This text includes updated information on low-level PC hardware, with specific coverage of: Pentium II and Celeron processors; the AGP video port; the USB port; the FireWire port; 100mhz motherboard technology; and high-speed RAM. It also features expanded coverage of ADSL and cable modems.
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