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This book was designed to spark reader interest by covering practical concepts that they want to learn (such as setting up a wireless network in their home) while giving background information (such as how networks function) for those interested in exploring topics deeper. This book covers the parts of the computer, tips on using the Internet, application software, system software, networking and security, and mobile computing. For anyone who uses a computer in his or her personal or professional life.
Table of Contents
Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Fluent
Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts
Technology in Focus: The History of the PC
Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Webrsquo;s Resources
Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play
Technology in Focus: Digital Entertainment
Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management
Evaluating Your System: Understanding and Assessing Hardware
Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses
Technology in Focus: Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data
Mobile Computing: Keeping Your Data on Hand
Behind the Scenes: Inside the System Unit
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