Peter Norton's New Inside the PC
- By Peter Norton, Scott Clark
- Published Apr 12, 2002 by Sams. Part of the Peter Norton series.
- Copyright 2002
- Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
- Pages: 640
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-672-32289-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32289-1
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-7686-6231-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6231-3
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Product Author Bios
Scott Clark has been the director of Peter Norton's computer books for over twelve years. He has written for many of them and has edited almost every book in the series. He was the primary author for the best-selling sixth edition of Peter Norton's Inside the PC, and made major contributions to the seventh and eighth editions. He has among his other titles, Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Norton SystemWorks, and The Effective Executive's Guide to Microsoft Access 2002. Scott has been a visiting professor of website design and Internet technologies at Fullerton College. He lives in Southern California in a house full of Stickley furniture and Disney memorabilia.
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.
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This review is from: Peter Norton's New Inside the PC (Paperback)PC and associated technologies change very rapidly. I am a software engineer and not very hardware savvy, and when I go to Fry's shopping for a PC, I am at a total loss - how much Video memory is adequate, what is a PCMCIA slot that laptops tout, what is SDRAM - what are my alternates, should I get an AMD Athelon or a Pentium Pro, whats USB 2, what are the differences between a TFT LCD and a regular CRT and whats this new Firewire I see advertised these days. This book covers all these and more for the layman. And they are covered well.
You will find this book very useful if you are not very hardware savvy like me. This book is not cheesy - it doesn't cover a lot of topics just to sell. The topics are covered just enough to give you an idea that there is such a thing out there, and if you really want to do a PhD about it, there are detailed books out there.
The language is informal. Its good in a way and bad. Sometimes some statements are not very clear. I also found a good... Read more
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Fabulous. Belongs on every computer user's bookshelf,
This review is from: Peter Norton's New Inside the PC (Paperback)My comments are based on the 1999 Eighth edition. This 2002 edition is similar.
This book is fabulous. No argument possible, it's a great book. It may be better suited to some experience/interest levels than others, but by any standard it's an excellent book.
It's like an "Encyclopedia of the IBM-PC," but with in depth treatment of the topics. If you've ever wondered what any acronym (PCMCIA, e.g.) means, you will find it in this book. The difference is that whereas another book may explain that acronym with only a sentence or a paragraph, Norton gives you seven pages on that and related technologies including: ATA protocol, CardBus, Card Services, CIS, flash, Media storage format, Socket Services.... Multiply that level of detail times every computer acronym you've ever wondered about and you have a valuable resource.
The book is an in-depth overview to the PC. You get deeper coverage of each topic then you would normally get in a book of this type, and... Read more
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Table of Contents
I. THE GLASS BOX.
II. INSIDE THE PC: A CLOSER LOOK AT COMPONENTS.
III. INSIDE THE BLACK BOXES INSIDE THE GLASS BOX.
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