Survey of Operating Systems (Mike Meyers' Computer Skills)

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This textbook offers a survey of all the major microcomputer operating systems through real-world case studies, annotated illustrations, and step-by-step tutorials and projects. It is designed for IT students who want to learn how to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems. This book will teach the basic functions of an operating system, such as the graphical user interface, memory management, device management, and file management. It also explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot each of the major microcomputer operating systems, including DOS, Windows, Macintosh, UNIX, and, Linux, as well as explain the purpose of operating systems in different hardware environments, such as microcomputers and networks.

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Essential IT Skills for On-the-Job Success


Mike Meyers, one of the premier computer and network skills trainers, has developed a learning system designed to explain key IT principles in an easy-to-understand way that will prepare you for an IT career. His proven ability to explain concepts in a clear, direct, even humorous way makes these books interesting, motivational, and fun.


Inside this book, you will learn to:


-Identify key features common to all operating systems
-Use Windows XP, 2000, NT, and 9 x, DOS, Macintosh OS 9/OS X, and Linux
-Install and upgrade software applications, printers, and other system components
-Describe basic networking and network operating system concepts
-Connect to a LAN and the Internet
-Implement important security features
-Diagnose and troubleshoot common operating system problems

Each chapter includes:


-Learning Objectives
-Four-Color Illustrations
-Step-by-Step Tutorials
-Try This! and Cross-Check Exercises
-Inside Information Sidebars
-Helpful Notes, Tips, and Warnings
-Chapter Summaries and Key Term Lists
-End-of-Chapter Quizzes and Lab Projects

About the Author:

Jane Holcombe (A+, MCSE, MCT, and CNA) is a pioneer in the field of PC training. She co-founded Valley Micro Associates, a predecessor company to MindSharp, a Minneapolis, MN CTEC, and has trained technical support personnel nationally for over 17 years. Jane has developed numerous technical training courses. She is a Past President of the Twin Cities PC User Group and she has made technical presentations and led general sessions at both local and national conferences. Chuck Holcombe has a high-tech background in the use of computers in the Nuclear and Aerospace fields and spent 15 years at Control Data Corporation where he was successively a programmer, customer sales analyst, salesman, and sales manager in their field marketing force. He has been an independent trainer and consultant for the past 22 years. Michael Meyers is the industry's leading authority on PC and network support. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organisations throughout the world. His down-to-earth style and comprehensive treatment of the subject will put the reader at ease and full of confidence.

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