly more expensive, but, they'll work, and will be usable for faster networks you may use with other computers). All colors of Ethernet cables are straight-through, except orange ones are usually crossover cables. As long as you're using a computer built within the last half-dozen years, or so, either a straight-through or crossover cable should work if the Pi is directly connected to the PC via Ethernet. You should use straight-through cables when connecting to an Ethernet hub/switch, just to be safe, although newer hubs/switches should work with either kind of cable.
Now, you can do what ghans discussed, using ifconfig on the Pi to find out its Ethernet address, and PuTTY to establish a connection between the Pi and the PC using the address of the Pi.
Let us know if this makes any sense and if you need more specific help, such as how to set up PuTTY on the PC and connect to the Pi. If you do get the PuTTY window up and talking to the Pi, ssh should present a user ID login prompt in the PuTTY window. Fill that in (e.g., pi), then the password field when prompted next (e.g., raspberry), and bingo-bango, you should be logged into the Pi from the PC.