Media praise for Big Book of Windows Hacks
"A massive and impressive collection of 188 hacks to modify the Windows operating system to perform better, to be more secure, to increase computer performance, to execute multimedia operations, to extend the OS to host other OSs, and to do much more. There has never been such a compilation of hacks for inquisitive PC users before. It is fascinating to see what the author has been able to accomplish...and then document and share in this book. (Reprinted with permission from The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, copyright 2007, Graphic Dimensions, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.)"
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"Despite Microsoft's claims that their vaunted "focus groups" and client experience consultants have allowed them to offer us painless computing, you and the rest of the world know it isn't true. Waiting for Windows XP or Vista to boot up and shut down certainly are irritations in themselves worth a hack or two. As you can imagine, this is a large book.
That is not just the number of pages (650) but also the format -- of the fold-flat variety. This big book of hacks is easy to work with physically. The editorial review on this page describes the contents well except that I would alter "contains more than 100 hacks" to "contains almost 200 hacks." Quite a difference. The writing is clear and informed. I'm sure you have read many of Gralla's magazine contributions over the years. Be sure that the book is not all text. There are plenty of illustrations and even photos (for the hardware hacks) to guide you. The hacks themselves are directed at all versions of Windows, with the focus on XP and Vista. Consider this book a compendium of all those tips you always rip out of your computer magazine subscriptions to save -- then lose track of. Here they are, all in one place, not easily lost given the size of this book!"
-- , Amazon.com
"I know there are plenty of how to guides and websites on the internet but the Big Book of Windows Hacks has compiled a ton of useful and very helpful information and tips in one spot for quick reference. Not only do they tell how to get your computer to do the things you want it to but they explain exactly what they are doing and where so you learn more about your computer and Windows in general. "
-- , Associated Content: The People's Media Company
"The Big Book of Windows Hacks is a 'must' for any collection catering to patrons behind the novice stages."
-- , Bookwatch
"Given the depth of the covered topics, this is a very interesting reference guide for anyone that wants to get the most out of their Windows-powered computer."
-- , Help Net Security
"For any non-techie, the Big Book of Window Hacks will be a handy desk reference, or to make you look good when a friend calls needing some help."