Paul McFedries is a full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and he has more than 75 books to his credit. Paul's books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2010, The Facebook Guide for People Over 50, iPhone 4S Portable Genius, and The new iPad Portable Genius. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language. Paul invites you to drop by his personal website at www.mcfedries.com.
Windows 8 Simplifiedby Paul McFedries
The popular Simplified series makes visual learning easier than ever, and with more than 360,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. This guide goes straight to the point with easy-to-follow, two-page tutorials for each task. With full-color/i>/b>
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The easiest way for visual learners to get started with Windows 8
The popular Simplified series makes visual learning easier than ever, and with more than 360,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. This guide goes straight to the point with easy-to-follow, two-page tutorials for each task. With full-color screen shots and step-by-step directions, it gets beginners up and running on the newest version of Windows right away. Learn to work with the new interface and improved Internet Explorer, manage files, share your computer, and much more.
- Perfect for the absolute beginner, with easy-to-follow instructions and colorful illustrations that show what's happening on the screen
- Covers Windows basics, navigating the interface, creating accounts to share a computer, customizing Windows, and working with files
- Demonstrates how to browse the web with the new version of Internet Explorer, how to use media features, and much more
- The bestselling Simplified series is designed to make it easy for visual learners to start using new technologies right away
Windows 8 Simplified gives visual learners confidence as they start using the new version of Windows quickly and easily.
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I just ordered my first laptop (not a touch screen), and I've got a lot of anxiety over learning Windows 8. I've only heard bad things about it. I went in to my local BN to check out the books on Windows 8, and I spent about an hour perusing them. I picked one topic, then I looked to see how different books explained it. I liked this book the best of all. It''s not too wordy, but it gives you a paragraph about the topic, which I didn't think was too technical, then it gives you screen shots and step by step directions. I like the way it's broken down by topic. I am not AT ALL tech-saavy, and I was looking for something easy and understandable. My daughter suggested one of the books for "seniors" (I'm 57 and was only slightly offended), but none of them was as good as this one. I decided to order it online b/c it is more than $10 cheaper. I have not actually used the book yet, but in comparison to the others, it looks great. I will update with another review in a week or two when I have actually used it.
The non techno person that would purchase this, is not going to feel this is simplified. Like all Geeks, the author uses computer "language" to explain with. Greek to me in the parts I need help with. Also the illustrations of what your screen looks like are SO SMALL, and fuzzy..... Pretty sure I wasted my $. I am trying to read it on my Nook Color. That was the whole point to learn more when I am waiting somewhere or not in my office.....