New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Brief

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Cengage Learning, Mar 21, 2008 - Computers - 320 pages
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Engage, excite and enlighten your students with New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Eleventh Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide your students with the latest, most in-depth information on computer concepts and their application today's world. The Eleventh Edition provides the most current information on computers, software, the Internet, and emerging issues and technologies. Its unique method transforms learning concepts into an approachable, hands-on experience that appeals to anyone, from the computer novice to the computer savvy learner.
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Contents

Orientation
2
Computers and Digital Basics
2
Computer Hardware
54
Computer Software
118
Operating Systems and File Management
182
QUICK CHECK ANSWERS
244
CREDITS
246
GLOSSARY
248
INDEX
260
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June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Esteemed professionals and respected authors June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Ms. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today's their team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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