Windows 7

Windows 7

The Missing Manual

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Offers coverage of the Windows 7 operating system, offering a guide to help users understand the new features, including the pop-up taskbar, Libraries, and the jump list, along with information on such topics as security, networking, and software.

Little Brown
& Co

Beta testers of Windows 7 are singing its praises, but when it comes time for ordinary mortals to learn this new system, Microsoft offers little help. David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network.

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Whether users of the latest Microsoft Windows operating system are coming to Windows 7 from Windows Vista or Windows XP, the New York Times tech columnist provides helpful advice in making the transition. Following a summary of Windows' new features and a candid assessment of a few "rude surprises," Pogue presents the basics in detail, some frequently asked questions, and a 'nostalgia corner' for recouping features of former versions. The guide includes installation/upgrading instructions, information on the Windows Registry, and the status of features on earlier Windows versions (gone, renamed, or reborn in another form). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services

In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function
  • Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs
  • Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs
  • Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center
  • Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7
  • Beef up your system and back up your files
  • Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network



Oreilly
& Associates Inc

Early reports on Windows 7 are encouraging: Those who've seen it applaud the way it fixes some of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is generally much more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Microsoft has introduced a slew of new features, including things like fast-access searching and better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. The biggest downside? Learning how to navigate through all this new territory, starting with which of the four versions of Windows 7 you have (Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate). Thankfully, Windows 7: The Missing Manual will be there to help--a single book that offers coverage of all four versions. Like its predecessors, this book from New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network. This jargon-free book explains Windows 7 features so clearly -- revealing which work well and which don't - that it should have been in the box in the first place.

Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : Pogue Press/O'Reilly Media, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780596806392
Branch Call Number: 005.446 POG
Characteristics: xiv, 887 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Alternative Title: Windows seven

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