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Windows 8: The Missing Manual

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.

Series: Missing Manual

Paperback: 930 pages

Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (March 9, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1449314031

ISBN-13: 978-1449314033

Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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Strange (and perhaps mildly nerdy) as it may sound I've had my eye on the Missing Manual Windows 8 guide since before Christmas (it finally came out in March). I knew I wanted to upgrade my operating system and would want a guide to help me get up to speed quickly. Having read some of David Pogue's other books before so I knew that his sense of humor, his ability to distill instructions and explanations into everyday language, and the general approachability of his work really appealed to me. Because of that I really wanted to use this book to learn Windows 8.In the end I upgraded earlier than I had originally intended to and bought Windows 8 For Seniors For Dummies to help fill in the gap between when I got Windows 8 and when this book would eventually released. That book was good. It was approachable, it was a start, but it was shallow. So I kept waiting. I knew how to use basic Windows 8 features and I knew where the gaps in my knowledge were.That's where I came into this book, fully expecting to learn some new, more "advanced" tips on features that may not pertain to the everyday user. I've certainly gotten that, but I've also gotten great little hints and tips that speed up some of the most common ways I interact with my PC computer, from the new Windows 8 interface that Pogue names the "TileWorld" through my desktop and settings.If you come in with a similar skill set you could probably skip Part One, but then again you may not want to as this section covers some of the most common ways you will interact with your PC and every half second saving tip you pick up could save you hours in the long run. Part One's main focus is on getting you comfortable with the new TileWorld interface.

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