DOS for Dummies
||Author: Dan Gookin|
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Publisher: For Dummies (19 May, 1998)
Sales Rank: 12,544
Average Customer Rating: 3.55 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Dos For Children
This book has little or no real content. It looks good on the surface but there is nothing underneath.
In the interest of system safety the author has left out so much information it leaves the book essentially useless. Worse, it gives the impression that some of the things you may need to do can't be done.
This book may be okay for teaching children a limited use of dos but anyone that has any judgement at all needs more information.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very Good Book, but pertains more toward the Prehistoric Age
like I said, good book, but a bit outdated. The author talks about 50 MByte disk drives as being huge and about 5 inch floppy disks. This is like reading Aristotle's physics instead of Newton's. If you use DOS it will help you of course, but ignore most of the talk about hardware. Covers DOS commands very well. Contains interesting trivia about computers too (the life span of a hard drive is about 4 years, unless this is outdated too). To conclude, if you use DOS, it will suite you. Even better seem to be the DOS reference book for Dummies.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Good for beginners, bad for everyone else
This book is a good book for becoming familiar with the DOS operating system and all the commands, but it lacked any information that would be helpful to people who want to become intermidiate-advanced users. For example, the author refuses to tell you anything about BATCH files, which really annoyed me. There are over 10 commands that had to do with BATCH files that there was only the most basic information about, and the book said that if you wanted to write a BATCH file executing a program with another name (doom.exe instead of doom2.exe, for example) then ask a friend to do it. What kind of advice is that for a book about DOS?
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