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For Windows® users, 7 might just be their lucky number
This guide offers a smoother transition for users moving from an older version to Windows® 7. Along with simple step-by-step instructions and numerous useful examples, readers will learn how to: use new tools; find applications and files instantly; navigate efficiently; use wizards and dialogue boxes better; use the improved Windows firewall; get the most out of the new Explorer; and use the many new options.
?More than 90% of new Intel-based PCs?by far the dominant type?ship with Windows pre-installed
?Many users soon must update, with Microsoft no longer supporting XP after 2009
?Author teaches basic skills to newcomers and is widely recognized as an expert on Windows
Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 8 is designed to mesh users digital lives seamlessly-from desktop to phone to tablet-by utilizing a look and feel that give users a new Windows experience. However, with all of this change comes new features that may catch old-school Windows users off guard.
In The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Microsoft(r) Windows(r) 8, veteran tech writer Paul McFedries uses his friendly style and wit to comfort experienced Windows users and newbies alike by explaining all the new features, as well as the old, and helping everyone overcome trepidation about using this completely updated look to the most popular desktop operating system in the world. You will learn how to use new Windows 8 features including tiles and the new home screen, how you can mesh your data with "the cloud," and much more. And, when all else fails, McFedries teaches you how to easily and seamlessly toggle back to the "old" and familiar Windows look and feel, should the new experience prove to be a bit more change than desired.
A nontechnical manual for groundbreaking technology.
The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Google Chrome OS presents readers with a clear overview of Google's free operating system-targeting users of netbook computers and allowing them to work primarily on the web- including how to send e-mail, work with pictures, save and manage files, use common office applications as well as more specialized programs, and deal with problems.
?Available day-and-date with the software
?Chrome OS will be free, making it very competitive with Windows 7 ?Google boasts that Chrome OS will start up and get the user onto the web in a few seconds, without having to contend with viruses, malware, and security updates
The essential guide for getting the internet traffic every smallbusiness owner needs. CD included.
Today?s small-business websites require advanced features that visitors expect: streaming video and audio; e-commerce; custom surveys, forms, and polls; and discussion groups. This book covers all the basics of creating and publicizing a successful webpage.
?Everything from design and publishing the site to automating and publicizing It
?100 million websites as of 2006?and it keeps on growing
?Simple and easy how-to for small businesses and organizations that can?t afford a professional web designer
About the Author
PAUL McFEDRIES has worked with (yelled at, and kicked) computers since 1975, yet still manages to keep his sanity intact. The author of more than three dozen computer books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 98, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows Me, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 2000 Professional, Paul’s titles have sold over two million copies worldwide.