Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 3 / MARCH 1985 / PAGE 16

Understanding the IBM PC: a practical approach. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

Written as a training manual for corporate executives, this introductory book examines all aspects of the IBM PC, focusing on information to help the reader get the computer from box to application quickly.

The first three chapters provide a background on hardware, software, and maintenance. Subsequent chapters explain the disk operating system, including the most often-used commands, and provide a quick reference guide to Basic. The book ends with a quick tutorial on running popular programs such as WordStar, Lotus 1-2-3, and Base II.

Understanding the IBM PC is a good choice for neophyte IBM PC owners who want to become computer literate in a hurry.

Review Grade: B