Windows 7 Secretsby Paul Thurrott, Rafael Rivera
You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it's time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain/b>
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Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on the latest operating system from Microsoft: Windows 7
You already know the ups and downs of Windows Vista-now it's time to learn the ins and outs of Windows 7! Internationally recognized Windows experts, Microsoft insiders, and authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cut through the hype to pull away the curtain and reveal useful information not found anywhere else. Regardless of your level of knowledge, you'll discover little-known facts on how things work, what's new and different, and how you can modify Windows 7 to meet your own specific needs.
A witty, conversational tone tells you what you need to know to go from Windows user to Windows expert and doesn't waste time with basic computer topics while point-by-point comparisons demonstrate the difference between Windows 7 features and functionality to those in Windows XP and Vista.
- Windows 7 is the exciting update to Microsoft's operating system
- Authors are internationally known Windows experts and Microsoft insiders
- Exposes tips, tricks, and secrets on the new features and functionality of Windows 7
- Reveals best practices for customizing the system to work for you
- Investigates the differences between Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows
No need to whisper! Window 7 Secrets is the ultimate insider's guide to Microsoft's most exciting Windows version in years.
Meet the Author
The author of over 20 books, Paul Thurrott is a technology analyst for Windows IT Pro and the majordomo of the SuperSite for Windows (www.winsupersite.com). He writes a weekly editorial for Windows IT Pro UPDATE (www.windowsitpro.com/email), a daily Windows news and information e-mail newsletter called “WinInfo Daily News” (www.wininformant.com), and a monthly column called “Need to Know” in Windows IT Pro Magazine. He also blogs daily via the SuperSite Blog (community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul), posts regularly on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thurrott), and appears weekly in the highly rated and hugely popular Windows Weekly podcast with Leo Laporte (www.twit.tv/ww).
Rafael Rivera is a software developer for a VAR 500 company, Telos Corporation, where he works on mission critical systems. He is a Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA) and takes Windows apart on his blog Within Windows (www.withinwindows.com). He also regularly “tweets” (www.twitter.com/withinrafael). Rafael was born on the same day as Windows 1.0—November 20, 1985—which many believe is no coincidence.
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I am normally a big fan of Paul Thurrott, but this book left me short of knowledge on integrating a Win 7 PC into my existing environment. I am a home user with a small network consisting of other PCs with XP & Vista on them, a NAS server, WIFI access point, and a networked printer. My goal was to integrate the new Win 7 PC into this environment. The book was very good on how to setup my desktop, look at my pictures and play around with my music, but short on details about connecting to a network that is not a "home network" or a vintage networked printer. I also found (on Paul's website) that Win 7 has a very good set of system tools and services.