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Windows Vista: The Missing Manualby David Pogue
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Windows Vista is Microsoft's most important software release in more than a decade. It offers users an abundance of new and upgraded features that were more than five years in the making: a gorgeous, glass-like visual overhaul; superior searching and organization tools; a multimedia and collaboration suite; and above all, a massive, top-to-bottom security-shield overhaul. There's scarcely a single feature of the older versions of Windows that hasn't been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely.
But when users first encounter this beautiful new operating system, there's gonna be a whole lotta head-scratchin', starting with trying to figure out which of the five versions of Vista is installed on the PC (Home, Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate).
Thankfully, Windows Vista: The Missing Manual offers coverage of all five 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. Readers will learn how to:
This jargon-free guide explains Vista's features clearly and thoroughly, revealing which work well and which don't. It's the book that should have been in the box!
Book News Annotation:
It has a new taskbar, it has nifty new security features, and according to master practitioner and journalist Pogue, it does not have one page of printed instructions. Writing primarily for those wanting to get up to speed, Pogue focuses on getting features up, running and usable, staring with the welcome center, the desktop and the start menu, proceeding to universal and Explorer window controls, file management, and getting help. He them goes through the programs, documents and gadgets, the free software (such as the media player and movie maker) and changes in the control panel. He works hard to bring you online, describing how to hook up to the Internet and invoke security along with mail, goes through the peculiarities of hardware, then covers maintenance and speed tweaks and working with networks. For the true novice he even explains how to load the software. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This text offers coverage of all five Vista 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.
About the Author
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for "The New York Times". Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video, and a popular daily blog, "Pogue's Posts." He is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each we
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits Introduction Part 1: The Vista Desktop Chapter 1: Welcome Center, Desktop, and the Start Menu Chapter 2: Explorer, Windows, and the Taskbar Chapter 3: Searching and Organizing Your Files Chapter 4: Interior Decorating Vista Chapter 5: Getting Help Part 2: Vista Software Chapter 6: Programs, Documents, and Gadgets Chapter 7: The Freebie Software Chapter 8: The Control Panel Part 3: Vista Online Chapter 9: Hooking Up to the Internet Chapter 10: Internet Security Chapter 11: Internet Explorer 7 Chapter 12: Windows Mail Part 4: Pictures, Movies, and Media Center Chapter 13: Windows Photo Gallery Chapter 14: Windows Media Player Chapter 15: Movie Maker and DVD Maker Chapter 16: Media Center Part 5: Hardware and Peripherals Chapter 17: Fax, Print, and Scan Chapter 18: Hardware Chapter 19: Laptops, Tablets, and Palmtops Part 6: PC Health Chapter 20: Maintenance and Speed Tweaks Chapter 21: The Disk Chapter Chapter 22: Backups and Troubleshooting Part 7: The Vista Network Chapter 23: Accounts (and Logging On) Chapter 24: Setting Up a Workgroup Network Chapter 25: Network Domains Chapter 26: Network Sharing and Collaboration Chapter 27: Vista by Remote Control Part 8: Appendixes Appendix A: Installing Windows Vista Appendix B: Fun with the Registry Appendix C: Where'd It Go Appendix D: The Master Keyboard Shortcut List Colophon
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