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PCs for Dummies
by Dan Gookin
Over the 15 years since the first edition of "PCs For Dummies," PCs have become immensely faster and more powerful. They have also sprouted new and wondrous capabilities at a dizzying pace. This "11th Edition" of the all-time bestselling PC guide has been polished and honed to deliver everything you need to know about your twenty-first-century PC -- from what plugs into wh ...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published February 9th 2011 by For Dummies
(first published July 28th 1992)
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Feb 02, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: PC historians
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Upon the loss of my academic career I gave some time to studying PCs and Windows operating systems to the point that I was able to assemble a working machine from parts. Not realizing how prices would continue to fall and how quickly technologies would become obsolescent, I thought I might make a new career out of this. As it was, I hadn't the heart to charge for most of my meagre services and eventually dropped the idea, finally throwing out a truckload of PC parts only two years ago.
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I can't help but think the authors had me in mind for the title. When I got my first computer in 1994 and unpacked it at home I thought, "What the heck have I done; I don't know anything about computers?" Anyway, over the years, the Dummies series has been a tremendous help...from computers, to operating systems, to digital audio and video, and home networking to name just a few, the Dummies series has given me what I need to know in a quick, entertaining way. I highly recommend this series.