Desktop Computers

Desktop Computers : In Perspective

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This book is required reading for personal computer users, both those who are using a PC for the first time, and those who are familiar with PCs but who face the task of setting up to a PC system or network in a laboratory or office environment. It is a practical guide designed to increase the reader's technical literary across a broad range of topics related to PC workstations. The authors describe specific hardware and software products, asses the suitability of these particular needs, and provide a much-needed technical understanding of many often misunderstood issues. The book discusses the philosophy underlying PC systems, their makeup and configuration, and communications methodologies. A comprehensive glossary defines the terminology used in the field. This is an indispensable resource for office managers and technical advisors, especially those involved in planning computer system more

Product details

  • Paperback | 676 pages
  • 192 x 234 x 44mm | 1,378.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line figures
  • 0195070313
  • 9780195070316

Table of contents

PC systems; PC applications; PC system performance and configuration; Microcomputer hardware fundamentals; Microcomputer operating systems; Data formats and compatibility; Application software overview; Text processing; Database management; Spreadsheets; Integrated software; Asynchronous communications software; Graphics; Languages; Management software; Engineering/scientific software; Utilities and enhancement software; Educational software; Software selection criteria; PC system units; PC peripherals and selection; Introduction to networking; Historical perspective; Current limitations in personal computing; Future trends; Important managerial considerations; Final more

About Richard A. Henle

About the Authors Richard Henle is a Senior Engineer in the Engineering Design Automation Group of the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Johns Hopkins University, and is a faculty member of the Computer Science Department of the University. Boris W. Kuvshinoff, a Senior Staff Member of the User Services Center of the Laboratory, specializes in computer user documentation and is the Editor of the McClure Center more