The perfect go-to reference to keep with your PC
If you want to get the most out of your PC, you've come to the right source. This one-stop reference-tutorial is what you need to succeed with your Windows Vista or Windows® XP computer, whether it's a desktop or a laptop. From setting up your PC to using it for games and multimedia to keeping it running smoothly, this comprehensive guide explains it all with clear, step-by-step instructions, tips from power users, and much more. Keep this valuable book on hand and power up with confidence!
About the Author
- Understand your PC's components, inside and out
- Set up sound cards, speakers, and other audio gadgets
- Put a firewall in place and apply other security software
- Explore Microsoft® Windows and learn about options for other operating systems
- Play and create music, videos, podcasts, and more
- Print, scan, fax, make presentations, and download photos
- Protect your PC against theft, damage, and eavesdroppers
- Explore common troubleshooting issues and their solutions
has been working with and writing about computers and networks since the late 1960s. He has authored more than a dozen books about computers, networks, and the Internet for major publishers including Random House, Sybex, IDG Books, Microsoft Press, No Starch Press and Sunset Books, and has been a contributor to many others. He has also written technical manuals, white papers, and marketing material about network and telecommunications equipment, marine electronics, and broadcast equipment for many corporations including Motorola and AT&T.
As a sound archivist, John Ross works with broadcasters, music festivals, and folklore societies in the Pacific Northwest to restore, catalog, and preserve old audio-tape recordings and convert them to modern digital formats. He has also produced radio news and feature reports for National Public Radio, the BBC, Radio New Zealand, and other broadcasters around the world. On his own time, he collects folk music, restores antique toy trains, and makes hard cider. John Ross lives in a 100-yearold house in Seattle, which he is gradually restoring and updating to twenty-first century technology.