Computer Concepts

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Thomson/Course Technology, 2005 - Computers - 280 pages
Computer Concepts, Fifth Edition-Illustrated Introductory, Enhanced is your opportunity to give your students the latest information on emerging technology trends and issues. Eight new lessons have been added to this introductory text to provide the most recent updates on emerging technology, including networking and wireless connectivity, security and privacy, the Internet and email, software, and more. In addition, new Issues and Up-to-Date features provide more options for reinforcement of key topics in the book to keep your course fresh.

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Contents

V
34
UNIT C
72
Defining graphics software
86
Understanding logical file storage
122
uapivu115 MILIVUINITATuvvail
138
Exploring network hardware
144
Tests Independent Challenges Labs Visual Workshop
145
Exploring LAN standards
150
D
175
Ways to restrict physical access
181
V
206
Introducing color depth
250
TRENDS Trends in Technology Enhanced 1
3
BONUS Bonus Issues and UpToDates Enhanced 29
29
Global Positioning System GPS monitoring Enhanced 41
41
Controlling security breaches in software Enhanced 47
47

Introducing IP addresses and domain names
156
Digital Media
159
Connecting to the Internet using cable
162
Education
168
DNG an archival file format for digital images Enhanced 53
53
Index
E-17
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About the author (2005)

June Parsons purchased her first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year she opened a successful small computer retail store with Dan Oja that also offered software instruction to children and adults. Dr. Parsons taught at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology and was certified by the ICCP in 1995. Dr. Parsons began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. She contributed to the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series and developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. She works via the Internet with a team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces.

Esteemed professionals and respected authors June Parsons and Dan Oja purchased their first computer, an Apple II+, in 1981 and quickly became fluent in BASIC, dBASE II, Lotus 123, WordStar, and a variety of accounting programs. The next year, they opened a successful small computer retail store that offered software instruction to children and adults. With Ms. Parsons, Mr. Oja began writing and creating educational software for Course Technology in 1992. Together they contributed to the leading success of the Windows for Business and Illustrated Series. They also developed the New Perspectives, e-Course, and Practical series. Today's their team of highly skilled media specialists and desktop publishers located in various states and provinces work together via the Internet to deliver exceptional texts.

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