Windows XP Unleashed

Windows XP Unleashed

by Terry William Ogletree
     
 

Windows XP Unleashed guides the advanced reader through nearly every Windows XP topic imaginable giving ideas and solutions practical to typical problems encountered by professionals. Examples of topics covered are:

  • Installations, use, and maintenance;
  • Performance tuning;
  • Optimizing memory;
  • Detailed registry info;

Overview

Windows XP Unleashed guides the advanced reader through nearly every Windows XP topic imaginable giving ideas and solutions practical to typical problems encountered by professionals. Examples of topics covered are:

  • Installations, use, and maintenance;
  • Performance tuning;
  • Optimizing memory;
  • Detailed registry info;
  • Pushing hardware profiles to their limits;
  • XP system tools;
  • How to build network bridges between Dissimilar operating systems;
  • Working with compatibility modes to enable older O/S to interact with XP;
  • Device driver rollback;
  • Automatic driver update;
  • Ensuring perfect printing always;
  • Maximizing XP for the internet, intranet, and security.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These four guides approach Microsoft's newest operating system (which may or may not be generating requests at your library) from different perspectives. TechTV focuses only on Windows XP Home Edition yet assumes some familiarity with previous Windows versions and is more appropriate for upgraders or those buying an additional PC than for first-time Windows users. A valuable addition to XP collections, it will supplement more basic guides. On the other hand, Teach Yourself, Norton's, and Unleashed clearly target intermediate to advanced users and include information on both XP Home and Professional editions. A self-study resource for patrons who quickly need to get up to speed with XP, Teach Yourself is a solid series addition, with helpful summaries, Q&As, quizzes, and exercises. Norton's is a characteristically thorough reference packed with tips for power users and resources for further information. Unleashed mostly covers Windows XP Professional and features useful appendixes on related topics such as TCP/IP, but it is less clear and less detailed than Norton's. All three will suit larger public libraries with a business and technical population. [For more reviews of XP titles, see Computer Media, LJ 11/1/01. Ed.] Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672322808
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Unleashed Series
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.03(d)

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Meet the Author

As a consultant, Terry Ogletree travels the world, consulting with major corporations on nearly every imaginable computer topic, from disaster recovery to operating systems. His clients include Bristol-Myers Squidd, Digital Equipment and AT&T. Terry is well known for his magazine articles and devotion to writing computer books. Recent publications include: Windows NT Server 4.0 Networking (Vol. 4 of Sams Windows NT 4 and Website Resource Library) Sams Computer Publishing, 1997, 0672309947; Practical Firewalls (Que Publishing, June 2000), 0789724162, Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Second Edition (Que Publishing, December 1999), 0789720345, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating Your Own CDs (Que/Alpha Books), 0789724928.

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