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Books, Programs Unlock Mysteries Of DOS And Windows

If you are an inveterate tinkerer—and a lot of scientists can certainly be classified as such—it's likely that you'll eventually develop a yen for customizing your PC once the pleasure of mastering off-the-shelf applications packages wears off. To satisfy that yearning, you will, of course, have to take a plunge into the workings of the operating system- DOS, in the case of IBM family machines and you'll also have to get deeper into the inner workings of user interfaces, such as Micr

Barry Simon
If you are an inveterate tinkerer—and a lot of scientists can certainly be classified as such—it's likely that you'll eventually develop a yen for customizing your PC once the pleasure of mastering off-the-shelf applications packages wears off. To satisfy that yearning, you will, of course, have to take a plunge into the workings of the operating system- DOS, in the case of IBM family machines and you'll also have to get deeper into the inner workings of user interfaces, such as Microsoft Corp.'s Windows. With a working knowledge of your operating system, you'll be able to optimize the interaction between it and your applications programs, and this is bound to save you a considerable amount of time and trouble. An additional advantage: Recovery from your mistakes, and those of your coworkers, will be much easier when you've gained a better facility with the operating system.

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