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Windows 8 Simplified 1st Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
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From the Back Cover

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Windows 8 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.

  • Tour the Start screen and desktop
  • Install, launch, and work with applications
  • Surf the web and use e-mail and calendars
  • Import, view, edit, and manage photos
  • Create and manage various documents
  • Keep your computer secure and running smoothly
  • "Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and he has more than 75 books to his credit. Paul's books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2010, The Facebook Guide for People Over 50, iPhone 4S Portable Genius, and The new iPad Portable Genius. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (www.wordspy.com), a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language. Paul invites you to drop by his personal website at www.mcfedries.com.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111813527X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118135273
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I needed this because I wasn't aware of the many differenct commands or procedures in Windows 8. I'm not one to hunt and peck for too long to find out how to do something in a new operating system, so this book suit my need.
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Pretty basic. Not as much information as I thought it would contain. Much of the book covers things that are very general in nature. If you never owned a computer before it would be an excellent tutorial. For someone who knows how to use the web, connect to a wireless service, or connecting to the internet it is way too basic.
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I don't have a tablet, notebook or iphone and went from XPto Windows 8 so this is a WHOLE NEW experience. So far so good but it's going to be some time before I'm totally comfortable. Windows 8 Simplified is a GREAT help and slowly works you through the changes.
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This series of visualizing and simplifing books is a great way to learn what you are interested in a less technical fashion. You can either start from page 1 or jump to the area that you need more help with. Well worth the cost.
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I've been a Windows user for many years and normally buy a 'help' book with each new version I have encountered over the years. Windows 8 is certainly a major change from my previous Vista Windows and I was looking forward to a book to help me make the transition. I am using Windows 8 on a computer, not a tablet or phone. This book has failed to answer some of the most basic questions I've had. In fact I'm not sure it has answered more than a couple. Perhaps it would be good if you are using a tablet but it is almost useless if you are using a computer with a mouse. My learning curve with Windows 8 is starting to flatten out and I've actually found some nice features in it but I didn't find any of them from this book. I get far better results searching my question in Google. Save your money.
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This is a simplified Windows 8 book for these who don't have time to read 800 pages book. If you are not a Windows 8 professional, this is the book for you.
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Great book that address's Windows 8 in a great manner, also vivid colors, words and sentences, plus illustrations and simplicity !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Not what I expected. This book stated the obvious which I did not expect. I wanted to know much more than what this book offer. For beginners I believe book is OK
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