- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 6 edition (1 January 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0072978473
- ISBN-13: 978-0072978476
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.3 x 27.4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,80,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Peter Norton's Computing Fundamentals 6e Paperback – Import, 1 Jan 2005
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About the Author
Peter Norton is an acclaimed computer software entrepreneur who is active in civic and philanthropic affairs. He serves on the boards of several scholastic and cultural institutions and currently devotes much of his time to philanthropy. Mr. Norton made his mark in the computer industry as a programmer and businessman. Norton Utilities™, Norton Antivirus™, and other utility programs are installed on millions of computer worldwide. He is also the best selling author of computer books. Mr. Norton sold his PC-software business to Symantec Corporation in 1990 but continues to write and speak on computers, helping millions of people better understand information technology.
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The content is by far mostly the same as the 5th edition. When he explains the basics about the layout of a computer in a uniprocessor architecture, with memory chips, disk drivers, motherboard and the like, then the details don't change from year to year. Obviously, newer, better items emerge continuously. But the ideas covered in the earlier editions are still very much germane.
The book is not just about hardware. Norton then shows what is software, and the myriad types that can run on your machine. Which elides gracefully into networks of computers and the largest of all, the Internet.
If you already have an earlier edition of his book, you may want to forgo this one. But otherwise, his book is well worth consideration.