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PCs for Dummies

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  80 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Thousands of computer users have turned to this guide for the latest information on setting up their computers, printers, modems, and more. This new edition includes increased coverage on using Windows 95, the Internet, and CD-ROM drives. Gookin and Rathbone explains everything PC owners need to know in terms that are easily comprehendable. 150 illustrations.
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 384 pages
Published March 1996 by John Wiley & Sons (first published July 28th 1992)
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Erik Graff
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PC historians
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sciences
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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Jerry Bullard
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Brad Little
Mar 30, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
if you know nothing,start here.
Mo
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: professional
Quick and easy overview on PC inner guts. Primer for more detailed stuff..
Elizabeth
May 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will probably be reading this book for the rest of my life.
Jennifer
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was VERY basic. Not very helpful for my situation, but a great beginner's guide.
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