The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia

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9780072193060: The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia

This desktop encyclopedia contains more than 10,000 terms, which are explained accurately and lucidly. There 800 illustrations that are used to show devices and clarify concepts. The expansive, "encyclopedic" format of the book makes it possible to explain concepts and historical background at whatever length is necessary, as opposed to abbreviated and dictionary definitions. Buzzwords and acronyms are explained and phonetically pronounced, while information on the latest topics and trends in the Internet, graphics, media, and devices is also uncluded. The CD-ROM contains even more definitions (5000 more in the eighth edition) and illustrations than the physical book. The CD text is fully searchable and topics are hyper-linked for quick and easy cross-referencing.

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The Most Complete One-Volume Computer Reference Available

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this remarkably useful book and CD-ROM package contains more than 10,000 terms and explanations spanning a multitude of computer-related topics. More than a collection of definitions, this unique reference includes clear, detailed descriptions and illustrations of both basic and cutting-edge topics, and is a must-have for all computer professionals, students, teachers, and technicians alike. Including explanations of all the latest devices, operating systems, Internet-related technologies and acronyms, no other book can provide the depth and breadth of coverage as the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia.

Topics covered:


-Communications and Networking
-Internet/Web
-Personal Computers (PCs and Macs)
-Mainframes
-Systems Development and Programming
-Graphics and Multimedia
-Desktop Publishing and CAD

Technologies covered include:


-ATM
-ActiveX
-Bluetooth
-C#
-Cisco;reg; certification
-Digital signatures
-Ethernet
-Flash
-Hacking
-InfiniBand
-Java
-Linux
-MP3
-Microsoft;reg; certification
-NetWare
-Object-oriented databases
-Perl
-QoS (Quality of Service)
-Router
-Smart cards
-Token-ring networks
-UNIX
-Viruses
-Webcasting
-Windows
-XML
-ZIP files

About the Author:

Alan Freedman (Point Pleasant, PA) is president of The Computer Language Company, an organization devoted to computer education and training for business and non-technical people. He is the author of the best-selling Computer Glossary and co-author of The Internet Glossary and Quick Reference Guide.

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