Sebastopol, CA--Windows XP is the operating system of choice for most power users because it is so technically sophisticated and complex, but the world's most widely used OS can also be downright confusing and headache-inducing. Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition (Karp, O'Reilly, and Mott; O'Reilly, US $29.95), is the comprehensive but compact reference that systematically documents anything and everything serious users need to know about both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
The ultimate resource for simplifying, troubleshooting, customizing, and unlocking hidden features in Windows XP, the new edition of Windows XP in a Nutshell contains more information--and more focused and useful information--about using Windows XP than any other book on the market. Part of the bestselling In a Nutshell series, the book was written by David A. Karp, author of the no-nonsense Windows Annoyances series and creator of the popular Annoyances.org web site, Troy Mott, and Tim O'Reilly, the publisher whose books have revolutionized computer publishing with their common-sense approach, depth of detail, and dedication to practical information.
Fully updated and expanded to cover Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition includes:
With its tested tips, step-by-step instruction, and expert advice, this must-have desktop reference delivers all the information serious users need to tap into all of Windows XP's capabilities.
Praise for the first edition:
"This book is an excellent, compact and comprehensive reference manual for a knowledgeable user of Windows...I plan to keep it next to the computer to use as the reference manual. If there is a more positive recommendation I am not aware of it."
--J. William Marr, CCPCUG
"This book is a masterful treatment of Windows XP, written in a direct and lively style, at a decent price. You will want to keep it at hand, as I do, since you can often find a screen capture in the book to see exactly what you need to do to perform a needed function."
--Ed Laskowski, The Vista PC Journal
"This book is an essential addition to any XP enthusiast's library...if you want to delve deep into Windows XP, take this book with you."
--Nick Peers, PC Answers
Further reviews can be found here.
Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition
David A. Karp, Tim O'Reilly, and Troy Mott
ISBN: 0-596-00900-3, 663 pages, $29.95 US, $43.95 CA
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