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Whether you ran out and bought the Windows Me upgrade or it's already installed on your shiny new PC, there's one thing you didn't get from Microsoft: a "real" manual. But you can have one. It's called Windows Millennium: The Missing Manual. We're talking crisp, to-the-point explanations, relevant and well-annotated screen shots, zillions of tips, careful organization and indexing, plus a tough binding designed to survive constant day-to-day use. We're also talking some things you never found in "real" software manuals: objectivity -- even a little wit sprinkled around the edges.
You'll start with the Desktop and Start menu -- and here, David Pogue offers tips Microsoft would've never mentioned. (Did you know you can save some clicks and display the contents of a folder by typing its path in the Start, Run dialog box? Or that you can often track down a missing computer on your network by using the Search for Computers feature even when My Network Places (Network Neighborhood) can't find them? Very cool.)
Then, Pogue covers every aspect of Windows Me, with a complete section of the book reserved for home networking, and another for Internet connections (including web connection sharing, NetMeeting video conferencing, and MSN's instant messaging system). Of course, there's also a hands-on overview of Windows Me's "sexiest" feature: the Movie Maker, which brings digital video moviemaking to Windows.
This is a hefty, thorough book at a very attractive price. It'll be the first WinMe book you refer to, and might well be the only one you'll ever need. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.