Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 13, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.2 x 15.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #522,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #17 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Windows > Windows Desktop > Windows 8 #238 in Books > Computers & Technology > Software > Suites #568 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Operating Systems
I give this item only four stars because I am barely into the part of the book on Win8 and haven't even opened the "Office" section of the book yet. With little or no knowledge of this OS I've found this book to be Manna for my Win8 operating appetite. I haven't used anything MS since the years that I used to use XP - as far as I was concerned XP was the best for many years, and still holds its own. I switched to Mac several years ago just to get away from MS/BS after 20 years of them, and I have been happy with Apple ever since. But that's another story.I needed a laptop that would run a MS compatible software so I bought an inexpensive Toshiba (nice laptop) and it came with win8. Mr. Rathbone to the rescue. His discussion of Win8 is clear an concise and almost too mundane, even for a dummy like me. He simplifies everything so much it makes you wonder why you needed the book in the first place - the so-called "Start" screen is no longer an obstacle. This too, made me wonder what all the whoop-la was about - piece of cake.Haven't tried the DVDs yet but if the book is any indication.........Try it if you're lost with Win8......the price is right, too.PS - After setting up the laptop, I realized I was going to have to start dealing with all the spyware, malware, virus protection, and all those pesky "clean-up" tool ads that flood the market.
I have referred to these books and dvd bundle many times while learning to use Windows Access and Excel programs. They are handy references that stay on my desk. Good product that is well illustrated.
Did not realize that this was a reduced size book which caused illustrations too small to read. DVDs are okay.
The print was too small to read and the illustrations too small to see. Had to return the item and order something easier to read.
It is a reap off .Become the book is not in a standard size . All the illustrations in the book are impossible to look even with a magnifying glass. The discribshen of the items specially if it is not a standard size it should be mentioned in bold letters.
I bought what I thought was going to be a great tool for my new lap top with windows8. Have been waiting to get it for the past 8 days and it finally came!!!! Yeah!!! Yes, it's a book but in fine print on the photo is DOES say portable edition. At my age I can hardly see the book, and have to squint to see the words What a waste. BUYER BEWARE. Having second thoughts about .TOO SEE A PRODUCT IS TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ORDERING.
I was hoping the book would have been a little larger and a little more in-depth, seems very basic. DVD's are very basic also.
I am slowly working through this. Windows 8.1 is so different to what I am use to Windows XP that I am having to go slowere than I wanted to. It is helping me learning the system.
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