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Windows 98 Dummies Quick Reference (For Dummies: Quick Reference)by Greg Harvey
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Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the hype and hysteria surrounding the release of Microsoft's Windows 98? Looking for a clear, concise guide to all things 98, where you can find what you want quickly and efficiently, without having to search through long-winded manuals the size of big-city telephone books? Let your fingers do the walking through the facets and features of Windows 98 with Windows 98 For Dummies Quick Reference, the fast and friendly one-volume source to answer all your Windows 98 questions.
Windows 98 For Dummies Quick Reference is packed with helpful advice and timesaving tips to make your Windows 98 learning curve smooth and gentle. All of the Windows 98 tools, components, commands, and tasks are presented in easy-to-find alphabetical order with clear, step-by-step directions. Whether you're new to Windows or are upgrading from a previous version of Microsoft's world-famous operating system for PCs, you can find everything you need to know packed between the covers of this slim, comprehensive book.
"Windows 98 For Dummies Quick Reference" quickly and conveniently provides all users need to know about the world's most popular operating system. Harvey covers all major new features of Windows 98 such as built-in Internet conferencing and HTML editing, updated file systems and drivers, heightened digital video tuning, and more. Lay-flat binding. 100 illustrations. 240 pp.
Fast answers to frequently asked questions
Windows 98 essentials at your fingertips! If you like your answers quick and your information up to date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, you'll find easy-to-follow information on how to maximize Windows 98, from installing software to connecting to the Web. Discover how to customize your desktop, organize your e-mail, and more! Includes coverage of Windows 98 Second Edition.
The Dummies Way Concise, "get it done" information Helpful alphabetical organization Convenient lay-flat binding Icons and other navigational aids A dash of humor and fun
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About the Author
About the Author Greg Harvey, the author of more than 75 computer books (and he just keeps on going and going and going), has been training businesspeople in the use of DOS, Windows, and software applications programs, such as Word, Excel, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, and dBASE, since 1983. He has written numerous training manuals, user guides, and books for business users of software. Harvey is the author of Excel 2000 For Windows For Dummies, 1-2-3 For Dummies, Internet Explorer 5 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, DOS For Dummies Quick Reference, and WordPerfect 9 For Windows For Dummies Quick Reference, all from IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. Greg Harvey is a product of the great American Midwest, born in the Chicagoland area in 1949 (thus his saying "I'm only as old as China," — Red China, that is) in the dark ages of the Cold War before the age of McDonald's, MTV, and, certainly, personal computers. On the shores of Lake Michigan, he learned his letters and numbers and showed great promise in the world of academia. In 1966 (ah, the Sixties), he entered the University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois where he was greatly influenced by such deep philosophers as Abbie Hoffman and Mahatma Gandhi. In the summer of 1968, he purchased his first pair of handmade sandals (from Glen, a hippie sandal maker who'd just returned from the Summer of Love in San Francisco). At the beginning of 1971 (January 12, in fact), Greg migrated West from Chicago to San Francisco (with flowers in his hair). Deciding it was high time to get a skill so that he could find a real job, he enrolled in the Drafting and Design program at Laney College in Oakland. After that, he spent nine years working over a hot drafting table. In 1981, following his engineering career, Greg went back to school at San Francisco State University, this time to earn his secondary teaching credential. Upon completion of his teacher training, he bought one of the very first IBM personal computers (with 16K and a single 160K floppy disk!) He still vividly remembers poring over the premier issue of PC World for every piece of information that could teach him how to make peace with his blankety, blankety personal computer. Greg worked in various software evaluation and training jobs. After a few more high-tech jobs in Silicon Valley, Greg turned to software training to get, as he put it, "the perspective of the poor schmoe at the end of the terminal." During the next three years, Greg trained a whole plethora of software programs to business users of all skill levels for several major independent software training companies in the San Francisco bay area. It was at this time that he started writing computer books. In the fall of 1986, he hooked up with Sybex, a local computer book publisher, for whom he wrote the computer training book, Mastering SuperCalc. And the rest, as they say, is history. Currently, he operates a multimedia company called Mind over Media, Inc. To get in touch with him, send your fan e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Mind over Media Web site at www.mindovermedia.com.
Table of Contents
Intro: How to Use This Book.
PART I: Windows 98 Up Close and Personal.
PART II: Windows 98 and the Web.
PART III: Doing Everyday Stuff in Windows 98.
PART IV: Accessories and Control Panel Settings for Every Appetite.
Glossary: Techie Talk.
Book Registration Information.
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