Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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This mid-range concepts text is important for courses with equal emphasis on computer concepts and hands-on learning. It is composed of chapters 1-10 of the Introduction to Computers text.
About the Author
Peter Norton is an acclaimed computer software entrepreneur who is active in civic and philanthropic affairs. He serves on the boards of several scholastic and cultural institutions and currently devotes much of his time to philanthropy.
Mr. Norton made his mark in the computer industry as a programmer and businessman. Norton Utilities™, Norton Antivirus™, and other utility programs are installed on millions of computer worldwide. He is also the best selling author of computer books.
Mr. Norton sold his PC-software business to Symantec Corporation in 1990 but continues to write and speak on computers, helping millions of people better understand information technology.
Table of Contents
Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals 6eChapter 1: Introducing Computer Systems Lesson 1A: Exploring Computers and Their Uses Lesson 1B: Looking Inside the Computer SystemChapter 2: Presenting the Internet Lesson 2A: The Internet and the World Wide Web Lesson 2B: E-Mail and Other Internet ServicesComputing Keynote #1: Creating Your Own Web PageChapter 3: Interacting with Your Computer Lesson 3A: Using the Keyboard and Mouse Lesson 3B: Inputting Data in Other Ways Chapter 4: Seeing, Hearing, and Printing Data Lesson 4A: Video and Sound Lesson 4B: Productivity SoftwareComputing Keynote #2: Buying Your First ComputerChapter 5: Processing Data Lesson 5A: Transforming Data into Information Lesson 5B: Modern CPUsChapter 6: Storing Data Lesson 6A: Types of Storage Devices Lesson 6B: Measuring and Improving Drive PerformanceChapter 7: Using Operating Systems Lesson 7A: Operating System Basics Lesson 7B: Survey of PC and Network Operating SystemsChapter 8: Working with Application Software Lesson 8A: Productivity Software Lesson 8B: Graphics and Multimedia SoftwareChapter 9: Network Lesson 9A: Networking Basics Lesson 9B: Data CommunicationsChapter 10: Working in the Online World Lesson 10A: Connecting to the Internet Lesson 10B: Doing Business on the InternetComputing Keynote #3: Professional Certification ProgramsChapter 11: Development of Information Systems Lesson 11A: The Basics of Information Systems Lesson 11B: Building Informations SystemsChapter 12: Protecting Your Privacy, Your Computer, and Your Data Lesson 12A: Understanding the Need for Security Measures Lesson 12B: Taking Protective MeasuresComputing Keynote #4: VirusesAppendix A: The History of MicrocomputersAppendix B: Answers to Self-ChecksGlossaryIndex