Paperback: 1152 pages
Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (September 10, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 2.2 x 9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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It seems the aether has miss titled this book. Perhaps Win7 in review would be good. I found that the author covered a lot of ground but wasted a lot of pages on features that were in previous versions. In depth means to me that the inner-workings of the OS would be described. He simple lists all the features and describes what they do. The author actually walks you through the installation describing how to hit the next button. Why have a chapter on this? I would understand if the book then went on to describe the more complex deployment features that Win 7 sports but it doesn't. That's the entire chapter on installation.I would describe this as a good general knowledge book but certainly not an in depth description of the features.
Full disclosure, i got my copy in a barter-like transaction with one of the authors. Noting that a couple previous reviewers question whether this work can really be called 'In Depth', i say it's a matter of expectations. i'm the kind of user who lacks extensive experience with the predecessors of W7 and therefore benefits from the start-from-the-basics approach taken by the authors. So my experience of this volume is that it's 'just about enough depth'. As another previous reviewer pointed out, it's more likely to be used on a case-by-case basis as an event-specific problem-solving tool, as opposed to being read cover-to-cover as an integrated exposition of the full spectrum of W7. I agree with that reviewer's point that it IS worth taking time to browse the entire volume, at least those parts that strike the reader's fancy in skimming the table of contents. By doing so, i learned a lot of interesting, and sometimes quite useful stuff about W7 that i would never have otherwise found out, in part because i am teaching myself W7 without the benefit of nearby colleagues, mentors, or instructional personnel. This book is a great help to the self-taught W7 student who has limited exposure to previous Windows. The extensive index is useful in finding answers to specific questions.
Not much "in depth" about this book. Good book for the newbie....disappointing for those looking for some "in depth" descriptions of the system.
As in all of their previously co-authored publications, Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel have hit the nail on the head with this wonderful technical/reference manual written for potential users as well as seasoned users of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Written in easy-to-understand language with not too much scientific jargon, most people with at least a basic knowledge of computer operating systems will have no trouble reading and comprehending its text. It has a very large and inclusive index, allowing the reader to locate any sub-topic effortlessly. I am so glad that I made the choice to buy this book on .com, where I got a great price for this 1,117 page softcover edition. And, at the back of the book there are 10 blank pages which can be used for making notes! I have absolutely no complaints concerning this book, only well-deserved praise.
Comprehensive, well written with humor highlights in non-technical terms. I would definitely consider purchasing other books by the authors who demonstrate complete mastery of the subject. I have used XP-Pro for years and have been eased, without pain, into the Windows 7 experience with this book.
I love the Que books. Have not had a chance to get fully into this one. So far like the lay out with short reading and photo's for what should show on your screen. Would imagine shortly I will be giving a 5 star as I have been using Que books for over 10 years and keep coming back for updates.
I read this book in days as it is very informative although sometimes you have to look at what is different between it and the version of windows 7 you have but it is lovely and straight learning book.Thank you very much
Was going to be really negative but found out I could not. Like similar books, you see the table of contents-does not help. Could not find anything about the library in the table of contents. Some will say I have to go to the detailed table of contents and will not find very much. The life saver is the index. In other Windows 7 books, you can tell in the index that some put absolutely no time to meet people's needs. These authors did put more time into it. In some books-maybe you will get two or three pages for the index-this one is really good and much more in depth. This gives you a way to find what you need.
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