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Get a real feel for Windows 8 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system..


On Jan 20 Edwin Bastings wrote:
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On Jan 4 Parvinder Randev wrote: Review-Windows 8: Out of box
Let me start by introducing you to Mike Halsey, author of this book (Windows 8: Out of Box) and several other Windows books including Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and the Windows 8 Power Users Guide. He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) awardee and a recognized Windows expert. In the preface, Mike clearly sets the expectations that this book is for anybody who is coming to use Windows 8 for first time. This is not a technical book, since it is aimed for first-time users. Appealing to a wide audience is evident in the author's writing style and the book is easy to read and follow. This book does not cover the enterprise level content such as deployment strategies and other enterprise features such as Windows to go, Bit locker, Encryption, Folder redirection etc. Full Review  >

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On Nov 15 Diego Gonzalez wrote: The manuals are not dead
If you buy the license for Windows 8 do not miss this book. Full Review  >

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On Nov 14 Thomas Kuenneth wrote: Windows 8: Out of the Box by Mike Halsey, O'Reilly Media
Since the first appearance of the iPad, the end of PCs as we know it has been proclaimed countless times. While it is true that sales have dropped significantly, tablets still fail to deliver in areas where PCs shine (and always have). I boldly believe that nobody will ever want to do serious publishing, layouting, drawing (CAD) or developing on tablets. On the other hand, PCs have failed to compete with the pleasant and lightweight user experience of tablets, especially the iPad. So Microsoft faced the task of reimagining a desktop operating system and inventing a tablet ecosystem. With the release of Windows 8 and associated new hardware this hybrid system has become reality. Full Review  >

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On Oct 16 Philip White wrote: Book review: "Windows 8: Out of the Box" by Mike Halsey; O'Reilly Media
My background My first version of Windows was 3.1 at my middle school. I remember launching Accelerated Reader from Program Manager. I remember mainstream programs that would launch as a full-screen DOS windows. I also remember playing video games by shutting down Windows into MS-DOS mode, and launching the… Full Review  >

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