Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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Windows 7: The Missing Manual
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While I’ve used computers for 20 years now I am someone who still gets confused by computer terms/lingo, and know just enough about computers to do what I want/need to do. Sometimes it gets frustrating and I waste a lot of time learning how. So, only a few days after switching to Windows 7 I realized I needed help in understanding all of the great functions it offered (I love windows 7!). After research I bought this book. It arrived yesterday, and I immediately began to use it. In fact, my husband commented that it must be easy reading since I was still reading (highlighter pen in one hand) even after the computer was shut down. David Pogue has an excellent writing style, tosses some humor in now and then, and has included detailed illustrations. He makes me want to learn more! By P. Moore

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Windows 7: The Missing Manual, Funny! And therefore engaging. If your kerosene-powered keyboard does not support a feature, the authors tell you why, and how to work around the problem. They also tell you whether it is really a problem, and if you can save the cost of another gadget. Coverage is immensely broad, nicely indexed, and eminently readable.

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Of particular value is the extensive and probably exhaustive index of all the keyboard shortcuts supported by this new and rather nifty operating system. And there is a frank and open discussion and listing of feature drops, additions, and nomenclature mutations since Vista. An absolute necessity for any Microsoft evolution, and particularly so for this one.

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Discussions are honest. A section is titled "Control Panel Terminology Hell." It explicitly tells you that the control panel goes through more reorganizations than a bankrupt airline, and proceeds to guide you through the wreckage, chuckling.

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Just scanning through this book you will probably find features you had no idea were available and probably would never have stumbled upon on your own. It is worth buying just for that, even if you have documentation for the OS. It is equally worth acquiring for the clear insight of the writers, Windows 7: The Missing Manual. By Sacramento Book Review
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Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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