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1. The Secret Guide to Computers:
 
2. Nur zwanzig Kilometer: E. Jugend
 
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4. Walter Farndon, N. A. (1873 -
 
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7. The Secret Guide to computers
 
8. The Secret Guide to Computers:
 
9. Hassles in Basic Volume 2 Secret
 
10. THE SECRET GUIDE TO COMPUTERS
 
11. The Secret Guide to Computers
 
12. Tricky Living
 
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1. The Secret Guide to Computers: 23rd Edition
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: 639 Pages (1997-04)
list price: US$15.00
Isbn: 0939151235
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Intro To Computing Around
I actually know Russ Walters and he is a great fellow. In fact, I have had the good fortune to work for him for a brief time. The Secret Guide To Computers has been for years the best. The price is more than fair. Thewriting is precise and funny. This is the one computing book that should beon everyone's shelf. One other thing about Russ: He's a humanitarian. Agenuine good guy in the computing world. Without Russ' book, I doubt Iwould have ever had the chance to work later as a technology director inSilicon Valley. Nor would I have launched a web site whose banner ad wasnetcast around the world via Yahoo. Thanks Russ. My career in computing allstarted with you.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best-kept secret in computing!
The Secret Guide to Computers is without a doubt the best computer book I have ever read.It's very honest and incredibly funny.The book is amazingly comprehensive -- it includes a buying guide and covers all of the popular applications programs.It's perfect for someone who wants to learn programming; it covers BASIC in depth and goes on to Pascal, C, COBOL, and other languages... even assembler!Yes, the cover of the book promises to cover everything from "Accounting" to "Zany sex!"

For me, the best part of the book is the section that deals with some of the history of computing. The author describes classic artificial intelligence experiments, computer art from the 1960's, the history of personal computers, and even his own experiences with computer dating services.I heartily recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Literary Staple for All Computer Users
I started reading Russ Walters' books back in the 12th edition, to learn how to turn my 8088 on and what exactly I could do with it.Now, as an elementary computer teacher, I use the book all the time with my job, as well as personal life!(Oh no!)Russ give excellent descriptions and examples of the topics covered, and gives so much information on such a variety of topics that it's hard-pressed to say what *isn't* covered in this book.His phone number and address are still published in the book, and he is always helpful and very knowledgeable on the phone (I've had a few crashes he's helped me with).


The book makes a great gift for any level of computer user, it is a great supplemental book for educators like me, and, of course, it's thickness helps at Thanksgiving time with young children who can't quite reach the table.


Also, really, I don't know Russ personally or anything - I truly think his books are out of this world!!Worth their weight in Intel chips anytime!

5-0 out of 5 stars a good beginners starting place
The world is full of computer books, this book is different, it offers a little something for everyone. for the person just beginning to get started this book offers everything you will need to get started.instead of a detailed regimen, there is a very general outline of everything computer and that can be useful to a new-by.i used the book to start basic programing, then pascal, then assembly and the python.if you are new to computers and need some guidance, this book will suit you.most computer books will assume you know a good deal and not waste time teaching you the basics.i would also recommend itunes university for computer classes, MIT has some nice programing classes on itunes.

5-0 out of 5 stars How books have you read that are into their 23rd edition?
I honestly can't review the 23rd edition of this book. I've bought several previous incarnations of it - and have given them all away to new and fearful computer users. Walter started self-publishing this book a long time ago. At that time he offered FREE computing advice to anyone. His phone number was published nationwide. In previous editions he even published his address and invited everyone to stop by his house. His style is refreshing ... Read more


2. Nur zwanzig Kilometer: E. Jugend in d. russ. Waldern (Berichte, Erzahlungen, Lebensbilder) (German Edition)
by Walter Wedel
 Perfect Paperback: 221 Pages (1979)

Isbn: 3417121973
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3. The Secret Guide to Computers
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: 607 Pages (1993)
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Asin: 0939151189
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4. Walter Farndon, N. A. (1873 - 1964)
by Walter; Anita Tamm; Clive Russ Farndon
 Paperback: Pages (1994)
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Asin: B002KB3P7C
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5. The Secret Guide to Computers: 29th Edition
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: 607 Pages (2004-07)
list price: US$17.50 -- used & new: US$57.00
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Asin: 0939151294
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars 30 editions...
...and I get to be the first to review "Secret Guide"!

Russ Walter's "Secret Guide to Computers" covers several computer-related topics including hardware, software, the Internet, programming, the people who are likely to use computers, the history of computing and more.Since 1972, "Secret Guide" has undergone several revisions.The most recent was the 30th edition and was released earlier this month (September 2007).

The current "Secret Guide" as well as earlier editions include informative buyers guides to contemporary systems, hardware components and recently-released software as well as older programs that might be available from online retailers, but not on the store shelves anymore.

"Secret Guide" also has sections on how to work with computer operating systems, mostly recent versions of MS Windows, but also covers MS-DOS, and Mac OS X.These combined with chapters on how to get by when using MS Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook and how software, hardware and users work together in easy-to-understand language make for a good introduction for people who are new to these subjects.

The author, Russ Walter, comes from a technical background, especially computer programming.In the early days of micro-computers (before PC's), people who used computers were expected to understand something about how files and data within were managed and accessed, even if they didn't work in a data-processing department.The 29th Edition of "Secret Guide" (2004) is 607 pages long and the sections on programming take up 209 of those pages.If you're interested in programming, the chapters on languages are a good introduction to why programming languages as well as computers in general work the way they do.

The downside to the above is that so much of the sections about programming are rather dated as of the 29th edition.Of the 209 pages on programming, 97 of those pages are a tutorial about a language called "QBasic" which came as a free feature with MS-DOS and early versions of Windows, but has since been available only as an obscure download.The tutorial is extensive and comprehensive, but its usefulness is debatable as many of the principles might not apply when learning programming languages that are taught and used in 2007 (such as Java, PHP, Python, Ruby and newer versions of Visual Basic).

Also, the tutorial on Java seems to require Visual J++, which was Microsoft's implementation of Java and was sold with Microsoft Visual Studio 6.Visual J++ is no longer available for sale, and the Sun Java Development Kit has been available for free download since 1995.The section on C++ requires MS Visual C++.Earlier editions of "Secret Guide" covered the C language, but also required Microsoft C compilers and IDE's (Integrated Development Environments - user interface programs).In future editions, I'd be interested in similar chapters covering languages such as Perl, PHP and other languages that don't need Microsoft interpreters, libraries, compilers or environments.

Walter offers chapters with articles about key persons in the history of computing such as Charles Babbage, Grace Hopper, on down to Gary Kildall, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.I'd like to see more about folks like Richard M. Stallman, Larry Wall, and of course, Linus Torvalds.

"The Secret Guide to Computers" is a good book to buy if it's a first or second book about computers. ...but not the last one.
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6. The Secret Guide to Computers: 28th Edition
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: 639 Pages (2002-09)
list price: US$17.50
Isbn: 0939151286
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Customer Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars 30 editions...
...and I get to be the first to review "Secret Guide"!

Russ Walter's "Secret Guide to Computers" covers several computer-related topics including hardware, software, the Internet, programming, the people who are likely to use computers, the history of computing and more.Since 1972, "Secret Guide" has undergone several revisions.The most recent was the 30th edition and was released earlier this month (September 2007).

The current "Secret Guide" as well as earlier editions include informative buyers guides to contemporary systems, hardware components and recently-released software as well as older programs that might be available from online retailers, but not on the store shelves anymore.

"Secret Guide" also has sections on how to work with computer operating systems, mostly recent versions of MS Windows, but also covers MS-DOS, and Mac OS X.These combined with chapters on how to get by when using MS Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook and how software, hardware and users work together in easy-to-understand language make for a good introduction for people who are new to these subjects.

The author, Russ Walter, comes from a technical background, especially computer programming.In the early days of micro-computers (before PC's), people who used computers were expected to understand something about how files and data within were managed and accessed, even if they didn't work in a data-processing department.The 29th Edition of "Secret Guide" (2004) is 607 pages long and the sections on programming take up 209 of those pages.If you're interested in programming, the chapters on languages are a good introduction to why programming languages as well as computers in general work the way they do.

The downside to the above is that so much of the sections about programming are rather dated as of the 29th edition.Of the 209 pages on programming, 97 of those pages are a tutorial about a language called "QBasic" which came as a free feature with MS-DOS and early versions of Windows, but has since been available only as an obscure download.The tutorial is extensive and comprehensive, but its usefulness is debatable as many of the principles might not apply when learning programming languages that are taught and used in 2007 (such as Java, PHP, Python, Ruby and newer versions of Visual Basic).

Also, the tutorial on Java seems to require Visual J++, which was Microsoft's implementation of Java and was sold with Microsoft Visual Studio 6.Visual J++ is no longer available for sale, and the Sun Java Development Kit has been available for free download since 1995.The section on C++ requires MS Visual C++.Earlier editions of "Secret Guide" covered the C language, but also required Microsoft C compilers and IDE's (Integrated Development Environments - user interface programs).In future editions, I'd be interested in similar chapters covering languages such as Perl, PHP and other languages that don't need Microsoft interpreters, libraries, compilers or environments.

Walter offers chapters with articles about key persons in the history of computing such as Charles Babbage, Grace Hopper, on down to Gary Kildall, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.I'd like to see more about folks like Richard M. Stallman, Larry Wall, and of course, Linus Torvalds.

"The Secret Guide to Computers" is a good book to buy if it's a first or second book about computers. ...but not the last one.
... Read more


7. The Secret Guide to computers Vol. 3 Secret Chills
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1988)

Asin: B000ND5TLO
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8. The Secret Guide to Computers: Vol. 1: Secret Skills
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1986)

Asin: B000RS0AHS
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9. Hassles in Basic Volume 2 Secret Guide To Computer
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1980)

Asin: B000Q9YK24
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10. THE SECRET GUIDE TO COMPUTERS Vol 1 The Main Secrets [ 1st ]
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1984)

Asin: B000GTPQ72
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11. The Secret Guide to Computers Vol. 2 Secret Trills
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1988)

Asin: B000ND3YS4
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12. Tricky Living
by Russ Walter, Donna Walter
 Paperback: 127 Pages (2004-07)
list price: US$8.75
Isbn: 0939151014
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13. Scelbi's secret guide to computers
by Russ Walter
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1980)

Asin: B0006Y00LE
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14. The Secret Guide to Computers: Vol. 2, Secret Thrills
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1987)

Asin: B000S6JQSI
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15. The Secret Guide to Computers: 24th Edition
by Russ Walter, Russell M. Walter
 Paperback: 639 Pages (1997-12)
list price: US$15.00
Isbn: 0939151243
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Secret Guide To Computers
This book saved my life and career.You see, I was afraid of computers.I didn't know software from hardware, unitl I found Russ Walter's book "The Secret Guide To Computers.I took this book every where.It was the first thing I picked-up in the morning and the last thing at night.Most of the time falling to sleep with the book.This book was so easy for me to understand and never was I confused.The humor in this book is what took away my fears.My biggest fear was EXCEL software, now EXCEL is my favorite.This book is the reason why I am where I am today with my computer skills.I recommend anyone who wants to know about computers, get your hands on a copy of this book.Believe me, you won't go wrong.When people ask me "Where did you learn so much about computers"?I gracefully tell them "The Secret Guide to Computers, by Russ Walter"!Thank you Mr. Walter for all the info.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST!!!
This book is better than the " for dummies"seires! If your newto computers tis is great!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best (and funniest) computer guide I've ever read
This will tell you just about everything you ever wanted to know about computers. It's easy and entertaining to read.

I stumbled upon the 21st edition at my local Borders, but I haven't been able to find any later editions so here I am ordering the latest at Amazon.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate one-book fun-style computer course
Forget about the "...for Dummies" series.This one covers everything about computers, and does so in an even more friendly and entertaining a way. In fact, it's often very, very goofy.It originated as the collected class notes from the author's collegiate courses on computers, but now he just stays home and updates it for new editions. As an added bonus, on the first page, the author gives you his home phone number, and encourages the reader to call him 24 hours a day with questions about computers!However, I find most of what I need to know is already in the book.He publishes the book himself out of his home, and counts on word-of-mouth and mail order to keep sales up, which explains why Amazon doesn't offer a discount; you can't buy this book in any store.But if you think you need to know anything at all about computers, this is definitely the way to go.I'm about to order an updated edition... ... Read more


16. The Secret Guide to Computers (Paperback)
by Russ Walter
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1995-01-01)

Asin: B003021S1A
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17. The Secret Guide to Computers
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1993-01-01)

Isbn: 0939151170
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18. The Secret Guide To Computers 21st ED
by Russ Walter
 Paperback: Pages (1995)
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Asin: 0939151219
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19. Penetanguishene: People From Penetanguishene, James Labrie, Glenn Howard, Penetang Kings, Russ Howard, Walter Moberly, Henry John Moberly
Paperback: 78 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Asin: 1158107471
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Chapters: People From Penetanguishene, James Labrie, Glenn Howard, Penetang Kings, Russ Howard, Walter Moberly, Henry John Moberly, Bert Corbeau, Patrick Desrochers, Gilles Marchildon, Phil Marchildon, Don Tannahill, Cfrh-Fm, Peggy Mcintaggart, Penetang-Midland Coach Lines, Alfred Burke Thompson, John W. Bald, Tim Mason, Clarence Moberly, Brian Mcreynolds, Jean-Paul Marchand, Andy Bellemer, Camp Simpresca. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 77. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Kevin James LaBrie (born May 5, 1963) is a Canadian vocalist who is best known for being the lead singer in progressive metal band Dream Theater. Kevin James LaBrie was born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada and started singing and playing drums at age 5. By his mid-teens, he was a member of several bands as a singer and/or drummer, and in 1981, at age 18, he moved to Toronto to further his musical pursuits. He currently resides in Midland, Ontario, with his wife Karen, daughter Chloe, and son Chance. After stints with various bands, he became the vocalist for glam metal band Winter Rose, who released a self-titled album in 1989. In 1990 he learned that an American progressive metal band called Dream Theater was in the market for a singer, so he sent down a tape and was quickly flown to New York for a full audition. The trial went well, and he was chosen ahead of 200 other hopefuls to fill the full-time vocalist position in that band. Having two Johns (Myung and Petrucci) in the band already, and with another Kevin in the band, LaBrie dropped his first name and adopted his current stage name of James LaBrie. LaBrie has since had a significant impact on the vocal melodies on each Dream Theater album, but continues to have little input on the instrumentation of Dream Theater's music. To date he has written or c...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=180222 ... Read more


20. People From Penetanguishene: James Labrie, Glenn Howard, Russ Howard, Walter Moberly, Henry John Moberly, John Moberly, Bert Corbeau
Paperback: 64 Pages (2010-05-07)
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Asin: 1155820592
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: James Labrie, Glenn Howard, Russ Howard, Walter Moberly, Henry John Moberly, John Moberly, Bert Corbeau, Patrick Desrochers, Gilles Marchildon, Phil Marchildon, Don Tannahill, Peggy Mcintaggart, Alfred Burke Thompson, John W. Bald, Tim Mason, Clarence Moberly, Brian Mcreynolds, Jean-Paul Marchand, Andy Bellemer. Excerpt:Alfred Burke Thompson (July 18, 1862 August 2, 1942) was an Ontario barrister and political figure. He represented Simcoe Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1898 to 1902 and from 1905 to 1919 and Simcoe East in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1935 as a Conservative member. He was born in Penetanguishene , Canada West , the son of town mayor Alfred Andrew Thompson and the grandson of William Thompson . He was educated at Upper Canada College and Toronto University . Thompson served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada during the North-West Rebellion of 1885. In 1889, he married Kate W. May; he married Alberta Marie MacFayden in 1914 after his first wife's death. References (URLs online) Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Andrew Edward Bellemer (July 3, 1903 April 12, 1960) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 16 games in the National Hockey League . He would play with the Montreal Maroons . He was born in Penetanguishene , Ontario . Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Bertram Orian "Pig Iron" Corbeau (February 9, 1894 in Penetanguishene , Ontario September 21, 1942) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens , Hamilton Tigers , Toronto St. Pats , and Toronto Maple Leafs . He was a member of the first Stanley Cup -winning squad of the Montreal Canadiens in 1916. His bro... ... Read more


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