PC users looking for an authoritative,
comprehensive resource on virtually every aspect of their computer will find what they
need in Personal Computer Secrets, written by Bob
O'Donnell and published by computer publishing powerhouse IDG Books.
Personal Computer Secrets, which
has been the #1-selling computer book at Amazon.com,
covers all the
major topics that most PC users face including:
- What to look for in a computer and associated
- How to enhance your PC with new hardware, software
and other upgrades;
- How to connect your PC with others via home
networks and the Internet;
- How to work with your PC to create standard
documents, as well as multimedia files, such as graphics, video, audio and music; and
- How to fix the problems that crop up on your PC
with useful troubleshooting tips and techniques.
Throughout the 936-page book you'll find hundreds of tips and secrets that will help you get more out of
your PC. There's even an extensive chapter explaining how your computer works. All told,
you'll find a wealth of practical, usable information for keeping you productive with your
computer, written in an easy-to-understand, conversational style.
The book, which has been
translated into several foreign languages, including French, Chinese, Polish and
Bulgarian, also comes with a CD-ROM full of useful shareware, freeware and demonstration
versions of commercial software. You'll also find a comprehensive glossary of terms with over
500 full-length definitions of common (and not-so-common) computer-related words and
From tips on how to get the most out of e-mail,
to information on how to install and use multiple operating systems or how to build your
own web site, Personal Computer Secrets is the one computer book you need to
To order a copy online from
Amazon.com, just click here. To read a sample chapter,
click here. If you want to download a copy
of a newly updated index for "Personal Computer Secrets," click here.
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available here on the Web in PDF format, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.