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The Mother of All Windows 95 Books [Paperback]

Woody Leonhard , Barry Simon


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Book Description

1996
The best-selling authors return with a combination of humor and advice providing the inside story on Windows 95 with two CDs full of Windows software, including Multimedia samplers, shareware and freeware, fonts, sound and video clips, utilities, and more. (Intermediate).

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From the Back Cover

"Witty, idiosyncratic, sometimes cranky, and often corny, the book captures the feeling of a Windows expert sitting at your elbow, chatting away, listening to your complaints, agreeing, offering solutions."
--Jim Seymour, PC Magazine

"An amazingly complete (and completely irreverent) look at everything involved with Windows."
-- Ed Bott, PC Computing

Mom is back, crankier than ever, and she and her motley cast of highly irreverent icons have got the goods on everything you need to know about Windows 95 after you push the Start button. You'll get "motherly" advice, delivered in Mom's own caustic-yet-caring style, on everything from setting up Windows 95 to tuning it and making it work the way you want it to. The Mother of All Windows 95 Books brings you insider info on all Windows 95 components (everything from fonts to multimedia), the new desktop, the extremely mysterious (and virtually undocumented!) Windows Registry, and more.

The Mother of All Windows 95 Books also delivers the mother of all Windows 95 software collections--full commercial programs, working excerpts from the hottest products, shareware, freeware, and more! The all-new CD-ROM includes:* Norton Utilities' System Information(TM) program, which provides detailed operating statistics for every part of your Windows 95 system.* 20 all-new, hand-picked Bitstream® fonts.* The Official Airline Guide(TM)--detailed info on over 650,000 flights. * The Pro Phone(TM) Windows 95 "Free Phone(TM)" 800-number directory--every toll-free number in the USA!* From Phone Disk--200,000 phone numbers for virtually every computer related business in the USA!


* Microsoft's latest and greatest for Windows 95: the Windows Driver Library; the Hardware Compatibility List; the User Interface Guide (which costs $39 in paperback); and the new Microsoft® Word Viewer.* Full working models of some of the most popular Win95 multimedia titles: Arcade America(TM) from 7th Level® (including a page from Monty Python's Compleat Waste of Time(TM)); Freddi Fish(TM) and Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo(TM) from Humongous®; Sound Forge(TM); the simulation game Freshwater Fish(TM) from AnimaTek(TM); and others.* From the Public (software) Library(TM)--the largest, most complete set of Windows 95 utilities ever compiled.

System Requirements:* Windows 95 and a CD-ROM drive

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About the Author

A noted authority on Microsoft Windows, Woody Leonhard is a contributing editor at PC Computing and publisher of the infamous electronic newsletter Woody's Office Watch. Woody has written or co-written more than a dozen books on Windows and Microsoft Office, including The Hacker's Guide to Word for Windows, PC MOM: The Mother of All PC Books, and The Mother of All Windows 95 Books.

Barry Simon has written for PC Magazine since 1987 and has been a Contributing Editor there for more than seven years. He has also written for PC Computing, Windows Sources, Family PC, and Desktop Engineering. He is the co-author, with Woody Leonhard, of the three MOM books as well as co-author, with Michael Reed, of Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to find what you are looking for! April 19 1998
By cdchurch@earthlink.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Way to much usless info to dredge through before getting to the meat of the matter. I've actually thrown the book away. A waste of $40 as far as I'm concerned!
5.0 out of 5 stars Very in-depth book, lots of "tweaking" tips on Win95 Dec 16 1997
By lawrencc@sfu.ca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I found this to be the best book so far on Windows 95. Although there is a lot of excess wordage in the book, it is easy to understand and addressed many of my question on Windows 95. Specifically, it did not take the hand-off approach to the Registry. The registry section contains bits and pieces that will help out some people beginning to learn how to use the Windows 95 API. Most 3" thick book end up containing the same content as a "Windows 95 for Dummies" book, only being less fun to read. These books, (eg. Windows 96 Uncut, the two-tone cover with a horizontal rip separating the colours) have very little that is not contained in a Dummies book. They say things like "This is the registry, now scram...it is too advance for you." If you want to learn more about Win95 than just how to click the Start button, then I recommend this book. (Although, the CD is kinda lacking) This is good book to get your feet wet, before reading books on the registry, MFC, and Windows API.
5.0 out of 5 stars MOM is tops! Nov. 27 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is, hands down, the best book I have seen on Windows 95. The characters ("icons") argue about technical and philosophical issues, and a lot of information is imparted near painlessly. The reader gets insight into the reasons Microsoft did things the way they did. This is the best book for would-be Registry hackers as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it TOO cutsie?? Aug. 20 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Now I have to admit that I only spent an hour or so looking over the book at Borderbook. And a few years ago, I read some of the extensive excerpts in one of the computing magazines.
But both times, I have come away thinking that I had to wade through too much "conversation" to get to the hard facts. I am told this book is probably the very best on the subject, but sometimes it is just too hard to find the subject. Maybe I just did not feel like reading a novel.
However, I will take another look before deciding to place an order
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