PCs For Dummies

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Wiley, Oct 3, 2003 - Computers - 432 pages
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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 author 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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User Review  - scoop530 - Overstock.com

Good ref. book for those of us that need alittle help with the basics every now and then.... The more that is added to my system the more I forget. LOL Read full review



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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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