My comments are based on the 1999 Eighth edition. This 2002 edition is similar.
This book is fabulous. No argument possible, it's a great book. It may be better for suited to some experience/interest levels than others, but by any standard it's an excellent book.
It's like an "Encyclopedia of the IBM-PC," but with in depth treatment of the topics. If you've ever wondered what any acronym (PCMCIA, e.g.) means, you will find it in this book. The difference is that whereas another book may explain that acronym with only a sentence or a paragraph, Norton gives you seven pages on that and related technologies including: ATA protocol, CardBus, Card Services, CIS, flash, Media… Read more