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Explaining the fundamentals of personal computing to those who would rather read words than look at pictures, PCs for Dummies tells you everything you need to know in order to use an IBM-compatible PC running Windows 98. Dan Gookin’s prose is technically astute and fun to read. This isn’t the book for you if you’re looking through a computer catalog and wondering what all the jargon means (Buying a Computer for Dummies covers that). Rather, this book will help you when you’ve gotten the machine into your home and you need to know what to do next. Starting with the process of unpacking the box and plugging in all the cables, this book shows you what to do with your new machine. After assembly is out of the way, Gookin shows you how to get around in Windows 98 (and Windows 95, which is almost identical). He explains concepts like files, directories, and applications, and frequently explains the exact procedures involved in common tasks lik (more…)

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10 Responses to “PCs For Dummies (Paperback)”

  • Vidar says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    PC’s For Dummies is Ancient History
    Like many computer books listed on Amazon this thing is a Dinosaur. Many of the other books listed were written in the ’80s and ’90s.

  • Micah says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sewing Freak
    Bought this book when I was still in college for Information Technology. I quit. I’m keeping the book as a reference book. Haven’t read it yet.

  • Anonymous says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    PC’s for Dummies Book
    I think the book is great; however, I didn’t see a specification for the version of Windows in the ad. I have Windows XP; the book I received is for Windows Vista.

  • Urja says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    PC’s for Dummies
    YES! YES ! MARVELLOUS BOOK, SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND. THIS IS THE BOOK FOR EVERYONE WHO’S EVER ASKED THEIR TEENAGE SON TO EXPLAIN SOMETHING, AND HAD THEM SAY “YOU JUST…..

  • Xaviera says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Short on “How “To”
    It does well on explaining most of the subjects. This is great for some of us “Dummies”, but does little of how to do it.

  • Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    good reference book
    excellent book for reminding you how to do or to show you how to do

  • Meurig says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A satisfied customer
    This publication gives me a good understanding of the basics of using my PC, in words that were very easy to understand.

  • Nadia says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I LIKED THIS BOOK
    VERY HELPFUL FOR THE NOVICE COMPUTER NUT. IT’S READABLE FROM PAGE 1 TO THE END, BUT ALSO, EASY TO LOOK UP STUFF USING CHAPTER HEADINGS OR THE INDEX.

  • Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Bestseller of Bestsellers
    There are plenty of weighty tomes available to tell you more than you want or need to know about PC. But this book of Dan Gookin is very special.

  • Ryker says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Good
    This is a very handy book to have. It is best for people who have very little experience with computers.

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