Windows 8Book - 2013
Offers coverage of the Windows 8 operating system, offering a guide to help users understand the new features, including Storage Spaces, the Charms bar, and Windows To Go, along with information on such topics as security, networking, and software.
Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist, introduces Microsoft's latest iteration of Windows as two operating systems in one: a refined version of Windows 7, plus a colorful new touchscreen tile-based interface (perhaps transitional to an all touchscreen future). Covering all versions of Windows 8 including Windows RT, he offers tips on all its aspects from working with TileWorld apps to sharing files on networks. The guide includes information on installation, playing with the Registry, locating features that were in previous Windows versions, and a master list of keystrokes. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide—Windows 8: The Missing Manual. New York Times columnist David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS.
This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.