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DOS For Dummies Quick Reference

Covering DOS basics, this book gives readers tips on how to control their computer with DOS, Multitasking, and Windows 95. It discusses going graphical, taming DOS programs, sharing information and more.

Series: --for Dummies

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (May 15, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1568849885

ISBN-13: 978-1568849881

Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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This book will really help you learn DOS commands. The DOS commands are very easy to look up in this book. This book gives simple and right to the point explanations of each command. I highly recommend this book for anyone who uses DOS.

The author seems to assume you already know something about DOS. He doesn't completely cover the basics you need to start with before you start entering commands in the MS-DOS prompt; for example, the command to change the directory is in the regular reference section rather than at the start of the book where you need it. And he just decided to not cover a few commands, like "debug". So it's not quite for "dummies", really, and it's not complete either. Lastly, we're referred to yet another book called "DOS for Dummies" rather than him explaining fully? What's up with that?Don't get me wrong - it's still quite useful for people who already know a few basics and want to know more. But it's not well explained enough at the start for someone who's never dealt with DOS and someone who wants to really know DOS is going to have to find and buy another book on the subject.

Great little book; however, I wished it had all the commands. Good enough for having a quick reference though. Especially, since I only paid $0.01 for it.

excellent book on dos. i used it for years in the early days and i got this to help refresh my memory. well worth buying for the beginner or someone who needs to brush up on the subject.

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