The Little PC Book, Windows XP Edition

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If you're ready to make the transition from computer novice to educated PC user, you probably have one burning question: Where do I start? For thousands, the answer has been The Little PC Book, a friendly, jargon-free introduction to personal computing. Four editions and many software versions later, The Little PC Book, Windows XP Edition applies the same jargon-free approach to Windows XP, Microsoft's latest operating system. It's an easy-to-use, conversational guide to the ...

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Overview

If you're ready to make the transition from computer novice to educated PC user, you probably have one burning question: Where do I start? For thousands, the answer has been The Little PC Book, a friendly, jargon-free introduction to personal computing. Four editions and many software versions later, The Little PC Book, Windows XP Edition applies the same jargon-free approach to Windows XP, Microsoft's latest operating system. It's an easy-to-use, conversational guide to the fundamentals of setting up and working with your Windows XP PC.

Author Larry Magid covers the basics of PC hardware and software, navigating and using Windows XP, and connecting to and using the Internet. But the The Little PC Book isn't all work and no play; you'll also learn how to use your PC to listen to MP3 music files, and how to work with digital cameras and digital video. The Little PC Book, Windows XP Edition answers many common questions -- Who makes the best printers? How can I protect my computer from viruses? Where can I get free software? How do I back up my files? -- just like a computer-savvy friend, sitting at your side as you work.

Newly updated for Windows XP, multimedia, and the latest software, this friendly, relaxed guide offers a comforting, easy-to-understand introduction to the personal computer and to the XP operating system that controls it. Assuming virtually no knowledge of computers, syndicated online columnist Lawrence J. Magid breaks topics into bite-size chapters that offer down-to-earth explanations of basic concepts.

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This Windows XP edition of The Little PC Book introduces basics of setting up a PC, choosing hardware and software, and getting online, and offers an accessible explanation of Windows XP, Microsoft's new operating system, punctuated with B&W cartoons, tips, and screen shots. Magid writes about personal computing and the Internet as a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He is the on-air technology analyst for CBS News. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201754704
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/10/2001
  • Series: Little Book Series
  • Edition description: WINDOWS XP
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.09 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Oriented 3
1 Why I Wrote This Book and Why You Need It 4
2 Types of Computers 6
3 Where to Get Help 8
4 The Windows Operating System: What's Inside Your PC 19
5 Introducing Windows XP: A House No Longer Divided 22
6 What Do You Call That Thing, Anyway? 28
7 Where to Buy a PC 30
8 Should You Get a Laptop PC? 34
9 Choosing the Right Computer 40
10 The CPU: The Computer's Brain 43
11 Memory: The Electronic Workspace 46
12 The Hard Disk: The Computer's Filing Cabinet 49
13 Removable Disk Drives: The Computer's Front Door 52
14 Connectors: Plug In and Move Up 55
15 Expansion Slots: Room to Grow 59
16 Monitors and Display Adapters: The Face of the Computer 62
17 The Keyboard: Talking to Your Computer 68
18 Mice and Other Pointing Devices: Making Quick Moves 73
19 Printers: Putting Your Work on Paper 76
20 Modems: Dial-Up, Broadband, and Fax 82
21 Getting the Picture: Scanners, Digital Cameras, Camcorders 88
22 Accessories: Making Yourself Comfortable 94
23 Putting It All Together 98
24 Setting Up Your Workplace 104
Part 2 Working with Windows XP 109
25 Starting Your Computer 110
26 The Windows XP Desktop 112
27 The Start Menu: Gateway to Windows XP 115
28 Giving Commands in Windows 123
29 Using the Taskbar 132
30 Windows Control Panel 134
31 The Help and Support Menu 145
32 Working with Files 149
33 File Naming Conventions 154
34 Working with Folders 159
35 Working with Programs 166
36 Windows Accessories 177
37 Networking 183
38 Preventing and Recovering from Disasters 191
39 Shutting Down, Standing By, and Logging Off 203
Part 3 Cool Things You Can Do with Your PC 209
40 Stocking Up on Software 210
41 Where to Get Software 216
42 Installing and Uninstalling Software 222
43 Digital Music and DVD Movies 224
44 Creating Digital Video 234
45 Digital Photography 239
46 Greeting Cards and Other Creative Projects 245
47 Personal Finances 248
48 Games 252
Part 4 Exploring the Internet 259
49 Internet Basics 260
50 Getting Online 265
51 Safety, Privacy, and Security 271
52 Email, Instant Messaging, and Online Chatting 281
53 Internet Explorer 288
54 Surfing the World Wide Web 294
55 Using Microsoft.net 299
56 My Favorite Sites 302
Glossary 321
Index 351
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