As more and more people purchase computers for their home, the need for an easy-to-use, light-hearted guide becomes a necessity. Updated from the best-selling first edition, this must-have resource will provide readers with all the information they need from purchasing, setting up, upgrading their system and using the Internet to creating impressive documents and spreadsheets with confidence. - Includes a directory of the most popular Web sites
- Covers the latest advancements in technologies, including the new MMX chip and changes to the Internet and online services
- Combines solid instructions with light-hearted wit and humor to make learning fun and easy
The Complete Idiot's Guide to PCs gives you the hands-on training you need to become productive with your new PCs. This book leads you from the very first stage (purchasing, setting up, and turning on a PC), through day-to-day operations (using Windows and applications; creating, formatting, and printing documents; browsing the Web; and sending and receiving email), and finishes up with tips for optimizing, configuring, and troubleshooting a PC. A simple scan of the outline reveals that The Complete Idiot's Guide to PCs is no standard PC reference book. From the very first pages and throughout the book, you perform the tasks required to learn and master your PC, and become more productive with software applications.
About the Author
Joe Kraynak has taught hundreds of thousands of novice computer users how to master their computers and their software. His long list of computer books includes The Complete Idiot's Guide to Computer Basics, Second Edition Using and Upgrading PCs, CliffsNotes to Buying Your First PC, More Easy Windows 98, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Office XP.
Joe graduated from Purdue University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and philosophy and again in 1984 with a master's degree in English literature. After college, Joe spent several years as a technical communicator writing training manuals for various manufacturing plants throughout the state of Indiana. Joe's wide range of computer and training experience has helped him develop a strong commitment to making computers, software, and the Internet more easily accessible to the average ... er ... Joe.