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Paperback New Perspectives on Microsoft MS-DOS Command Line - Comprehensive Book

ISBN: 061901976X

ISBN13: 9780619019761

New Perspectives on Microsoft MS-DOS Command Line - Comprehensive

Part of the New Perspectives Series, this text offers a case based, problem-solving approach to learning basic through advanced Microsoft DOS skills.

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Excellent Guide to the Command Line

This book was an extremely valuable tool in gaining a complete understanding of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Command Line interface, and various other facets to the Windows operating system. It makes a great handbook for quick answers to quick questions, and is perfect for beginners to the Command Line, with all of the tutorials, and step by step examples. I only wish that these two authors would write a similarly detailed, yet introductory book on the UNIX operating system, seeing as there aren't many excellent books on such a topic for novices.

Good Instructors Write Good Books

I have taken classes from both Harry and Eric. It is true that good instructors write good books. I found this book to be exceedingly thorough. The Table of Contents, Glossary, Index and Task Reference make it easy to look up any subject because they were so complete. I think there were only a couple things I couldn't find in the index (sorry I can't remember what they were). The content of the book is also very complete. The information is presented so that even a computer novice like me can easily learn the subject. The content is presented in a linear, organized manner. The only thing I can say on the negative side is that sometimes the book is so thorough as to be almost tedious but that is what also makes the book good to learn from. Keep up the good work guys.

one step backwards to steps forward

This is the best step-by-step book on the DOS command line that I have ever come across. I have been trying to get a basic understanding of the DOS command line, and this book gave me what I was looking for. It also has a great amount of information about Processors and the differences between the Microsoft operating systems. I have tried to get a handle on DOS using the various quick learning books without much success. This was the first book that gave me what I was looking for. I was very intimidated by the DOS prompt before reading this book. After reading this book I feel very comfortable with the DOS prompt. I learned some of the DOS command line techniques, using the different switches and directories, it gave me a much greater understanding of what's behind the Windows Interface. The last three chapters go much further than I expected. It goes into the heart of networking and TCP\IP protocols. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in understanding the nuts and bolts of the DOS command line prompt.

New perspectives on Microsoft MS-DOS Command Line

This is a pretty good text. If you know almost nothing about command line OS's, this is a good start. It takes you step by step through W2K's version of DOS, and shows you what to do, how to do it, and what you get when you do it. It is not an in depth text, but it gives you the basics that a newby will need to get anywhere.

Command line for W2K

The book is a very easy journey into command line for Windows 2000. If you are just learning this subject I would highly recommend it. If you have any previous knowledge of command line, then the material presented in this book would probably seem simplistic to you. The material is presented in an easy to understand format with examples and practice session set up to simulate real life scenarios. I personally would have preferred a more in-depth study concentrating on network applications and command line as well as a more in-depth section on batch files. I think that the pages used for managing backups in the dos world would have been better served if those pages had been used for the above subjects. Those things aside, I would recommend this book for any beginner.
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