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Microsoft® Computer Dictionary [Paperback]

Microsoft Press
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March 22, 2002 0735614954 978-0735614956 5th ed.

From broadband to wireless, XML to Xbox™, Tablet PCs to digital TV—here’s the one resource that defines over 10,000 technical terms for home and office! The fifth edition of the award-winning MICROSOFT COMPUTER DICTIONARY has been fully updated and expanded with thousands of new entries. You get simple, concise definitions for understanding even the most arcane terms—as well as the newest high-tech acronyms and jargon. From A: (drive) to zettabyte, the MICROSOFT COMPUTER DICTIONARY makes the latest technology accessible to all!

COMPREHENSIVE CONTENT Covers everything from smartphones to superservers, 10Base2 to ;-)

DEFINES AND ILLUSTRATES Helpful diagrams and drawings complete the picture for complex topics

RELEVANT TO ALL Whether you’re a home user or an industry professional, you’ll find terms and concepts essential to your understanding


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Founded in 1975, Microsoft® (Nasdaq 'MSFT') is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software any time, any place and on any device.


Product Details

  • Series: Microsoft Computer Dictionary
  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press; 5th ed. edition (March 22, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735614954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735614956
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD, BUT NOT THE BEST VALUE February 16, 2003
Format:Paperback
Yes, this edition of "Microsoft Computer Dictionary" has been revised and updated, when compared to the previous editions. Its 10,000 entries centered on software, hardware, and internet terms. They are easy to understand. But the fact that Microsoft stopped adding attached CD-ROMs (with this edition), without any significant price reduction is irritating. It depicts the company's insensitivity to the consumer needs.
However, this is not a bad dictionary to use, if you will tolerate this latest arrogance. It contains some new acronyms on XML, Xbox, tablet PCs, and wireless network. But, be aware that there are other computer dictionaries in the market, which offer much more for less money: including attached CD-ROMs.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I personally think that as far as Computer Dictionaries go this is an excellent one , but I must WARN YOU.... If you looking for the accompanying CD that came with all the past versions , YOUR OUT OF LUCK.... I think portability is a big factor and having the book on CD in the field is much easier than lugging the desktop book around.. EITHER "MICROSOFT" PRESS IS GETTING REALLY CHEAP OR BILL IS GETTING PARANOID OVER ALL THE LAWSUITS AND DECIDED TO SAVE SOME MONEY , I DON'T KNOW.. I DO KNOW THAT I GIVE THIS BOOK THREE STARS BECAUSE OF THIS , OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT A HIGHER RATING... So be AWARE of this.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have on any tech writers shelf November 8, 2013
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The 5th edition adds smart phone terms. For any writer or UI designer, this book is must. This book compliments the MS Manual of Style. It's my go-to guide when researching and selecting consistent terminology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Reference August 1, 2013
By Casey F
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This will provide an incredibly for those that struggle with the terminology in the IT realm. The other thing I like is that it provides solid definitions of telecommunications and electrical/electronic related jargon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book December 3, 2011
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This book gives everything you can think of to look up. This is a good book for all. A perfect reference.
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