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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 was a very good book in it's day. I wish XP would live forever, but we must move on.
Lot of usefull tricks I'm still enjoying it Good if you have two computers on a KVM so you can play a-round an see cause and effectPublished on August 21, 2013 by BHorn
I got what I ordered and in good shape. It took a while but I guess that is book ratePublished on July 28, 2011 by Busydad
The first name we tend to think about books about doing things with computers is O'Reilly and Associates and their popular In A Nutshell, Learning, Programing, and Hacks series of... Read morePublished on March 13, 2010 by Mr. Hacks
This book would be great for somebody that just wants too learn about windows xp. I only gave it four stars because it is outdated. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Christopher R. Smith
You better have a high level of understanding the registry before buying this book. Also most of the book is geared to network administrationPublished on February 28, 2009
Well, Hacks is not the right title. How about Tips instead. Very helpful with home wireless router setup and security. I liked the remote desktop section too. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by Deity
Professionals already knew the bulk of these tips (not hacks) and the jist of all of them is to modify your XP visually.
For real hacks go look up Irongeek