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"...it is an excellent way of learning more about Windows XP and how to make it work for you rather than the other way round. The instructions are easy to follow and don't leave anything out." - Tim Smith, PCW, March
Preston Gralla, the author of more than 20 books, is also a freelance journalist and columnist. He has written for major national newspapers and magazines, including PC Magazine, Computerworld, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News (where he was the technology columnist), USA Today and several others. A well-known technology expert, Preston has also appeared on many TV and radio programs and networks, including CNN, MSNBC and NPR. In addition, he's won a number of awards for his writing, including for "Best Feature in a Computer Magazine" from the Computer Press Association. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This book is a perfect example of an OK idea presented in a bad medium. Had the author chosen to make this a web site or a magazine article, I don't think anyone would object to... Read morePublished on May 22 2004 by Jase T. Wolfe
I know my way around XP pretty well, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. What I found was great: dozens and dozens of hacks, tips, downloads and help. Read morePublished on March 17 2004
It seems like no one edited or tech edited this book. From the start, where he talks about putting 'huskies' (they are wolves) as his boot screen to the bootvis problem already... Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by C. Kirk
Some hacks in this book are really basic:
Hack 20: Making Windows XP look like Windows 2000 again. Read more
Every version of Windows has its strengths and weaknesses. Windows XP is no exception. It's more stable than previous versions and hence is likely to be around for some time. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003 by G. Ching
The book is intended for those of us that prefer to tamper with or 'improve' the basic Windows XP package. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by D. Sant
I thought I knew everything there was to know about XP --- was I wrong! I've found something new on every page of this book. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003