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Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed: An Insider's Guide to Supercharging Windows Vista 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0789735865
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Is Windows XP making you feel like a 98-pound weakling? Is the bevy of security holes, patches, and networking gotchas making you want to reach for a revolver? If so, then you're like millions of others who are ready to install Windows Vista--the sorely needed revision to the world's most popular operating system. Maximum PC shows you how to get the most out of this dramatic improvement to Windows. Far from being a mere cosmetic makeover of Windows XP, Windows Vista has been reengineered from the ground up to provide a solid foundation for business, home, education, gaming, and multimedia users. We take the guesswork out of getting up to speed with Vista, and we do it without making you want to put your fist through the screen. Chock full of real world, hands-on solutions, Maximum PC Windows Vista Exposed will have you up and running in no time flat.

Here's what you'll find inside...
Coverage of Vista's all-new Aero interfaceThe skinny on Vista's new menu systemDeep coverage of new apps within Vista, including Windows Media Player 11, Windows Movie Maker 6, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Media Center, and Windows DVD MakerHow to secure your PC with Vista's vastly improved security and user management featuresAdvice for protecting yourself from hackers, spammers, spies, and phishersDetails on new parental controls designed to help you protect your familyCoverage of a heavily revamped Internet Explorer, as well as the new, built-in email application, Windows MailSteps for setting up your own home network (wired or wireless) with Vista's much improved networking capabilities

About the Author

Mark Edward Soper has taught computer troubleshooting and other technical subjects to thousands of students from Maine to Hawaii since 1992. Mark has used almost every version of Microsoft Windows starting with version 1.04 and has contributed chapters to Special Edition Using Windows Millennium Edition, all editions of the Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP series, Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista, and Easy Windows Vista. Mark blogs on Windows Vista at his Amazon.com blog.

 

Mark is the author or coauthor of many books on a variety of technology subjects, including Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 5th Edition, Upgrading and Repairing Servers, Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Automation, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Home Networking, as well as books on digital photography, broadband Internet, computer upgrading, and A+ certification. Mark is currently writing Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center and a new A+ certification study guide. He is a regular contributor to Maximum PC magazine and writes the Windows blog for the Maximum PC website. When he’s not working on technology projects, Mark enjoys photography, researching the history of transportation, church activities, and his family.

 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (August 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789735865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789735867
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,206,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Cain on December 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have just finished this book, and was very impressed with how it opened my eyes to Vista. I have been very discouraged since I purchased my new computer with Vista on it-to the point of considering returning to XP. This book really helped me understand the basics of Vista and how it differs from XP. I have mainly had a hard time adjusting to the new network system that Vista uses, and this book really helped me understand. I would recommend this book to anyone new to Vista. It was very helpful.
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