This book covers everything a beginner to intermediate level Windows user needs to know. The friendly tone, empathy for the newbie, and clear explanations give readers the information they need to scale the learning curve and begin utilizing their computer quickly and easily.
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Most books for everyday users of Windows 98 take one of two approaches: either they dumb everything down to the level of comic-book simplicity and leave you unable to deal with exceptions, or they overwhelm you with details about even the most obscure situations and leave you bewildered. Windows 98 for Busy People occupies a well-chosen middle ground. Authors Ron Mansfield and Peter Weverka explain how things should work with an easy-to-follow combination of annotated illustrations and clear stepped procedures. They provide you with the information you need to deal with more obscure situations in clear prose, bulleted lists of potential problems, and well-thought-out tips.
Their explanation of how to establish a connection with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) illustrates the authors' approach to important Windows 98 procedures. All books about Windows 98 explain the Internet Connection Wizard, but Windows 98 for Busy People goes to the trouble of providing you with a script to use as you ask for account details from a new ISP. You're almost sure to hang up with the information you need to dial in for Web surfing and e-mail access. To be sure you enter it into your computer properly, the authors correlate the interview questions with the steps involved in using the Internet Connection Wizard. While the other Windows 98 procedures in this book don't involve grilling somebody for information, they're given equally careful coverage.
Windows 98 for Busy People does a great job of explaining the core capabilities of Windows 98, but would be more useful if it discussed popular applications further--programs like RealAudio Player and the Microsoft Office components. What's here will answer all your questions about getting going with Windows 98 itself, though. --David Wall
Topics covered: Installation, file management, installing and uninstalling software, adding a printer, customizing the Start menu, connecting to the Internet, and using Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.From the Back Cover:
The Book to Use When There's No Time to Lose! Get up and running with Windows 98 right away using this visually powerful learning tool. Packed with four-color art, annotated figures, and step-by-step directions, Windows 98 for Busy People, Second Edition, shows you the best, most efficient way to accomplish your tasks - while offering you insights into how the operating system's powerful features can make you more productive. "Inviting and useful...does a good job of highlighting important shortcuts." - Business Week. "About as far from the old dry textbook-style computer books as you can get with good navigational aids, lots of illustrations and shortcuts." - Computer Life. "Well-organized and illustrated and aimed directly at working people who need to get specific jobs done quickly." - Library Journal. "The introductions and overviews are super...a comprehensive and logical index and table of contents make it easy for you to find what you need." - Charlotte Sun Herald. "Well-presented, easy to read, and gets to the vital substance fast. It is a lesson in simplification." - Berkely Personal Computer Users Group Newsletter.
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Book Description Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007212203X
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