Cisco Press has published several networking 'how-to's' for home users,
and today PCSTATS is reviewing the latest title; Home Networking
Simplified by Jim Doherty and Neil Anderson.
computers together continues to be a daunting subject for the computer novice,
so we've seen many different approaches to the subject. Home Networking
aims for a
middle of the road approach, neither oversimplifying the
subject or being too technical and dry. The technical
details behind home networking are covered as well as the procedures involved
and steps needed to secure a network and protect sensitive eyes from
the dangers of the Internet in full colour. Both Windows 98/ME and
Windows 2000/XP systems are covered by the book.
Retailing for US$24.99 (CDN$34.99), this 393-page soft cover
book falls into the lower-priced
category of computer guidebooks, which certainly makes it an easy addition to
your tech library.
The format of the book combines well-spaced informational
text with separate, colour coded informational bars. Technical procedures are
done step-by-step and illustrated with full colour screenshots for both Windows
98/ME and Windows XP environments where appropriate."