The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7
Windows For Dummies is the all-time bestselling guide to the Windows operating system. Windows 7 For Dummies answers all your questions about the interface adjustments and all the new tools in Windows 7.
Whether you're new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, expert author Andy Rathbone will walk you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. If you've never used Windows before, it shows you the things most books assume you already know, like how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. Then it helps you get comfortable using all aspects of Windows 7.
* Nearly ninety percent of the world's PCs use the Windows operating system
* Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
* Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
* Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
* Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages
Create music CDs and photo DVDs or even watch TV
Move your files to a new computer, or get your old PC ready for Vista
The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new see-through interface, staying safe while you cruise the Internet, and much more.
Discover how to
* Find files when they're hiding
* Hook up with another computer
* Make Vista work like XP
* Block Internet bad guys
* Share a PC without sharing your files
* Fix problems yourself
Windows XP is the most powerful of Microsoft’s Windows software – software that’s been updated many times since starting to breathe in January 1985. XP is short for Experience, but Microsoft calls it Windows XP to give it a more modern-day, "at-this-happening-moment" sound. Someday, sometime, something in Windows XP will eventually leave you scratching your head. No other program brings so many buttons, bars, and babble to the screen.
Windows XP For Dummies is for everyone who has a clue about what they want to do with their computers. Bypassing the technical hoopla, this friendly reference comes to the rescue when Windows XP stumps you or when you're feeling spunky and want to dig into deeper details of the ever-popular operating system. In either case, you can expect to pick up information on
* Finding the file you saved or downloaded yesterday
* Moving those little windows around on the screen with the mouse
* Making Windows XP run like your older versions of Windows
* Starting and closing programs by clicking the mouse button
* Making Windows XP work again when it’s misbehaving
Beginning with the basics, this book explains all the Windows XP stuff that everybody thinks they already know – until the program starts tossing them stumbling blocks. Windows XP For Dummies clears the way to
* Navigating the new Start menu and taskbar with ease
* Setting up a secure Internet connection
* Having a good time with digital photos, music, and videos
* Personalizing XP for each member of your family
* Fixing common problems using System Restore and online resources
Most people meet up with Windows XP by something other than choice. Their new computer probably came with a version already installed; maybe the workplace introduced a Windows XP update; or perhaps the latest version of their favorite program required Windows XP. Any in case, Windows XP For Dummies helps you adjust easily to the new Windows kid in town – and even enjoy his company!
One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite
Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can't be wrong. If you've been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers. The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.
* Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.
* Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers
* Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment
* Get acquainted with the Linux command line
If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.
Part I: Getting Your Feet Wet.
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Linux.
Chapter 2: Prepping Your Computer for Linux.
Chapter 3: Installing Linux.
Chapter 4: Examining the GNOME Desktop.
Chapter 5: Examining the KDE Desktop.
Part II: Getting Up to Speed with Linux.
Chapter 6: Getting to Know the Linux Filesystem.
Chapter 7: Using the Filesystem.
Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet.
Part III: Getting Things Done.
Chapter 9: Using the Internet.
Chapter 10: E-Mailing the World.
Chapter 11: Putting the X in Text.
Chapter 12: Word Processing and More with OpenOffi ce.org.
Chapter 13: Messing with Audio.
Chapter 14: Messing with Video and Graphics.
Chapter 15: Playing with Google Gadgets.
Part IV: Junior Administrator Boot Camp.
Chapter 16: Adding Software to Linux.
Chapter 17: Working without the GUI.
Chapter 18: Basic System Administration.
Chapter 19: A Secure Linux Box Is a Happy Linux Box.
Chapter 20: The Virtual World.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Steps to Setting Up a Samba Server.
Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Tips.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Common Linux Commands.
Appendix B: About the DVD.