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Michael Meyers' Survey of Operating Systems (Mike Meyers' Computer Skills)by Jane Holcombe
Synopses & Reviews
Essential IT Skills for On-the-Job Success
Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to explain key IT principles in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. His proven ability to explain concepts in a clear, direct, even humorous way makes these books interesting, motivational, and fun.
Inside this book, you will learn to:
Each chapter includes:
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.
-- Surveys each of the major operating systems, including DOS, Windows 9x/2000/XP, Mac OS9/OSX, Unix, Linux, and handheld systems.
-- Richly illustrated four-color layout.
-- Case studies and step-by-step tutorials put concepts in real-world context.
-- Running glossary helps build student's vocabulary, chapter by chapter.
-- End of the chapter lab exercises, questions, and review sections reinforce key concepts.
-- Michael Meyer's unparalleled reputation as a teacher of PC repair and network administration.
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
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