The Little PC Book, Windows XP Edition [ePub]

by Lawrence J. Magid

It's been more than eight years since the first edition of this book came out in 1993. While there are still those with little or no experience with PCs, most Americans and an increasing number of people around the globe consider themselves computer literate.And yet, people who use PCs still have a lot to learn. Even if you're familiar with computers, you probably still have your share of questions, concerns, and frustrations. Geared for beginning-to-intermediate users, this book shows how to get the most out of your PC and Windows XP, from choosing a laptop or desktop, setting up your system, using Windows XP, browsing the Internet, and having fun with the latest digital devices.
— Friendly, gentle guide to using a PC with Windows XP — written by leading computer columnist, Larry Magid.
— 120,000 units sold in all previous editions
— Excellent computer primer for beginners, but also appropriate for intermediate users wanting to get more out of their PC.
— Leads readers through the world of PC hardware, Windows XP, the Internet, and application software.

Beginner-to-intermediate level book on using a PC and working with Windows XP, Microsoft's brand-new operating system release.

This friendly, gentle guide to using a PC is now in its fourth edition. Readers will learn the basics of working with and setting up a PC, and how to get (and stay) on friendly terms with your machine. Who makes the best printers? How can I protect my computer from getting a virus? Where can I get free software? How do I back up my files? And how do I use this new operating system, Windows XP? This book is divided into four sections.
— Part 1: Covers the basics of PC hardware andsoftware, and how to make it work for you.
— Part 2: Navigating and using Windows XP.
— Part 3: Using your PC with the Internet.
— Part 4 Cool things you can do with your PC, including listening to MP3s, working with digital video and digital cameras, and more.

This book is appropriate for many different kinds of audiences:
— Those new to computers.
— People in the process of buying a new PC or upgrading their old one.
— PC users upgrading to Windows XP.
— PC users familiar with the basics, but who still feel like they have a lot to learn about working with a PC — especially when things go wrong.



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