Media praise for Windows XP Personal Trainer
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"This is a book that wont intimidate a novice or bore computer jocks who are switching to XP or using any of the other Personal Trainer-addressed programs for the first time. I recently repented my Luddite ways and installed XP-Pro. This book held my hand and walked me through the changes. What I especially enjoyed was the fact that I could either read it chapter by chapter or jump around to specific new features that I did not understand--including how to get rid of that darned doggie in the Search program."
"This title is larger than usual for the series, and does not waste resources on unnecessary colour. The text is supported by very good screen shots and other illustrations. The writing is clear and does not leave terms undefined or concepts unexplained--but does not repeat the dose every time a term or concept is mentioned. There are plenty of useful boxed notes and concise reminders of what has been learned. A good training manual for self-teaching or more formal courses. Don't be fooled by the comic-book cover design; this is serious stuff."
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--Babette Bloch, GGCS Newsletter, July 2005
"Do you want to learn the ins and outs of Windows XP? Then this Personal Trainer book is for you... All of the instructions are very clear and those contained in the Quick Reference boxes are short, to the point and are related to one specific topic. Each chapter has a lesson summary, short quiz and a few homework problems. The Personal Training books are great for teachers as well as for someone learning the program at home on their own...Windows XP Personal Trainer is an excellent book with interactive training for beginners. Intermediate Windows users will also learn a trick or two."
--Judy Taylour, Santa Clarita Valley PC Group, May 2005
"The book is very methodical, never assuming you know about something that is just introduced. A picture always accompanies the text when a new subject is introduced..This book would be very useful to the new computer user, especially one who has just purchased a new computer. The book should make understandable the jargon that we all use in talking about computers."
--George Harding, Journal of the Tucson Computer Society, February 2005
"This is an outstanding book for learning the Windows XP operating system. The book is notable for its comprehensive coverage of all Windows XP's options, preferences, and settings."
--Ed Laskowski, "Vista PC Journal," January 2005