PCs for Dummies

PCs for Dummies

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A Reference for the Rest of Us!. The world's best selling PC book for beginners is now updated to cover the latest hardware and software technologies. More than three million copies of previous editions are in print, making "PCs For Dummies" an undisputed bookstore champion. In this edition, veteran "For Dummies" Dan Gookin demystifies Windows XP, broadband connections, new PC configurations, various DVD writing formats and hardware, scanning, digital photography, e-mail management, and more. This book strips away the jargon and leaves the fun, enabling PC novices to get up to speed quickly and begin enjoying all the PC has to offer. Written by the author of the original "For Dummies" book, whose knowledge, writing style, and reputation are unparalleled in the industry. It walks the reader through using a computer in friendly, human and often irreverent terms, focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user; provides everything the beginner needs to know without bogging down in jargon and techno-babble.
It is fully updated with all new coverage of Windows XP, PC maintenance, new PC configurations, digital photography and scanners, CD-ROM writing, e-mail, broadband connections, blocking spam, and more. It also covers the "fun stuff," like planning a trip online, playing online games, and making a Web page DAN GOOKIN (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) helped launch a phenomenon when he wrote the first-ever "For Dummies" book, "DOS For Dummies" in 1991. His friendly, conversational style has taken the terror out of technology for millions of people around the globe; his books have been translated into thirty two languages, with eleven million copies in print. In addition to the eight previous editions of PCs For Dummies, he has written or collaborated on more than twenty five For Dummies books.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 28mm | 639.56g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0764540742
  • 9780764540745

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: The Basic Stuff You Need to Know. Chapter 1: Hello, Computer (Please Don't Explode!). Chapter 2: The Big Red Switch. Part II: Taming the Wild Information. Chapter 3: Your PC's Operating System. Chapter 4: The Joys of Disk Storage. Chapter 5: Keeping Track of Your Stuff without Going Insane. Chapter 6: Lording It Over Your Files. Chapter 7: Make Your Own CDs. Part III: Your Guide to Computer Hardware and Software. Chapter 8: Basic Computer Guts. Chapter 9: Ports, Jacks, and Holes. Chapter 10: All about Disks and Drives. Chapter 11: Memory (RAM--a--Lama Ding--Dong). Chapter 12: Amazing Monitors and Glorious Graphics. Chapter 13: The Mouse in Your PC House. Chapter 14: The Keyboard Chapter. Chapter 15: P Is for Printer. Chapter 16: Modem Mania. Chapter 17: The Hills Are Alive with the Sounds of PC. Chapter 18: Networking Nonsense. Chapter 19: Digital Imaging. Chapter 20: Even More PC Hardware (Peripherals). Chapter 21: Using Software. Part IV: The Anti--Geek Guide to the Internet. Chapter 22: Hello, Internet! Chapter 23: Basic Internet Stuff. Chapter 24: General Advice for the Web Weary. Chapter 25: E--Mail and Beyond. Chapter 26: Files to Here, Files from There! Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 27: Ten Common Beginner Mistakes. Chapter 28: Ten Things Worth Buying for Your PC. Chapter 29: Ten Tips from a PC Guru. Index.
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"...the fun and easy way to get your PC up and running in no time..." (Choice Magazine, May 2004)
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About Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin wrote the first--ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word 2003 For Dummies. His books have been translated into 32 languages.
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