Series: Visual Read Less, Learn More
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (March 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #3,759,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #95 in Books > Computers & Technology > Operating Systems > Windows > Windows Desktop > Windows XP #3145 in Books > Textbooks > Computer Science > Operating Systems #7187 in Books > Computers & Technology > Software > Microsoft
Here's an oddity. A computer book that's both comprehensive and easy to use. For anyone wanting to learn all about Windows XP without intimidation, look no further. The book is well organized, starting with elementary basics (such as general computer basics), then moving on to a wide range of topics:Working with digital camerasSetting up a home networkWeb publishingCreating/editing videosCreating audio CDsCustomizing your computerAnd much more.Each task is explained in easy-to-read text and, of course, with visuals. Very helpful, but written primarily for beginners, NOT for XP or computer veterans.CD-ROM contains an evaluation version of Paint Shop Pro, FreeAmp music player,AbyssAudio Collection, and an e-version of the book.621 pages
This book is an excellent way to learn how to configure and use Windows XP from basics such as desktop, files, multimedia (playing and creating), setting up an internet connection and outlook express to more advanced topics such as networking. Between the pictures and the simple verbal description you are never at a loss to figure out what to do. Also it's simplicity can be misleading. It tells you about the windows built-in firewall which you can turn on or off--I keep it on because it never causes me any problems--as well as the great built-in fax program which you can install without using the Windows CD. I have been using this fax program and it works very well, but I could not find it mentioned in the index of Microsoft's own "Windows XP Inside Out" book. I can strongly recommend this book. It is excellent for the average user. I have used other books in the "Master" series and they are all excellent.
I bought this book two or three years ago for use as a reference book to keep next to my computer when the inevitable Win XP question rises. It has been very beneficial to me and now I plan to buy one for a relative who I think will also benefit from it.I would never attempt to read my way through it (650+ pages)and it is a very hefty book but it contains useful info if you don't know where to start to answer a Win xp question. It is extremely cheap on a per pound basis.
This book has helped me very much. I keep it next to the computer and pick it up almost daily. I have purchased the Master Visually books everytime a new OS system comes out .
Come on everyone needs some help on most everything and I sure do. This is easy to use and easy to understand which is very important.You won't be sorry getting it to help you out.