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Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible

Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible

by Alan Simpson, Todd Meister
     
 
What's new in Windows Vista? Everything! Be among the first to master the much-anticipated new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Bestselling author Alan Simpson has packed this ultimate resource with the comprehensive information you need to get the most out of this exciting new OS. From thorough coverage of the basics through advanced topics such as setting

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What's new in Windows Vista? Everything! Be among the first to master the much-anticipated new Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. Bestselling author Alan Simpson has packed this ultimate resource with the comprehensive information you need to get the most out of this exciting new OS. From thorough coverage of the basics through advanced topics such as setting up security, building a home office network, and DVD authoring, this go-to reference is your perfect Vista resource.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible is a personal, friendly, and thorough guide to Vista for a broad cross-section of users: intelligent people who aren't geeks.

Simpson's written more than 120 computer books (and taught college computing courses for years before that). Along the way, he's learned how to call your attention to what's really important -- even if it seemed minor until he got you to think about it. (Case in point: Vista's "breadcrumb trails," a.k.a. "eyebrow menus," which make navigating your folders a whole lot quicker.)

So, while Simpson certainly covers all the "usual" fundamentals of Vista, he also offers full chapters on topics that don't always get the attention they deserve. For instance: transferring files and settings from another PC and working with Vista's parental controls and family safety features. Also for instance: making the most of Vista's improved desktop "power search" capabilities; coaxing older Windows programs to run in Vista; and using Windows Meeting Space to collaborate with small groups of Vista users, wherever they are.

Perhaps best of all, every section of this book contains its own troubleshooting chapter. So you can turn here for help when you run into problems with system startup, security, customization, networking and the Internet, multimedia, file management, printing and faxing, software, hardware, performance...what else is there? Not much: This 1,100-page book is pretty darned complete. But it's written so nicely it doesn't feel anywhere close to that size, even if you actually were to read the whole thing. Bill Camarda, from the March 2007 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470040300
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2007
Series:
Bible Series, #354
Pages:
1224
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 10.88(h) x 2.22(d)

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Meet the Author

Alan Simpson is an award-winning computer book author with some 120 published books to his credit. His books are published in many languages throughout the world and have sold millions of copies. Alan is best known for his light, conversational writing style and clear jargon-free approach to dealing with technical topics. Prior to writing books full time, Alan taught introductory and advanced computer programming courses at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Extension. He also worked as a freelance programmer and computer consultant. He maintains the www.coolnerds.com Web site (when time permits) and can be reached via that Web site.

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