By Michael Abrash

ISBN-10: 1576101746

ISBN-13: 9781576101742

Not anyone has performed extra to beat the functionality obstacles of the computer than Michael Abrash, a software program engineer for Microsoft. His entire works are contained during this big quantity, together with every thing he has written approximately functionality coding and real-time snap shots. The CD-ROM comprises the complete textual content in Adobe Acrobat 3.0 layout, permitting speedy searches for particular evidence.

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