Media praise for Windows Vista Annoyances
"For the Vista owner who is able to put the book's suggestion into place, the edge should be taken off. For the individual considering a purchase of Vista and wondering if it can really be that bad, this book seems to indicate that yes, it is that bad...After finishing this book, my first thought was that I am going to do all I can to make sure that no family or friends buy a machine with Vista if possible. Service Pack 1 will address just a few of the issues that Vista brings to the table. From what I've read about it fixing activation 'loopholes' it could make some things worse. Should I find myself approached by someone who already has Vista and wants help, I would recommend this book if they have some idea of what they are doing or can learn without getting into too much trouble. For that classic parent or grandparent always brought up as an example, I think I would just tell them Visa is the way it is and hope that they adjust. If I like them enough, I'll pull this book off the shelf and head on over to help them out. "
-- , Slashdot.org
"This book is excellent for its intended audience. I volunteered to review this book, since we purchased a new HP Laptop for my 15 year old daughter, which of course is Windows Vista. The first day itself she started complaining that her brand new Laptop was slower during startup than my 4 year old Windows XP Laptop. This book was released at the exact same time, and I thought what a better way to review a book than to practically use it. Except for chapters 3, 7 and 8, we did read and try out most tips on all the remaining chapters and it sure does help maximize the usage of Windows Vista experience. If you own a computer with Vista, this is a must have book."
-- , IT Book Zone
"Being able to entertain, keep the reader focussed and give him/her the satisfaction of having learned something new is difficult for even the best known authors but, I have to say, that Karp's Windows Vista Annoyances did all that and still had plenty to spare. If I were asked to choose just one book on Windows Vista then it would have to be Windows Vista Annoyances. From the first page I had high expectations and this gem of a book certainly didn't disappoint! "
-- , Windows Vista Support
"Windows Vista holds many annoyances for users and has many quirks stemming from bad design, so having Windows Vista Annoyances in a developer or web applications collection is an important key to successfully using the system and working around common issues, From customizing Explorer and managing Vista's Registry options to optimizing the PC and using it to network, Window's Vista Annoyances is packed with tips on how to make it work efficiently and well. Highly recommended as a methodical, practical series of applied steps and insights."
-- , The California Bookwatch
"It's always a good thing to get a decent reference guide to the major software packages in your life. Vista is no exception. But there's a few packages where you need someone to tell you how to *live* with the less-than-stellar results on your screen. Vista's the poster child for that. Windows Vista Annoyances should be *very* close at hand as you work with the operating system. Assuming you haven't already switched to something else..."
-- , Duffbert's Random Musings