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Windows XP Pro the Missing Manual 1ST Editionby David Pogue
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Windows XP is the latest, most reliable, and best-looking version of the world's most widely used operating system, combining the extremely stable engine of Windows NT and 2000 with the user-friendliness of the Windows 98 and Me consumer models. In its first year, XP became the fastest-selling Windows OS ever. But one major failing remains unaddressed: XP Pro comes without a single page of printed instructions.
This superbly written guide fills the gap. Coauthored by David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist and Missing Manuals creator, Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual uses wit, technical insight, and scrupulous objectivity to light the way for first-time and intermediate PC fans. The book reveals which features work well and which don't, such as the Remote Desktop software that enables people to connect to the office from home, the encryption file system that protects sensitive information, and the Windows Messenger that enables real-time text, voice and video communication. Contents include:
This friendly, authoritative book includes witty coverage of every feature, from the new two-column start menu to working on a corporate network.
Windows XP is the latest version of this widely used operating system. However, it comes without a single page of printed instruction, and this is the "Missing Manual", covering every feature.
Windows XP is the latest, most reliable, and best-looking version of the world's most widely used operating system, combining the extremely stable engine of Windows 2000 with the far superior compatibility of Windows Me. But one major failing of Windows remains unaddressed in the XP edition: It comes without a single page of printed instructions:
In Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue (creator of the best-selling Missing Manual series) provides the friendly, authoritative book that should have been in the box. It includes witty, authoritative coverage of every feature, from the new two-column Start menu to working on a corporate network.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year"). Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series of complete, funny computer books, a joint venture with O'Reilly & Associates. Titles in the series include Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Dreamweaver, iMovie 2, and many others. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
The Missing CreditsIntroductionThe Windows XP DesktopPart OneThe Windows XP Desktop
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