Windows Xp For Starters

Overview

Windows XP powers millions of PCs and is without a doubt the most widely used operating system in the world today. This rock solid operating system offers dozens of features for consumers, plus powerful applications and integrated networking tools all blended into an elegant interface. But working your way through all of these features and applications can be complicated. Whether you use this software at home or at work, sometimes you just want to learn the most commonly used ...

See more details below
Paperback
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 19%)$19.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (30) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $8.90   
  • Used (23) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Windows XP powers millions of PCs and is without a doubt the most widely used operating system in the world today. This rock solid operating system offers dozens of features for consumers, plus powerful applications and integrated networking tools all blended into an elegant interface. But working your way through all of these features and applications can be complicated. Whether you use this software at home or at work, sometimes you just want to learn the most commonly used features, not every option and nuance.

For anyone interested in zeroing in and learning just the information they need without all the complicated jargon, Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual provides just the solution.

Author David Pogue delivers an accessible and much needed guide with his trademark humor and friendly style. Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual provides clear explanations, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and plenty of illustrations that make for a refreshingly simple approach to XP.

Far more than a skimpy introduction but much less daunting than a weighty tech book, Windows XP For Starters: The Missing Manual unveils easy tips and tricks for making the most of the XP experience.

Whether you're a first-time user who just wants the basics, or an experienced user who simply needs a quick overview, our new Windows XP For Starters: The Missing Manual is designed from the ground up to save you time and deliver what you need to know. Find out why this book is exactly what you need.

Author David Pogue delivers an accessible and much needed guide with his trademark humor and friendly style. He provides clear explanations, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and plenty of illustrations that make for a refreshingly simple approach to XP that's much less daunting than a weighty tech book.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Review
When it comes to Windows XP, where do you start? If you’re a beginner (or nearly so), check out Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual, by New York Times computer columnist David Pogue.

This is a stripped-down, just-the-basics version of Pogue’s superb -- but quite detailed -- Missing Manuals for Windows XP Pro and Home. We love those books, but many beginners find them, well, a bit too much. Hence, this book: easier access, larger print, no clutter, no “geeky” stuff about NTFS filesystems.

Stripped down, maybe, but it still covers everything most beginners want and need to do. You’ll learn how to find your way around, work with Windows XP’s built-in digital media (and other) software, get Web connected, and set up email. There’s even a quick, jargon-free guide to setting up your home network. Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596101558
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/17/2005
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Sales rank: 1,463,873
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year").

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part One: The Windows XP Desktop

Chapter 1: The Very Basics

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Start Menu

Chapter 3: Windows, Folders, and the Taskbar

Chapter 4: Organizing Your Stuff

Part Two: The Components of Windows XP

Chapter 5: Programs and Documents

Chapter 6: Pictures, Music, and Movies

Part Three: Windows Online

Chapter 7: Getting on the Web

Chapter 8: Outlook Express 6

Part Four: Beyond the Basics

Chapter 9: Printers and Other Hardware

Chapter 10: The Control Panel

Chapter 11: Help, Maintenance, and Backups

Part Five: Life On the Network

Chapter 12: User Accounts

Chapter 13: The Home Network

Colophon

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)