Computers Simplified

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 8, 2007 - Computers - 229 pages
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Completely updated to cover the latest and greatest in computer hardware, the seventh edition shows beginner level computer users how to get comfortable with their PCs and the associated hardware. With friendly character Chip as the readers' guide, this book discusses in a simple style the difference between a Mac and a Windows machine, using multimedia such as digital audio and video, and working with digital images and the Internet. It explains how to safeguard against viruses and SPAM as well as keep computers free from unwanted visitors, so anyone can apply the techniques and be free from troublesome intrusions. It includes maintenance and troubleshooting tactics to keep a PC healthy as well as fun advice on using the Internet and exciting wireless technologies and devices.
 

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it was very informative, but i learn tactually so i wasnt able to apply some applications Read full review

Contents

CHEAP
34
Add Other Peripherals
40
Set Up Your Work Area
46
Use a Keyboard
52
Use a CDROM or DVDROM Drive
60
MINIM AUTEM SED ROTO DUIS MOS Using Software
93
How a Webcam Works
112
Learn About Digital Video
118
Discover Gaming Consoles
124
Learn About the Portable Computer Battery
130
Upgrade with PC Cards
136
Surfing the World Wide
156
11
172
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About the author (2007)

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. Paul has worked with many different types of computers since 1975 and has been a full-time technical writer since 1991. He has written over 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista, Windows Vista Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, and The Unofficial Guide to Microsoft Office 2007. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.

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