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Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow gives a classic, well-rounded introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its readability and breadth of topics covered, this book will ensure that you have the comprehensive, current knowledge of computer concepts and issues needed to succeed in our technocentric society. This Enhanced Edition contains a comprehensive chapter-by-chapter update section on the latest information on computer products, trends, and issues, as well as a special "Microsoft Vista and You" feature for an up-close look at Microsoft's new operating system.
Table of Contents
Module 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction to the World of Computers Module 2: Hardware Chapter 2: The System Unit Chapter 3: Storage Chapter 4: Input and Output Module 3: Software Chapter 5: System Software Chapter 6: Application Software Module 4: Networks and the Internet Chapter 7: Computer Networks Chapter 8: The Internet and World Wide Web Chapter 9: Internet and Network Security Module 5: Web Applications Chapter 10: Multimedia and the Web Chapter 11: E-Commerce Module 6: Systems Chapter 12: Information Systems and System Development Chapter 13: Program Development and Programming Languages Chapter 14: Databases and Database Management Systems Module 7: Computers and Society Chapter 15: Computer Security and Privacy Chapter 16: Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment 2007 Update