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Windows XP Hacks 2ND Edition


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Publisher Comments:

A smart collection of insider tips and tricks, Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition covers the XP operating system from start to finish. Among the multitude of topics addressed, this must-have resource includes extensive coverage of hot-button issues such as:

  • security
  • web browsing
  • controlling the control panel
  • removing uninstallable XP components
  • pop-up ads
You'll also find timesaving hacks for file distribution; digital media, such as iTunes; and high-visibility web software, services, and exploits that have emerged since the book's last edition. Each hack in the book can be read easily in just a few minutes, saving countless hours of searching for the right answer.Now completely revised and updated to cover Service Pack 2 (SP2), the second edition of this bestseller carefully breaks down the new features that come with SP2, including IE pop-up blocker, Windows Firewall, and the new wireless client.Written by Preston Gralla, the compact and affordable Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition provides direct, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing XP beginners, as well as the more experienced power user. Each year, Windows XP is pre-installed on 90 million PCs worldwide, making it the world's most popular operating system.

Book News Annotation:

In this update of the 2003 edition, the author of computer books including Windows XP Power Hound covers the biggest change to the Windows operating system since Windows 95. After a brief explanation of the new security and other features of Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2) and XP-based programs, he and several contributors offer 120 "hacks," i.e., tips and tricks for optimizing and customizing PCs to work like a more user-friendly Macintosh.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Preston Gralla, the author of more than 20 books, is also a freelance journalist and columnist. He has written for major national newspapers and magazines, including PC Magazine, Computerworld, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News (where he was the technology columnist), USA Today and several others. A well-known technology expert, Preston has also appeared on many TV and radio programs and networks, including CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In addition, he's won a number of awards for his writing, including for "Best Feature in a Computer Magazine" from the Computer Press Association. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

CreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Startup and ShutdownChapter 2: The User InterfaceChapter 3: Windows ExplorerChapter 4: The WebChapter 5: NetworkingChapter 6: EmailChapter 7: WirelessChapter 8: SecurityChapter 9: The RegistryChapter 10: ApplicationsChapter 11: Graphics and MultimediaChapter 12: System PerformanceChapter 13: HardwareColophon

Product Details

Gralla, Preston
O'Reilly Media
Operating systems (computers)
Operating Systems - Windows
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Operating Systems - General
CourseSmart Subject Description
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Edition Description:
Second Edition
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9 x 6 x 1.25 in 1.66 lb

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