Media praise for Windows 98 Annoyances

"A veritable mine of information about Win98."--Major Keary, PC Update, June 2002

"This book is a virtual mine of information about Win98. There
would be few, no matter how expert, who could not find something
about windows they didn?t know before. This title may go out of print,
so if you intend sticking with Win98 it would be a good idea to look
around the bookshops for a copy now."
--Major Keary, Book News, Sept 2001

"one of the most comprehensive books of tips, tricks, and fixes for Windows 98 under one cover this is one of the books that will stay by my Windows 98 machine where I can find it right away." --Dave Lenheim, Wind-News, Feb 2001

"jam-packed with hints, tips and useful information about how to optimize and troubleshoot Windows 98. David Karp does an excellent job of writing a clear, concise book that is easy and enjoyable to read. An excellent source of information on undocumented features of the program. I would give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars." --Barbara Kreiss, Bytes & Bits, Nov 1999

"I recommend the book Windows 98 Annoyances, by David A. Karp. It is fantastic. It has over 400 pages of information that Microsoft has decided you mostly don't need to know. If you are at all serious about learning how to make Windows 98 work for you, then you need this book." --Art Becker, Computer Journal, Jan 2000

"David A. Karp's Windows 98 Annoyances helps to restore some order - first,by its comforting reassurance that even experts find Windows to be maddening and, secondly, by its thorough approach to dealing with its many annoyances. Here, no attempt is made to pretend that you can master or even "tune up" Windows 98 in five or even ten easy lessons. Not a book to read at one sitting (or even perhaps to be "read" - although Karp's writing is quite readable), this is a book for action. Take it to your computer and start doing something with it."

"Spend an hour or two with Windows 98 Annoyances and you'll have gone a long way toward uncovering many of Windows 98's undercover secrets. Just finding out how to quickly and easily get rid of those slithering windows, menus and lists is reason enough to invest some time and money on this book." "The bottom line is that the O'Reilly Utilities make it possible to have Windows 98 your way, and in less than five minutes." --Computer Connection, Rockland County PC UG, April 1999

"My favorite Windows 98 book is titled, appropriately, Windows 98 Annoyances. It is the best book I've come across." --Art Becker, Internet Surfer, June 1999

"Windows 98 Annoyances pays for itself in time saved, frustration avoided, and satisfaction gained." --Marc Dacey, Toronto Computes!, January 1999

"I welcomed with open arms David Karp's book on Windows 98 annoyances. Karp's approach is, if you can't beat them, you can at least customize them On the cover of Windows 98 Annoyances, the animal du jour is a toad. How appropriate! You won't be able to turn Windows 98 into a prince by reading Karp's book, but you might be able to remove a few warts by applying its solutions to your system. " --John Mello, The Journal of New England Technology, Nov 1998

"One common complaint about Windows 98 is that it comes with no manuals...for folks who want more than the basics, and don't mind messing around under the hood,Windows 98 Annoyances by David A. Karp is an excellent choice. It helps you cope with the many quirks of Win98...Annoyances also offers tons of convenience- and performance-enhancing tips." --Stephen H. Wildstrom, Newsweek, Nov 23, 1998

"Intermediate to advanced users who find dumbed-down Windows 98 help books less than useful, are in for a pleasant surprise. Windows 98 Annoyances (O'Reilly & Associates, 1998; $24.95) goes beyond rehashed tips for beginners to take a serious look at the new operating system and some of its more exasperating "features." Despite the title, the author David A. Karp spends little time dwelling on the negative, preferring a "if it's wrong, let's fix it" approach. Karp's style is friendly and witty without getting in the way of the information. I thought I knew a lot of Windows 98 tricks and workarounds; Windows 98 Annoyances made me feel like a neophyte. If you're fine with Windows the way it is -- and you have the patience of a saint-- you don't need this book. But if you've ever gritted your teeth while Windows 98 started searching your floppy drive for no apparent reason, this could be the best $25 you've ever spent." -- Jon Jacobi, PC World, Nov 1998