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The Keep It Simple Series — the greatest guides ever! Be a novice once and an expert forever with KISS Guide to Microsoft Windows. Get the lowdown on making the right choice of equipment and powering up with precision. You'll learn the basics of Windows including how to use word processing, spreadsheets, and databases with maximum efficiency. This guide also teaches how to upgrade with confidence and install software over the Internet. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
Book News Annotation:
Offers easy-to-read information in a colorful, non-threatening layout, for readers at all levels of computer expertise. Unlike most computer books, this book can be read and understood without sitting in front of the computer, and exercises do not contain page after page of screen shots and bulleted lists of instructions. Part I covers purchasing a computer and signing onto the Internet, and Part II explains how to get started with Windows 98 and how to explore the Internet. Part III explains word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, and Part IV covers security and upgrades. Levin hosts a radio show on computers on CBS Radio.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
As part of the "Keep It Simple Series", this title shows how to master the basics of Windows; learn about word processing, spreadsheets, and digital photography; and discover how to make your computer perform faster. Written by an expert in the field, the book includes full-color photos and illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Rich Levin has been involved in the personal computer industry since 1979, as a software developer, consultant, and journalist. As an internationally respected technology journalist he has written for CBS Radio, Windows Magazine, Business Week, PC World, and many other leading industry periodicals. As well as running his own company, Levin Communications, Rich Levin also hosts a weekly talk radio show on WHPT Radio in Philadelphia. Guy Kawasaki is CEO of Garage.com, a Silicon Valley firm that assists high-technology startups find venture capital using the Internet. A noted columnist for Forbes magazine, speaker, and founder of various personal computer companies, Kawasaki is the author of seven best-selling books, including his latest, Rules for Revolutionaries. Kawasaki currently serves on the board of directors of Garage.com, WebOrder, and Startups.com.
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