Windows NT Power User's Toolkit

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Windows NT is fast emerging as the power user's answer to UNIX, OS/2, even Windows 95. This is the first single volume resource to profile the most valuable shareware and freeware available for that rowing, high-end market. Bundled with a CD-ROM containing over 500 megabytes of software itself, the book features expert reviews of the best shareware and freeware. This wealth of reliable information, combined with the software provided, will save NT users, developers, and programmers untold quantities of time and ...
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Overview

Windows NT is fast emerging as the power user's answer to UNIX, OS/2, even Windows 95. This is the first single volume resource to profile the most valuable shareware and freeware available for that rowing, high-end market. Bundled with a CD-ROM containing over 500 megabytes of software itself, the book features expert reviews of the best shareware and freeware. This wealth of reliable information, combined with the software provided, will save NT users, developers, and programmers untold quantities of time and money otherwise spent browsing, searching, and downloading. Hundreds of font samples are included, as well.

An extraordinary collection of reviewed shareware/freeware--organized and selected for Windows NT power users Now you can dramatically improve your Windows NT potential with the wide range of valuable tools contained in this book/CD-ROM package. THe book identifies and reviews useful shareware and freeware available for Windows NT--while the accompanying CD-ROM offers you over 500 megabytes of NT-related software! The software described in this essential guide--and more than 300 files included on the CD-ROM--will give you capabilities not available with the tools bundled with NT. Much of it provides alternative, more convenient, or more powerful ways of accomplishing important tasks. The CD-ROM with Windows NT Power User's Toolkit features: The Java Development Kit including a compiler and interpreter designed for programmers; A sampling of the hottest programming languages, including Python, Tel and Tk, perl, and AWK; A Web page directing NT users to other NT-related Web sites; 59 Internet programs; Games; Image manipulation software; A host of NT tools for optimizing your files and desktop, including compression/decompression software, program editors, and operating system utilities; A directory of business and engineering software, including a miniCAD application; A comprehensive index of the entire contents of the CD-ROM; Numerous system administration tools, customization tools, utilities, general applications, and programming tools. The wealth of information and software presented in this package will enhance your Wincdows NT skills--and save you time and money otherwise spent browsing, searching, and downloading.

Reviews available shareware and freeware applications and utilities for the NT platform. Covers admin and security tools, event logs, registry utilities, management, backup, performance and optimization utilities. Includes operating system utilities, communication, graphics programs, compression & archiving, desktop enhancers and file manipulation applications. Interesting chapter on the available programming languages, everything from GNU C compilers to Java, GNAT, Oberon, Icon, GAWK, Perl, Python, REXX, J and Tcl/Tk. Includes business, engineering and productivity programs also. An extensive compendium indeed! The CD-ROM includes JDK, AWK, Perl, Tcl/Tk, directory of NT Web sites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780079123015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: J. Ranade Workstation
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Administration Tools 9
Ch. 3 Process and Performance Management 77
Ch. 4 Operating System Utilities 93
Ch. 5 Internet Applications 113
Ch. 6 Communications Software 183
Ch. 7 Bitmap Graphics Programs 193
Ch. 8 Desktop Customization Utilities 213
Ch. 9 Desktop Enhancers and Replacements 221
Ch. 10 Directory Management Utilities 247
Ch. 11 File Manipulation and Viewing Utilities 269
Ch. 12 Text Utilities 299
Ch. 13 Compression and Archiving Programs 321
Ch. 14 Command Shells 341
Ch. 15 Programming Languages 353
Ch. 16 Text Editors 391
Ch. 17 Utilities for Programmers 425
Ch. 18 Business, Productivity, and Engineering Programs 451
Ch. 19 Games 473
App. A Sources for NT Software and Information 480
App. B Software in This Book 487
App. C License and Copyright Statements 511
Index 525
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