Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals / Edition 2

Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals / Edition 2

by Peter Norton
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McGraw-Hill Companies, The


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Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals / Edition 2

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028043395
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/14/1996
Series: Computer Studies
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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 6e

Chapter 1: Introducing Computer Systems

Lesson 1A: Exploring Computers and Their Uses

Lesson 1B: Looking Inside the Computer System

Chapter 2: Presenting the Internet

Lesson 2A: The Internet and the World Wide Web

Lesson 2B: E-Mail and Other Internet Services

Computing Keynote #1: Creating Your Own Web Page

Chapter 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 Software

Computing Keynote #2: Buying Your First Computer

Chapter 5: Processing Data

Lesson 5A: Transforming Data into Information

Lesson 5B: Modern CPUs

Chapter 6: Storing Data

Lesson 6A: Types of Storage Devices

Lesson 6B: Measuring and Improving Drive Performance

Chapter 7: Using Operating Systems

Lesson 7A: Operating System Basics

Lesson 7B: Survey of PC and Network Operating Systems

Chapter 8: Working with Application Software

Lesson 8A: Productivity Software

Lesson 8B: Graphics and Multimedia Software

Chapter 9: Network

Lesson 9A: Networking Basics

Lesson 9B: Data Communications

Chapter 10: Working in the Online World

Lesson 10A: Connecting to the Internet

Lesson 10B: Doing Business on the Internet

Computing Keynote #3: Professional Certification Programs

Chapter 11: Development of Information Systems

Lesson 11A: The Basics of Information Systems

Lesson 11B: Building Informations Systems

Chapter 12: Protecting Your Privacy, Your Computer, and Your Data

Lesson 12A: Understanding the Need for Security Measures

Lesson 12B: Taking Protective Measures

Computing Keynote #4: Viruses

Appendix A: The History of Microcomputers

Appendix B: Answers to Self-Checks



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