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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:

    Getting started. The book's early chapters cover using menus, finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and taming the new, multi-column Start menu.Mastering the network. Special chapters help you navigate the corporate network, dial in from the road, and even set up your own small-office (peer-to-peer) network, step by step.Understanding security. User accounts, file encryption, and the NTFS file system keep your private files private, while still offering network access to coworkers you specify.Flying the Net. This book demystifies Outlook Express 6 for email, Internet Explorer 6 for Web browsing, and the new Windows Messenger for voice, chat, and video conferencing.
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual isn't for system administrators or OS theory geeks; it's for the novice or budding power user who wants to master the machine and get down to work. Yet, anyone who uses XP Pro (including hardcore techies) will find this new system much easier — and more fun — to digest with this new Missing Manual. This is the crystal-clear, jargon-free book that should have been in the box.

Synopsis:

This friendly, authoritative book includes witty coverage of every feature, from the new two-column start menu to working on a corporate network.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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 david@pogueman.com.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits Introduction The Windows XP DesktopPart OneThe Windows XP Desktop Chapter 1: A Welcome to Windows XPA Welcome to Windows XP Chapter 2: The Desktop and Start MenuThe Desktop and Start Menu Chapter 3: Windows, Folders, and the TaskbarWindows, Folders, and the Taskbar Chapter 4: Organizing Your StuffOrganizing Your Stuff Chapter 5: Getting HelpGetting Help The Components of Windows XPPart TwoThe Components of Windows XP Chapter 6: Programs and Documents Chapter 7: The Freebie SoftwareThe Freebie Software Chapter 8: Pictures, Sounds, and MoviesPictures, Sounds, and Movies Chapter 9: The Control PanelThe Control Panel Windows OnlinePart ThreeWindows Online Chapter 10: Hooking Up to the InternetHooking Up to the Internet Chapter 11: Web, Chat, and VideoconferencingWeb, Chat, and Videoconferencing Chapter 12: Outlook Express 6Outlook Express 6 Plugging into Windows XPPart FourPlugging into Windows XP Chapter 13: Printing, Fonts, and FaxingPrinting, Fonts, and Faxing Chapter 14: HardwareHardware Chapter 15: Joining, Compressing, and Encrypting DisksJoining, Compressing, and Encrypting Disks Chapter 16: Maintenance, Backups, and TroubleshootingMaintenance, Backups, and Troubleshooting Life on the NetworkPart FiveLife on the Network Chapter 17: Accounts, Permissions, and Logging OnAccounts, Permissions, and Logging On Chapter 18: Setting Up a Workgroup NetworkSetting Up a Workgroup Network Chapter 19: Introducing Network DomainsIntroducing Network Domains Chapter 20: Sharing Network FilesSharing Network Files Chapter 21: Three Ways to Dial In from the RoadThree Ways to Dial In from the Road AppendixesPart SixAppendixes Installing Windows XP ProInstalling Windows XP Pro Windows XP, Menu by MenuWindows XP, Menu by Menu ColophonColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596003487
Subtitle:
The Missing Manual
Author:
Pogue, David
Author:
R
Author:
Zacker, L. J.
Author:
Zacker, Craig
Author:
L.J. Zacke
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Microsoft Windows XP
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows XP
Subject:
IE6;NTFS;Outlook;Windows;XP;email;messenger
Subject:
General Computers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Missing Manual
Series Volume:
107-205
Publication Date:
20030113
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.58 in 2.28 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
This friendly, authoritative book includes witty coverage of every feature, from the new two-column start menu to working on a corporate network.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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