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PCs for Dummies (For Dummies)by Dan Gookin
Synopses & Reviews
Find out what you need to know about using your computer!
The fun and easy way® to get your PC up and running in no time!
Want to burn your own CD-R? How about e-mailing digital pictures to friends? Completely updated to cover the latest technologies, this bestselling guide demystifies Windows XP, spam blocking, digital imaging, and much more. Dan Gookin takes you from startup to creating a Web page, helping you get the most out of your PC!
Discover how to:
The Dummies Way
What it is: The PC is the technology that has become a household and business necessity. It is an innovative market that has and continues to change the way people work, communicate, shop, invest and spend their free time.
What's the market: Worldwide shipments of computers based on PC architectures, such as desktops and notebooks, will increase by 8.3 percent to 147.5 million units in 2003 and by 11 percent to 163.8 million units in 2004, IDC said in a statement. IDC attributes the increase to several market drivers, including the rising popularity of wireless and broadband networks, new computer designs, and media convergence. (IDC--December 2002)
What's new in the market: Faster processors, more memory needed to run the latest software, new and faster methods of internet connectivity, new operating systems, digital media enhancements, Tablet PCs, DVDR and DVDRWs, and more.
Explaining the fundamentals of personal computing to those who would rather read words than look at pictures, "PCs for Dummies" tells readers everything they need to know in order to use an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 98.
This user-friendly guide talks about using a computer in friendly, human and often irreverent terms.
Find out what you need to know about using your computer
The fun and easy way(R) to get your PC up and running in no time
Want to burn your own CD-R? How about e-mailing digital pictures to friends? Completely updated to cover the latest technologies, this bestselling guide demystifies Windows XP, spam blocking, digital imaging, and much more. Dan Gookin takes you from startup to creating a Web page, helping you get the most out of your PC
Discover how to:
The Dummies Way
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Basic Stuff You Need to Know.
Chapter 1: Hello, Computer (Please Don’t Explode!).
Chapter 2: The Big Red Switch.
Part II: Taming the Wild Information.
Chapter 3: Your PC’s Operating System.
Chapter 4: The Joys of Disk Storage.
Chapter 5: Keeping Track of Your Stuff without Going Insane.
Chapter 6: Lording It Over Your Files.
Chapter 7: Make Your Own CDs.
Part III: Your Guide to Computer Hardware and Software.
Chapter 8: Basic Computer Guts.
Chapter 9: Ports, Jacks, and Holes.
Chapter 10: All about Disks and Drives.
Chapter 11: Memory (RAM-a-Lama Ding-Dong).
Chapter 12: Amazing Monitors and Glorious Graphics.
Chapter 13: The Mouse in Your PC House.
Chapter 14: The Keyboard Chapter.
Chapter 15: P Is for Printer.
Chapter 16: Modem Mania.
Chapter 17: The Hills Are Alive with the Sounds of PC.
Chapter 18: Networking Nonsense.
Chapter 19: Digital Imaging.
Chapter 20: Even More PC Hardware (Peripherals).
Chapter 21: Using Software.
Part IV: The Anti-Geek Guide to the Internet.
Chapter 22: Hello, Internet!
Chapter 23: Basic Internet Stuff.
Chapter 24: General Advice for the Web Weary.
Chapter 25: E-Mail and Beyond.
Chapter 26: Files to Here, Files from There!
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten Common Beginner Mistakes.
Chapter 28: Ten Things Worth Buying for Your PC.
Chapter 29: Ten Tips from a PC Guru.
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