A book/CD-ROM guide to all aspects of computer hardware, for anyone who needs to know how PCs work. Contains chapters on areas such as the motherboard, memory, mass storage technology, compact disks, displays, audio, telecommunications, and networking. This edition is revised to reflect technological changes of the past 10 years, with information on Intel's MMX technology, new microprocessors, the latest in storage devices, and, of course, the Internet, with new appendices on the CD- ROM on government regulations, safety, and data coding systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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This new edition of Winn L. Rosch's well-known work offers an unparalleled and up-to-date hardware reference, covering everything from display adapters to disk drives to audio hardware. For each technology covered, you'll find thorough coverage of interfaces, tables of settings, and other excruciating detail about every arcane corner of the PC. It is also a complete lesson in how the Intel-based computer works. Anyone attempting to write programs dealing with the PC at a relatively low level will find it useful as a reference. Besides the explanatory text, the book has a fine selection of infographics, and the various tables and reference sections are also available in electronic format on the impressive CD-ROM. Overall, the Winn Rosch Hardware Bible is big, definitive, and handsomely packaged. The hardcover Premier Edition is built to last as a well-thumbed reference source for the serious PC user who wants (or needs) to know how everything works.From the Publisher:
Updated and revised edition of a bestseller, this comprehensive tome provides the most up-to-date information on the latest developments in PC technology. Written by industry expert, Winn Rosch, this guide covers everything users need to know about PC components and peripherals-from purchasing, setting up, and repairing a computer system to explaining technology and upgrading information. Using an easy-to-understand, well-written style, this is an invaluable resource of information! - Saves users time and money by helping them make the right decisions when purchasing a computer
- Explores mass storage, the display system, printers, networking, plug and play, memory types, input devices, parallel and serial ports, modems, IRDA, and more
- Provides jargon-free explanations of PC design and technology
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Book Description Sams Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110672309548