Over the past 20 years, the personal computer has evolved from a high-tech toy for brainiacs with pocket protectors, into a vital part of virtually every American home and business. And with the help of the Internet and the latest software, PCs can be used for everything from communication and productivity to entertainment and leisurely pursuits.
Unfortunately for the new or inexperienced PC user, there's no techie boot camp or PC driver's license to ensure a core competency in personal computing, and it's easy to get confused or overlook critical details in a new computer system.
However, help is on the way. Wiley Publishing, the premier personal technology publisher, has created a new series of computer books in conjunction with Geeks On Call-America's premier provider of on-site computer services. Together, they are rolling out four titles that will help home and small-business users with everything from tuning up and maintaining a Windows XP system to installing and securing a wireless network.
The "Geeks On Call 5-Minute Fixes" series aims to clearly explain the most commonly diagnosed issues troubling PC users and save them both money and time on service calls or telephone tech support. The first four titles in the series include "Security and Privacy," "Windows XP," "PCs" and "Wireless Networking." With these books-which list at $14.99 each-readers learn straightforward ways to have a better and more secure personal computing experience.
Geeks On Call is the leading independent provider of on-site computer services. Its certified, trained and tested technicians provide expert computer installation and networking services, on-site repairs, security solutions and system upgrades for residential and commercial customers alike.