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Survey of Operating Systems (Mike Meyers' Computer Skills)

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Publisher Comments:

This textbook offers a survey of all the major microcomputer operating systems through real-world case studies, annotated illustrations, and step-by-step tutorials and projects. It is designed for IT students who want to learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems. This book will teach the basic functions of an operating system, such as the graphical user interface, memory management, device management, and file management. It also explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot each of the major microcomputer operating systems, including DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and, Linux, as well as explain the purpose of operating systems in different hardware environments, such as microcomputers and networks.

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwideJane Holcombe, A+, Network+, MCT, MCSE, CNA, CTT+, is a pioneer in the field of PC training. She co-founded a Minnesota training company, and has trained technical support personnel nationally for more than 17 years. Jane has developed numerous technical training courses, including one of the earliest PC operating system and hardware courses for support people. She is a past President of the Twin Cities PC User Group, and she has made technical presentations and led general sessions at both local and national conferences.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Operating Systems

2 Disk Operating system (DOS)

3 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

4 Windows 2000 Professional

5 Windows XP Professional

6 Making the Windows GUI Work for you

7 Managing Local Security in Windows

8 A Look under the Hood

9 Introduction to Network Server Operating Systems

10 The Client Side of Networking

11 Linux on the Desktop

12 Macintosh OS X

Appendix

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072257731
Publisher:
Irwin/McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Author:
Holcombe, Charles
Author:
Holcombe, Jane
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Mike Meyers' Computer Skills
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
682
Dimensions:
10.86x8.66x1.10 in. 3.16 lbs.

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