PCs for Dummies : Quick Reference (Paperback)

Author: Gookin, Dan

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All the PC essentials at your fingertips!
If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. This concise, superbly organized reference walks you through setting up a PC, the new interface and features of Windows Vista, using basic applications, organizing your stuff, getting on the Internet, networking (wired and wireless), burning CDs, upgrading your hardware, revving up your PC for high-speed game playing, and much more!

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Mfg Part# 9780470115268
SKU 203525130
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0470115262
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 7L x 0.75T
Author Info
Dan Gookin
Dan Gookin got started with computers back in the post-vacuum-tube age ofcomputing: 1982. His first intention was to buy a computer to replace his aged and constantly breaking typewriter. As a restaurant worker, however, Gookin was unable to afford the full word processor setup, and settled on a computer that had a monitor, keyboard, and little else. Soon his writing career was underway with several submissions to fiction magazines and lots of rejections. The big break came in 1984 when he began writing about computers. Applying his flair for fiction with a self-taught knowledge of computers, Gookin was able to demystify the subject and explain technology in a relaxed and understandable voice. He even dared to add humor, which eventually won him a column in a local computer magazine. Eventually Gookin's talents came to roost as a ghostwriter at a computer book publishing house. That was followed by an editing position at a San Diego computer magazine. During this time, he also regularly participated on a radio talk show about computers. In addition, Gookin kept writing books about computers, some of which became minor bestsellers. His favorite quote is "Computers are a notoriously dull subject, but that doesn't mean I have to write about them that way."
From the Publisher
Editors Note What the book covers: This new edition of PCs For Dummies Quick Reference is an ideal reference for beginning PC users who need immediate answers to computing questions at their fingertips. The lay-flat book offers help in setting up a PC, using the basic Windows applications, and getting on the Internet. The book also helps users who want to improve their PC with upgrades or new hardware. | |Updated coverage in the new edition: The new edition is “Vista happy.” All step-by-step information is updated to show new and experienced users how to complete actions using the new operating system.
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0004
Number of Pages 0228
Publisher For Dummies

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