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PCs & The Internet - NZ Beginner's Guide Released

PCs And The Internet - NZ Beginner's Guide Just Released

"An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Buying a PC and Connecting to the Internet" has just been published by IDG, publisher of PC World and Unlimited.

This step-by-step NZ guide is a must for anyone thinking about buying his or her first PC and connecting to the internet. And busy business advisors or professionals will find this guide very useful for answering basic questions about PCs and the internet.

Specially written with beginners' needs in mind, in straightforward, jargon-free plain English, and with colourful graphics, "An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Buying a PC and Connecting to the Internet" explains and demystifies all the things about PCs and the internet that anyone needs to know to get started.

Previous editions sold very well and attracted highly positive reviews. This edition has been fully updated and revised and features all-new content including: * A special new section on connecting to the internet; * A new chapter addressing keen user concerns about the growing threats to PC and internet security; * Information about the latest software including Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, and the latest developments in PC hardware, multimedia, and peripherals like printers, scanners and digital cameras.

Writers "An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Buying a PC and Connecting to the Internet" was written by Chris Keall - award-winning editor of New Zealand PC World, and four earlier editions of The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Buying a PC - and PC World columnist and 1999 Qantas Media Award winner Geoff Palmer.

Chapter headings: * A day in the life of a PC * How to buy a PC * Five questions to ask before you buy a PC * Choosing the right software for you * Understanding jargon behind hardware horsepower ... and how much you really need * Choosing the right monitor and graphics options * Taking it with you: Floppy, Zip and CD-RW choices * Mice, keyboards and joysticks * Multimedia * Small business networking * Shopping checklist for three types of buyers: home PC, business PC, muscle machines * Lifting the lid - a more in-depth look inside your PC * Going mobile * Accessories * Connecting to the internet * "How to" and "Where to" online - going online for the first time * Fortress PC - keeping your PC secure and safe internet surfing

Purchase details "An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Buying a PC and Connecting to the Internet" is on sale at book and magazine retailers for $12.95 or direct from IDG via the net at

Praise for earlier editions: "The way it's written and the way it's set out make the Guide very readable. It's very up-to-date and written for New Zealand conditions" - Pam Malcolm, Unitec "... this is an indispensable guide for a first-time computer buyer..." - Brenda Lobb, NZ Business : "... translates the jargon you need to understand in order to buy the right PC ( whether you want it for games, homework or running your business." - Stephen Stratford "It is the most helpful and explanatory magazine guideline possible... Your Beginner's Guide made absolute sense to me ... You are to be congratulated on an excellent piece of honest and genuinely helpful work." - Malcolm Palmer, new user

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