Media praise for Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual
"Written in easy-to-follow, jargon-free language, Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual is perfect for first-time PC fans...The book's appealing size fits easily in a backpack, laptop case, or right by the mousepad, where readers will refer to it time and time again."
"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"Windows XP for Starters: Missing Manual is an excellent, clearly written book for beginners and intermediates. David Pogue, a New York Times technical columnist, is always excellent at explaining complex matter; here, he makes Windows XP understandable for all...This book educates new users and gives updaters a clear idea of whats new in XP without going into too much technical detail."
-- , Golden Gate Computer Society (GGCS)
"This is a stripped-down, just-the-basics version of Pogues superb -- but quite detailed -- Missing Manuals for Windows XP Pro and Home. We love those books, but many beginners find them, well, a bit too much. Hence, this book: easier access, larger print, no clutter...but it still covers everything most beginners want and need to do."
-- , Barnes & Noble.com
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"An important guide for new users of the Windows XP operating system. It contains an entertaining and informative look at all of the critical aspects of the software, with easy to understand explanations and plenty of illustrations. The author, a respected authority on all computer related topics, has put together the perfect book for those in need of a quick education on Windows XP."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- , Des Moines Macintosh User's Group
"The books generally are nicely written, easy to read, flow logically, and have a wealth of information to get you up to speed quickly or at least as fast as you can read. I am a strong proponent of these types of manuals since I find that the time spent in reading them to be more productive than learning to use a software program by trial-and-error or going through the built-in Help files or other online aids."
-- , Orange Bytes, North Orange County Computer Club
"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- , co-founder of Wired
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
"Every one of the 366 pages is crammed with information that is both useful and reliable. I've been using XP ever since it made its debut, and never knew there was so much I didn't know until I went through this book, chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page...It will go into my library and I'm sure it will stay on or near the top of the pile, because it contains so much material that will answer my many, "How do I do this?" or "What happens when I do that?" questions. "
-- , Colorado Seniors Network User's Group