Peter Norton's New Inside the PC (Paperback)

Peter Norton, Scott Clark

  • 出版商: SAMS
  • 出版日期: 2002-04-22
  • 定價: $1,750
  • 售價: 1.1$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 640
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0672322897
  • ISBN-13: 9780672322891
  • 立即出貨(限量)

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商品描述

No competing book provides a more in-depth understanding of the working principles and operations of the computer to a general audience. Ensures maximum productivity by providing an intimate working knowledge of the personal computer at all levels. Uses the unique "Peter Norton" approach: expert advice in a user-friendly, hands-on exploratory mode. Topics covered: Inside IBM-standard PCs, processors, disks, memory, peripherals, networking (including the Internet), and the newest developments in 3-D audio and video.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE GLASS BOX.

1. The Desktop PC.
2. Portable PCs.
3. PDAs and Handheld PCs.
4. Understanding Bits and Bytes.

II. INSIDE THE PC: A CLOSER LOOK AT COMPONENTS.


5. A First Look at Motherboards and Processors.
6. Video and Monitors.
7. Disks and PC Data Storage.
8. Removable Storage.
9. Serial Ports.
10. Parallel Ports.
11. Networking—Wired and Wireless.
12. Modems and Broadband.
13. Input Devices.
14. Printers.

III. INSIDE THE BLACK BOXES INSIDE THE GLASS BOX.


15. Motherboard Magic.
16. Kick Starting—The Boot Process.
17. Understanding PC Memory.
18. Storage: How Does Data Get There?
19. Advanced Networking.
20. Video Acceleration.
21. Inside Tomorrow's PC.

IV. APPENDIXES.


Appendix A. Operating Systems: The Middleman Between You and Your PC.
Appendix B. Understanding How Humans Instruct PCs.
Glossary.
Index.