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IBM Personal Systems: A Business Perspective

IBM Personal Systems: A Business Perspective

by Jim Hoskins

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Library Journal
Confused about IBM's personal computer line? Can't decide which model is right for you? Then you'll find Hoskins's IBM Personal Systems as good a place as any to get an overview of all the hardware, learn how the PS/2 computers work, and determine the applications you want. In the book's first section, readers learn about the PS/1, PS/Value Point, PS/2, and ThinkPad models. There are plenty of technical details, but thankfully they are not buried in incoherences. Hoskins explains processors and memory, ports and expansion slots so that you can make an intelligent choice between the models. Once you have a model in mind, he guides you through your choices of monitors, printers, storage devices, and other peripherals. The second half of the book describes how you might use your computer, with information on applications, operating systems, and connectivity. If you're thinking about an IBM computer or peripheral, and you can ignore the IBM-only tone of Hoskins's prose, this book is a good choice. Big Little OS/2 Book
Introduces all four "brands" of IBM "Personal Systems" introduced through 1993, including PS/1, PS/ValuePoint, PS/2, and ThinkPad. The wide-ranging discussion includes peripherals and software options, as well as help with software buying decisions, with suggestions for specific hardware and software configurations for different business environments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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7th ed
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