When the first edition of Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out was published, we raved about it, calling it the XP guide for power users. Now Microsoft’s released an even better Deluxe Edition.
This one’s been fully updated for Service Pack 1, the latest computer security issues, and the newest Windows digital media offerings. Its CD-ROM now contains the new Windows Media Bonus Pack, with loads of media utilities, visualizations, and skins, and the complete Windows Movie Maker Creativity Kit. It even contains two outstanding full-length e-references: the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking, Second Edition, and the Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition.
But the heart of the book remains its incredibly deep, no-holds-barred coverage of Windows XP Home and Professional editions -- now 1,500 pages strong. Want to set up a wireless network with Windows XP? Protect your data via XP’s built-in personal firewall and email encryption? Get around XP Home’s limitations on setting file and folder permissions? Download web pages at a scheduled time for offline viewing? Make a folder private, so your kids can’t get into it? Find a world music station with Windows Media Player? Whatever you want to do, we’ll bet it’s here. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.