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About the Author

Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice and technical accuracy and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

 

Mr. Miller has written more than 150 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Easy Computer Basics, My Windows 8.1 Computer for Seniors, My Facebook for Seniors, Facebook for Grown-Ups, Easy Facebook, My Pinterest, and The Ultimate Digital Music Guide. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice–as well as his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

 

You can email Mr. Miller directly at abg@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at www.molehillgroup.com. Follow him on Twitter: @molehillgroup.

 

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Product Details

  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 7 edition (January 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789752336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789752338
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Miller is the best-selling writer of more than 100 non-fiction books. He writes about a variety of topics, including computers, online selling, business, consumer electronics, and music. From his first book (Ventura Publisher Techniques and Applications, published in 1988) to his latest title, he has established a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Elroy W. Wessel on May 15, 2014
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The first chapters will help anyone who has had no, or very little, experience with computers, tablets and notebooks. The remainder covers Window 8/8.1 from basics through specific programs, with by the numbers, and illustrations. I have worked in programming and computing off and on for over 40 years but I found Windows 8.1 to be a whole new ball game. The index is very helpful for me to locate specific programs needed to run the system. Before I ordered this book I borrowed Window's 8.1 guides from the library that were adequate for getting started and compared them with Absolute Beginner's Guide (ABG). There was very little in the borrowed books that was not covered in ABG and ABG contained much more info and I could keep the borrowed books for only a limited time. I have found having ABG available as a specific item guide while working on the computer to be very helpful.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Robert L Bowman on April 25, 2014
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The author has a skill in writing for people who do not have a lot of knowledge on computers. He goes into a lot of
detail so that the average person will understand what he is talking about so that they can follow him. He even makes
Windows 8.1 understandable for me. I just wish I could have read Windows 8.0 and 8.1 before I moved on from Window 7. That would have helped me. I had trouble trying to get DVD's on play om my monitor. I can play them now but I haven't figured out how to record them on the monitor if that is possible. When a person gets older like me, things
are more difficult to understand. I would recommend this book for everyone needing help with computers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 19, 2014
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Very helpful. It sits next to my laptop for easy reference!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Lord on February 7, 2015
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I got this book for my father a beginner. It explains everything very well right from the beginning. The only problem he is having with it is it talks to mush about previous operating systems, this gets him confused. Over all I would recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Danny V. on March 17, 2015
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This is the book you want to learn the basics of computers without a brain freeze. Pages are very easy to read and understand and this edition had been updated to include Windows 8.1. I have been recommending this book to my students for a few years (two previous editions) so they can familiarize themselves with their computer and its function. Easy to read. Simple yet jam packed with the basic information you need to get to the basics to be able to get around on your computer. I use the borders of the pages to jot down notes for future reference. Recommend this one again! My students love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2014
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Excellent book. I highly recommend to anybody starting out with Windows 8.1 from Vista. Numerous book purchased on Windows 8.1 did not help me as much as this book. Thank you Michael Miller
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By Jack Low on April 1, 2015
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While it did not have everything in it that I was looking for, it does have good information on many situations that might arise. There were a few places where I wished it had gone into more detail, what it has is a fairly decent explanation of most of the apps and programs that can be run.
It is filled with plenty of visual aids, so you can see what should be seen at various times, in the multitudes of apps and other programs that are either basic to the initial programming, or software that can be downloaded later.
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My only suggestion is read it with your computer nearby. I started reading the book in my living room and then came upon something he talks about and I want to do it to so I came into my dining area where my computer is and keep reading it in there. Much better idea. But he suggests that if you have earlier editions of Windows that is the book you need to order.
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