As the installed base of Microsoft's newest operating system, XP, grows, guides to its use will continue to proliferate (see also Computer Media, LJ 3/1/02). Upgraders with little previous experience will be drawn to 10 Minute Guide, which highlights changes from earlier versions and explains common tasks step by step. Small and leaving no room for background or troubleshooting assistance, this should be purchased in conjunction with more comprehensive guides, such as The Missing Manual. It provides enough background to allow new home users and upgraders to get up and running, while leaving them feeling as if they have a handle on why and how things work. Ample screen shots and sidebars further this process; recommended for all libraries. Headaches, for beginning to intermediate users, focuses on troubleshooting common XP problems and annoyances, like a too-rapid cursor blink rate. Nutshell is a reference for advanced users of home and professional editions, with an alphabetical format that allows quick lookup of functions and features within larger sections (e.g., networking, the registry, etc.). Each is useful and appropriate for larger libraries.'
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"...it's packed with useful information, tips, tricks and screenshots, all clearly explained. ... An excellent resource." Windows XP, August 2002 "This book is an essential addition to any XP enthusiast's library. Its aim is simple: to chronicle as many undocumented features as possible. It won't tell you much about things that you already know or can find out easily, but it will reveal just how deep XP goes... If you're after an introduction to XP, look elsewhere. If you want a companion to Windows XP Inside Out, or something that will appeal to someone with at least six months' XP experience, then you've struck gold." "If you want to delve deep into Windows XP, take this book with you..." - Nick Peers, PC Answers, September (Platinum Award) "O'Reilly have long had a reputation as the professional's choice when it comes to computer books, and volumes in their 'in a nutshell' series are the next best thing to an original supplier's manual. They contain at least as much information and usually in a more accessible format. And this book is no exception to the rule. At over GBP20 this book isn't cheap, but is is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to XP. If you only ever buy one Windows XP Book, you could do a lot worse than this one." - Ian Barker, PC-How To Windows XP, Issue 26 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
MACS ARE WAY BETTER YOU FOOOOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!
it doesn't matter how good a book you have on the intricacies of Windows XP, when XP sucks compared to MAC OS X!
This book does a great job of covering the middle ground between a book for novices and a techie's manual. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by Michael Sandman
I found this a rather disappointing tome, given its weight. In many cases it merely lists the obvious at great length. The index is poor, and the organisation is confusing. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Mr. P. F. Holttum
Clear and well structured, it manages to miss -- or dismiss -- some XP nuances in its bias toward the "classic windows" way of doing things. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2002 by E. Southwick
If you want a single source reference for Windows XP, this is it. It is written for someone who is familiar with Windows and computers, yet needs more information about the new... Read morePublished on Dec 24 2002 by Ben Rothke
This book is must have for any Windows XP user.This book is well written easy to understand.This book has it all from WSH script and little Windows XP secrets. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2002 by Terrill T Hillman
A find that few computer books are actually written for people who actually use computers. Nutshell is an exception. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2002
After buying a bunch of Windows XP books, this is only one I keep next to my computer. The others are all holding up the short legs of tables. Read morePublished on May 20 2002