If you have plenty of life experience, but not as much computer experience, this is your perfect Windows 8 PC guidebook! Paul McFedries explains all the basics in a friendly, relaxed tone that makes you feel at home, without ever patronizing you. Larger print and clear zoomed-in images help you quickly find what you’re looking for, and get to the point immediately.
Planning to buy a new computer? McFedries’ easy, up-to-date Buyer’s Guide will help you choose the right equipment at the right price. Already have your new computer? You’ll find dozens of simple tips, tricks, and shortcuts for every aspect of living with it. Step by step, McFedries shows you how to easily organize and manage all your digital photos, music, and movies. You’ll learn great new ways to work, learn, and play online… how to safely use Facebook and other social networks… and how to keep your computer secure and private. McFedries even teaches simple PC troubleshooting skills that could someday save you hundreds of dollars in repair costs! Why should kids have all the fun?
Paul McFedries, president of Logophilia Limited, is a technical writer, passionate computer tinkerer, and Windows expert. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 computer books, selling more than 4 million copies worldwide. His most recent books include Using iPhone, Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps, My Office 2013 RT, and Windows 8 In Depth. He also runs wordspy.com, a website that tracks new words and phrases entering the English language.
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About the Author
Paul McFedries is full-time technical writer and passionate computer tinkerer. He is the author of more than 80 computer books that have sold over four million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing books Windows 7 Unleashed and Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed and the Que Publishing books Windows 8 In Depth (coauthored with Brian Knittel), Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2013, Using iPhone, and Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website devoted to tracking new words and phrases as they enter the English language. Paul’s web home is at www.mcfedries.com, and he can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/paulmcf and twitter.com/wordspy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I first saw the title of this book, “PCs For Grown-Up” followed by the secondary title of, “Getting the Most Out of Your Windows 8 Computer” I was concern since I don’t have Windows 8. There was one chapter on Windows 8 where the author offers simple tips, tricks and shortcuts that even I could understand even though I don’t have Windows 8. I was glad to see that most of the book deals with the basics of learning your computer; as well as understanding Windows in general. It addresses working, learning and playing online and it ends with maintaining and repairing your PC. The book is easy reading with its large print and friendly tone. In reviewing the Table of Contents, I found that the whole book was well organized that gave a newcomer to computers the basics and then built up step-by-step the knowledge necessary to work on a computer. This is very important especially to senior citizens who did not grow up with computers and are trying to catch up with computer technology. The author’s approach was that of friendly and humorous tone throughout. Paul McFredries, author, included throughout the book “Note” tips and image illustrations on the subject he was writing on that were easy to digest and understand. The larger than normal print made for faster and easy reading, this is especially good for senior citizens. Mr. McFredries is a technical writer, passionate computer tinkerer and Windows expert. He has co-authored over 70 computer books. Even though I have been working with computers for many years, I found some great information that I can apply to my daily use of computers. I would thorough recommend this book to everyone whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advance, there is something for everyone in this book.