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Illustrated Computer Dictionary for Dummies
Synopses & Reviews
Packed with over 2,000 up-to-date terms for quick and easy lookup!
Explains the latest computer jargon — in plain English
Includes loads of handy Web lingo
Find out how to pronounce and use thousands of terms!
Unless you find pocket protectors fashionable, yuu're probably not totally hip to the never-ending stream of new technobabble. Get up to speed on the latest geek speak with this fun dictionary, which includes coverage of the latest products, technologies, and buzzwords — DSL, XHTML, USB, and many more!
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This bestselling author team makes it simple and fun for computer users to understand topics such as ASCII, Java, Active X, and Fatal Error and new terminology such as Pentium III, Xeon, XML, and XHTML. Readers learn how to properly use terms and pronounce them while also learning their history. Lots of clever illustrations make this guide easy to digest.
PCs are leaving the stores and landing on desktops faster than ever. Unfortunately, while PC technology has improved, the reference material included with most new PCs has not. Now you can throw away that jargon-filled owner's manual and replace it with Illustrated Computer Dictionary For Dummies, 4thEdition. Acclaimed computing authors Dan and Sandra Gookin take readers by the hand and lead them on a journey through their new toy (uh, I mean tool). Illustrated Computer Dictionary For Dummies, 4th Edition covers all the terms new (and old) users want to know about in a humorous and typical Gookin and For Dummies style.
About the Author
Dan Gookin has written over 60 books about computers, including the original For Dummies books, DOS For Dummies.
Sandra Hardin Gookin wrote Parenting For Dummies.
Table of Contents
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A through Z.
Ten Computer Terms That Don't Mean Squat.
Ten Mispronounced Computer Words.
Ten Old-Timer Computer User Words.
Ten Words Tech Support Doesn't Want to Hear.
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