How Computers Work
How Computers Work, Millenium Edition, shows you how chips, software, memory, and hardware work using detailed four-color drawings. An animated, full-color CD-ROM takes you directly inside your computer. This book is completely updated and revised to include the latest technology developments including the Internet, multimedia sound and video, Pentium III/ Xeon// Celeron processors, DVD drives, digital cameras, color printing, Y2K, and ebooks.
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