Complete Idiot's Guide to PCS

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9780028653648: Complete Idiot's Guide to PCS

Designed to aid technically timid PC users in overcoming their fears, this irreverent PC guide uses an accessible design and cartoons to instruct readers in the mysteries of the PC environment. Original.

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This book is proof that it's possible to buy an Idiot's Guide and not feel like one. This book takes the novice by the hand for a very ambitious tour of the world of possibilities available to the PC user. After a section of basic training for those who've flipped the "On" switch for the first time, the book surveys the world of software and hardware opportunities. Chapters cover everything from gaming software to file management to educational software, business uses for the computer, and a hefty introduction to modems, online services, and the Internet. Descriptions are task oriented, reasonably well detailed, and useful for the beginner. Also included is a lengthy computer terms glossary, as well as a large chunk of site listings from Lycos in an appendix. The book also includes a CD-ROM packed with Web software, editors, e-mail programs, and all kinds of utilities. For the new user of a PC, these will be useful additions. The book does a good job covering a very wide subject matter. It's an effective and useful guide for those who have a new computer and are looking to get more out of it.

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As more and more people purchase computers for their home, the need for an easy-to-use, light-hearted guide becomes a necessity. Updated from the best-selling first edition, this must-have resource will provide readers with all the information they need from purchasing, setting up, upgrading their system and using the Internet to creating impressive documents and spreadsheets with confidence. - Includes a directory of the most popular Web sites

- Covers the latest advancements in technologies, including the new MMX chip and changes to the Internet and online services

- Combines solid instructions with light-hearted wit and humor to make learning fun and easy

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