Building on the success of the original manual, this fully revised, updated and expanded third edition brings the reader right up to date with ever changing technology. The aim remains the same - why buy an off-the-shelf beige box when you can custom-design and construct a PC that perfectly fits your needs and your budget? Ease of understanding is emphasised as we steer the enthusiast through all the jargon, from motherboard to monitor. For this edition, new hardware is used and the software side is based on Windows Vista.
Hi there. My name's Gary, I'm in my late thirties, and I live just outside Glasgow with my wife, my daughter and a black labrador. I'm a freelance journalist, columnist, author, copywriter, scriptwriter and radio talking head, and I write features, news stories and tutorials about technology, the Internet and pop culture for lots of magazines and websites.
My debut novel Coffin Dodgers hit the Kindle in June 2011, and I've written lots of non-fiction books too: several books for young musicians, one on working from home and one about laptops. I've also co-authored lots of computing and music books, some of which I can talk about and some of which I can't. Before getting into journalism I played in various bands, some of which I like to talk about and some of which I don't.
I blog at www.bigmouthstrikesagain.com and tweet at twitter.com/garymarshall.