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Upgrading and Repairing PCs
Scott Mueller
0789731738
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description

Learn from the undisputed leading PC hardware teacher-World renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller. Scott has taught thousand in his weeklong seminars and millions through his books, videos and articles. Often his students refer to him with nicknames, such as "St.Scott" and claim that Upgrading and Repairing PCs has changed their lives.

This runaway best-selling PC hardware book of all-time is used by students, hobbyists, and PC professionals around the world. Upgrading and Repairing PCs is found on desks everywhere. Upgrading and Repairing PCs, 16th Edition includes hundreds of pages of new content, including an ALL NEW chapter on PC overclocking and hardware hacking. In this new chapter, Scott shows readers how to perform custom PC modifications, safely and within industry standard...



Head First Design Patterns

0596007124


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Book Description
You're not alone. At any given moment, somewhere in the world someone struggles with the same software design problems you have. You know you don't want to reinvent the wheel (or worse, a flat tire), so you look to Design Patterns--the lessons learned by those who've faced the same problems. With Design Patterns, you get to take advantage of the best practices and experience of others, so that you can spend your time on...something else. Something more challenging. Something more complex. Something more fun. You want to learn about the patterns that matter--why to use them, when to use them, how to use them (and when NOT to use them). But you don't just want to see how patterns look in a book, you want to know how they look "in the wild". In their native environment. In other words, in real world applications....


Critical Chain
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884271536
April 1997
Paperback
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Harvard Business Review
"This book (Critical Chain) is valuable to two main audiences: project managers and senior managers... useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovative new products."

Assembly
"Anyone who doesn't snap up a copy is missing a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal development."

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The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
Ray Kurzweil
0140282025
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Review Reviews
How much do we humans enjoy our current status as the most intelligent beings on earth? Enough to try to stop our own inventions from surpassing us in smarts? If so, we'd better pull the plug right now, because if Ray Kurzweil is right we've only got until about 2020 before computers outpace the human brain in computational power. Kurzweil, artificial intelligence expert and author of The Age of Intelligent Machines, shows that technological evolution moves at an exponential pace. Further, he asserts, in a sort of swirling postulate, time speeds up as order increases, and vice versa. He calls this the "Law of Time and Chaos," and it means that although entropy is slowing the stream of time down for the universe overall, and thus vastly increasing the amount of time between major events, in the eddy of...


Apple Training Series
Peachpit Press
0321335465
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This authoritative, Apple-Certified training course is designed both for professionals who support Apple computers as well as Mac enthusiasts who want to upgrade, service, or troubleshoot their favorite machines. Fully revised, this second edition covers Apple's new models, including the popular Mac mini and the iMac G5. Keyed to the learning objectives of the Apple Desktop Service and Apple Portable Service certification exams, this is the companion curriculum used in AppleCare Technician Training courses worldwide. The book starts out with basic computer theory and underlying technologies, then moves on to cover everything from networking and hardware specifications to displays and internal drives-plus the nitty-gritty steps and diagrams for upgrading and troubleshooting six sample computer models. o Detailed...


Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC
Will Smith
0789731932
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

The moment you've been waiting for is finally here. Maximum PC has expanded its bestselling "Building a Dream PC" issue to bring you the more complete Maximum PC Guide to Building a Dream PC. This full-color layout packed with pictures, illustrations and infographics that will show you how to build the perfect PC from the ground up. Written by the top two voices in PC hardware technology, Maximum PC and Que, you will also learn how to tune, optimize and backup your dream PC once it's built. No stone is left unturned in this step-by-step guide, as it gives you tips on how to find the best prices on parts, assemble the PC and tweak the BIOS to maximize performance. PC lovers, look no further-your lifeline is here!

Download Description
Sure, there are many books on PC building...



MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Second Edition
Walter Glenn, Anthony Northrup
0735621527
March 9, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Fully updated for Windows XP Service Pack 2, this popular kit delivers in-depth preparation for core MCSA/MCSE Exam 70-270, including self-paced training, expert exam tips, full review, 425-question test bank, case studies, trial software, and more. Designed to help maximize your performance on the Windows XP exam, a core requirement for MCSA or MCSE certification, this kit packs the resources that exam candidates want mostincluding in-depth, self-paced training; rigorous, objective-by-objective review; exam tips from expert, exam-certified authors; and a robust testing suite. It also provides real-world scenarios, case study examples, and troubleshooting labs for the skills and expertise you can apply to the job.

About the Author
Walter Glenn, Microsoft Certified System...


Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) COMPASS: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap
Norbert Bieberstein
0131870025
October 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture Compass "A comprehensive roadmap to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is, in reality, a business architecture to be used by those enterprises intending to prosper in the 21st century. Decision makers who desire that their business become flexible can jumpstart that process by adopting the best practices and rules of thumb described in SOA Compass." —Bob Laird, MCI IT Chief Architect "The book Service-Oriented Architecture Compass shows very clearly by means of real projects how agile business processes can be implemented using Service-Oriented Architectures. The entire development cycle from planning through implementation is presented very close to practice and the critical success factors are presented very convincingly." —Professor Dr. Thomas...


Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (3rd Edition)
John L. Hennessy
1558605967
June 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description


This best-selling title, considered for over a decade to be essential reading for every serious student and practitioner of computer design, has been updated throughout to address the most important trends facing computer designers today. In this edition, the authors bring their trademark method of quantitative analysis not only to high performance desktop machine design, but also to the design of embedded and server systems. They have illustrated their principles with designs from all three of these domains, including examples from consumer electronics, multimedia and web technologies, and high performance computing.


The book retains its highly rated features: Fallacies and Pitfalls, which share the hard-won lessons of real designers; Historical Perspectives, which provide a deeper look at computer...



Maximum PC Ultimate PC Performance Guide
Maximum PC
078973317X
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

Create your maximum PC with the Maximum PC Ultimate Performance Guide. This 350 page guide is full of succinct, practical advice that you can use to build, supercharge and customize your PC. You will learn your PC from the outside-in, including how to choose the best case and hardware, how to tweak your PC settings to maximize performance and how to customize and exploit the features of your Windows operating system. This book truly is your ultimate guide to everything you need to know about your PC and it is the only one endorsed by the top name in PC hardware technology, Maximum PC.

About the Author

Maximum PC is the leading special interest magazine for PC and technology enthusiasts. Maximum PC strives to serve the information needs of its...



MySQL (3rd Edition) (Developer's Library)
Paul DuBois
0672326736
March 10, 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
The unexpected pleasure of reading books about databases is that they are often written by authors with highly organized minds. Paul DuBois and his editors at New Riders have assembled MySQL with a clarity and lucidity that inspires confidence in the subject matter: a (nearly) freely redistributable SQL-interpreting database client/server primarily geared for Unix systems but maintained for Windows platforms as well. What isn't "free" about MySQL (the application) is its server's commercial use; all clients and noncommercial server use are free. DuBois's tome isn't free either, but its list price is modest in light of its value and the value of its namesake.

The volume is superbly organized into 12 chapters and 10 appendices and contains a concise table of contents and a comprehensive 50-page index. It is peppered with...



Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods
Paul Capello
0789731924
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Tired of your non-descript, platinum-colored PC case? Want to show your individuality and make your friends green with envy? Interested in wringing out every ounce of performance that your timid PC can produce? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then The Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods is for you! We show you how to reach PC mod nirvana step-by-step, including choosing (or making) the perfect case, cutting custom windows, painting cases, turning everyday, ordinary objects into fully functional PCs, installing neon/cold cathode lighting, liquid cooling and more. Then, we show you how to drain every last drop of performance from your PC - from simple settings within your BIOS and Windows, to more fringe overclocking techniques. If you want to pimp out your rig, then this book is a must-have. No...


What is Lean Six Sigma
Michael L. George
007142668X
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma toimprove your workplace, meet your goals, andbetter serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you'll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the four keys of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You'll see the big picture of what your company...


The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Complete Guide to Dimensional Modeling (Second Edition)
Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross
0471200247
April 26, 2002
Paperback
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Review
"...this is the daddy of data warehousing process books. No other material available so concisely and precisely explains what is required from a data warehousing solution...this is a great book..." (Enterprise Server Magazine, July 2002)

Book Description
Single most authoritative guide from the inventor of the technique. Presents unique modeling techniques for e-commerce, and shows strategies for optimizing performance. Companion Web site provides updates on dimensional modeling techniques, links related to sites, and source code where appropriate.

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Microsoft Office Project 2003 Step by Step
Carl Chatfield, et al
0735619557
September 24, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn how to develop a project plan with tasks, resources, and assignments; create reports; manage multiple projects and dependencies; and track progress and costs while making real-time adjustments.

About the Author
Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson are the authors of Microsoft Project 2000 Step by Step and Microsoft Project Version 2002 Step by Step, both from Microsoft Press. Carl is the UA Manager for Project at Microsoft. Carl is a certified Project Management Professional with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Project as well as specific usability issues. Timothy is a technical editor with the Microsoft Project UA group, and he previously worked as a Project support professional for six years. He possesses in-depth technical knowledge about the software.


Dude, You Can Do It!
Darrel Creacy
0321334167
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you're frustrated with current PC offerings (and their inflated prices) or are simply looking for a cool project to take on, building a computer from the ground up using off-the-shelf parts can offer significant advantages. In these pages, computer dudes Darrel Wayne Creacy and Carlito Vicencio outline those advantages and then show you how to build the computer of your dreams.

The pair begins by explaining what components make up a PC and what you need to think about when selecting those components, before helping you determine your needs and suggesting various configurations to fit those uses. Breaking the process down into its simplest terms, the authors provide component lists for a number of different PC setups: for students, home users, multimedia/home-theater...


Blueprints Computer-Based Case Simulation Review: USMLE Step 3
Carter E. Wahl
1405104457
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of California, San Diego. Pocket-sized exam review breaks down the computer-based case simulations administered on day two of the USMLE Step 3 exam. Shows how to master the CCS test format, understand the tricks to treating computerized patients, and more. Softcover.


Verilog HDL (2nd Edition)
Samir Palnitkar
0130449113
February 21, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Preface During my earliest experience with Verilog HDL, I waslooking for a book that could give me a jump start on usingVerilog HDL. I wanted to learn basic digital design paradigms and the necessaryVerilog HDL constructs that would help me build small digital circuits, usingVerilog and run simulations. After I had gained some experience with buildingbasic Verilog models, I wanted to learn to use Verilog HDL to build largerdesigns. At that time, I was searching for a book that broadly discussed advancedVerilog-based digital design concepts and real digital design methodologies.Finally, when I had gained enough experience with digital design andverification of real IC chips, though manuals of Verilog-based products wereavailable, from time to time, I felt the need for a Verilog HDL book that wouldact as a handy...


Lean Six SIGMA: Combining Six SIGMA Quality with Lean Production Speed
Michael L. George
0071385215
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Breakthrough Program for Increasing Quality, Shortening Cycle Times, and Creating Shareholder Value In Every Area of Your Organization Time and quality are the two most important metrics in improving any company's production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company's performance in each, by combining the strength of today's two most important initiatives Lean Production and Six Sigma into one integrated program. The first book to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough volume will show you how to: Achieve major cost and lead time reductions this year Compress order-to-delivery cycle times Battle process variation and waste throughout your organization Separately, Lean Production and Six Sigma have changed...


Computer Systems
Randal E. Bryant
013034074X
Aug 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book, Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective (CS:APP), is for programmers who want to improve their skills by learning what is going on "under the hood" of a computer system. Our aim is to explain the enduring concepts underlying all computer systems, and to show you the concrete ways that these ideas affect the correctness, performance, and utility of your application programs. Unlike other systems books, which are written primarily for system builders, this book is written for programmers, from a programmer's perspective. If you study and learn the concepts in this book, you will be on your way to becoming the rare "power programmer" who knows how things work and how to fix them when they break. You will also be prepared to study specific systems topics such as compilers, computer architecture,...


The VMware Workstation 5 Handbook with CDROM
Steven S. Warren
1584503939
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
VMware is the leading virtual machine software available today and it is the foundation for next generation computing as it allows users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. The VMware Workstation 5.0 Handbook teaches users the nuts and bolts of this powerful program, including how to install and upgrade VMware and use its guest operating systems. It gives administrators and developers everything they need to know in order to use VMware Workstation effectively, including how to configure, run, and troubleshoot virtual machines. Step-by-step tutorials allow users to work with the software as they read, and real-world examples and software screenshots reinforce the tutorials and make understanding this powerful new technology easy. With this book, users will learn all the skills necessary to...


Pattern Classification (2nd Edition)
Richard O. Duda, et al
0471056693
October 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"...provides information needed to choose the most appropriate of the many available technique for a given class of problems." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001)

"I do not believe anybody wishing to teach or do serious work on Pattern Recognition can ignore this book, as it is the sort of book one wishes to find the time to read from cover to cover!" (Pattern Analysis & Applications Journal, 2001)

"This book is the unique text/professional reference for any serious student or worker in the field of pattern recognition." (Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2001k)

"...strongly recommended both as a professional reference and as a text for students..." (Technometrics, February 2002)

"...gives a systematic overview about the major topics in pattern recognition, based whenever possible on...



Getting Started with MATLAB 7: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers
Rudra Pratap
0195179374
July 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
RG Familiarizes users with MATLAB in just a few hours though self-guided lessons
RG Discusses new features and applications in MATLAB 7
RG Covers elementary, advanced, and special functions
RG Includes numerous new examples and problems
RG Supplements any course that uses MATLAB
RG Works as a stand-alone tutorial and reference

MATLAB, a software package for high-performance numerical computation and visualization, is one of the most widely used tools in engineering field today. Its broad appeal lies in its interactive environment with hundreds of built-in functions for technical computation, graphics, and animation. In
addition, it provides easy extensibility with its own high-level programming language. Enhanced by fun and appealing illustrations,Getting Started with MATLAB 7: A Quick...


The Art of Project Management
Scott Berkun
0596007868
April 22, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"'The Art of Project Management' covers it all--from practical methods for making sure work gets done right and on time, to the mindset that can make you a great leader motivating your team to do their best. Reading this was like reading the blueprint for how the best projects are managed at Microsoft... I wish we always put these lessons into action!" --Joe Belfiore, General Manager, E-home Division, Microsoft Corporation "Berkun has written a fast paced, jargon-free and witty guide to what he wisely refers to as the 'art' of project management. It's a great introduction to the discipline. Seasoned and new managers will benefit from Berkun's perspectives." --Joe Mirza, Director, CNET Networks (Cnet.com) "Most books with the words 'project management' in the title are dry tomes. If that's what you are...


Software Requirements 2
Karl E. Wiegers
0735618798
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"Requirements" are essential for creating successful software because they let users and developers agree on what features will be delivered in new systems. Karl Wiegers's Software Requirements shows you how to define and get more out of software requirements with dozens of "best practices" and tips that make this book a valuable resource for both software project managers and developers.

The book's commonsense approach provides exemplary project management skills tailored to gathering (and refining, implementing, and eventually tracking) software requirements. While the book often cites recent software engineering studies, the focus always returns to practical management techniques. A case study for a chemical tracking application frames the book, and most chapters begin with anecdotes that demonstrate situations in...



Designing Embedded Internet Devices with CDROM
Dan Eisenreich
1878707981
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Embedded internet and internet appliances are the focus of great attention in the computing industry, as they are seen as the future of computing. The design of such devices presents many technical challenges. This book is the first guide available that describes how to design internet access and communications capabilities into embedded systems. It takes an integrated hardware/software approach using the Java programming language and industry-standard microcontrollers. Numerous illustrations and code examples enliven the text. This book shows how to build various sensors and control devices that connect to the TINI interfaces, explains how to write programs that control them in Java, and then ties them all together in practical applications. Included is a discussion on how these technologies work, where to get...


The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
0201835959
October 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Amazon.com
The classic book on the human elements of software engineering. Software tools and development environments may have changed in the 21 years since the first edition of this book, but the peculiarly nonlinear economies of scale in collaborative work and the nature of individuals and groups has not changed an epsilon. If you write code or depend upon those who do, get this book as soon as possible -- from Amazon.com Books, your library, or anyone else. You (and/or your colleagues) will be forever grateful. Very Highest Recommendation.

Book Info
Anniversary edition includes four new chapters. Author offers insight for anyone managing complex projects in software engineering. Paper. DLC: Software engineering.

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Hackish PC Pranks & Cracks
Michael Flenov
1931769427
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The hacker's point of view sheds new light on the PC, the Windows operating system, and the Internet. Tips on the efficient use of these elements, which are an integral part of the contemporary world and day-to-day life are provided along with descriptions of the internals of the Windows operating system and techniques for tweaking both the operating system and PC hardware. How to play tricks on friends using the PC and secrets of using the Internet for efficient web surfing are covered. Hacking methods are also shown for stealing data or monitoring a computer through peripheral devices.


Digital Image Processing (2nd Edition)
Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods
0201180758
January 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Info
Third generation book that builds on two highly successful earlier editions and the author's twenty years of academic and industrial experience in image processing. Reflects new trends; document image compression and data compression standards.

From the Back Cover
Digital Image Processing has been the leading textbook in its field for more than 20 years. As was the case with the 1977 and 1987 editions by Gonzalez and Wintz, and the 1992 edition by Gonzalez and Woods, the present edition was prepared with students and instructors in mind. 771e material is timely, highly readable, and illustrated with numerous examples of practical significance. All mainstream areas of image processing are covered, including a totally revised introduction and discussion of image fundamentals, image...


Information Systems Management in Practice (7th Edition)
Barbara C. McNurlin, Ralph H. Sprague
0131854712
February 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dealing with the management of information technology (IT) as it is being practiced in organizations today, the emphasis of this book is on the current material that information systems executives find important; its organization is around a framework that readers new to the information can understand. In this 7th edition, discussions include the rising societal risks of IT, new sections on digital convergence, messaging, and instant messaging, and a revised discussion on wireless technology. The topics of outsourcing and and information security have been updated and enhanced. Information Systems Management in Practice continues to merge theory with practice through real-world case examples. Topics include leadership issues, the CIO’s responsibilities, uses of IT, information systems planning, essential...

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