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September 10, 1999

Ten Cool Things to Do in Windows 98 From the Just-Released Book Windows 98 in a Nutshell

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- O'Reilly & Associates has announced the publication of Windows 98 in a Nutshell, co-authored by Tim O'Reilly, the publisher whose books have revolutionized computer book publishing with their commonsense approach, depth of detail, and focus on practical information. To the point, authoritative, no-nonsense solutions have always been a trade-mark of O'Reilly books. The In a Nutshell books raise that philosophy to an art form.

"The kind of computer books being written really hasn't changed much since the 80s," says Tim O'Reilly. "But the computer users have changed. We're no longer a generation of 'dummies'. Computer users are more sophisticated. They've used computers for years now. They don't need a lot of fluff; they don't need handholding. They want really useful, non-obvious information, and they want it quickly. There's more information in Windows 98 in a Nutshell than in a whole shelf of Windows 98 books. Guaranteed."

Windows 98 in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, compact reference that systematically unveils what serious users of Windows 98 will find interesting and useful. Little known details of the operating system, utility programs, and configuration settings are all captured in a consistent reference format.

Based on the best-selling Windows 95 in a Nutshell and using the popular In a Nutshell approach, this book contains more information about using Windows 98 than any other book on the market. If you can't remember which option on a dialog box controls a function, or if you just want to have a better handle on what's available in Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows 98 in a Nutshell cuts through the hype and gives practical details you can use every day.

For more information about the book, including Table of Contents, index, author bios, and samples, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win98nut/

For sample reference entries, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win98nut/chapter/

For a list of the author's Ten 10 Cool Things to do in Windows 98, see: http://windows.oreilly.com/news/win98_tricks_0999.html

For links to online resources mentioned in the book, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/win98nut/resources/

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Windows 98 in a Nutshell
By Tim O'Reilly, Troy Mott & Walter Glenn
1-56592-486-X, 608 pages, $24.95 (US$)

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