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How Computers Work

How Computers Work (Paperback, 7th edition)

By White, Ron
By Downs, Timothy Edward

Appropriate for all entry-level courses in computers, PCs, or computing concepts. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest technologies and trends, How Computers Work, Seventh Edition is the industry leading full-color, visual guide to computers. Redesigned to be even more aesthe...tically pleasing, this edition's large, full-color diagrams explain virtually every important aspect of contemporary PC technology. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: WiFi wireless networks, Centrino notebooks, and Denial of Service attacks. Leading PC journalists Ron White and Tim Downs first step through the boot-up process, encountering PC hardware and discovering how operating systems control it. White and Downs show how memory and microprocessors work; then turn to software: programming languages, applications, and Windows itself. There are detailed sections on data storage and I/O devices-from low-level coverage ("how energy turns into data") to clear explanations of CD/DVD drives, monitors, keyboards, and game controllers.The authors present a detailed section on multimedia, and another on networks and the Internet, including coverage of email, chat, instant messaging, and streaming media. There are chapters on Internet security, notebook computers, color printing, and more. How Computers Work, Seventh Edition will be equally appreciated by students who plan further study on PC technologies and by those who simply wish to use their computers intelligently.
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ISBN 9780789730336
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780789734242
Released NZ 15 Oct 2003
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Format Paperback, 7th edition
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Series How Computers Work
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ISBN-13 9780789730336
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Imprint Que Corporation,U.S.
Released 15 Oct 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, 7th edition
Edition 7th edition
Author(s) By White, Ron
By Downs, Timothy Edward
Series How Computers Work
Category General Theory of Computing
Applications of Computing
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 206mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 004
Weight 990g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Microcomputers, Microcomputers., Computer input-output equipment
NBS Text Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education