Chapter 24, Understanding Windows Vista Security Changes
Examines the security changes in Windows Vista as compared to Windows XP.
Chapter 25, Mastering Windows Media Center
Explores installing and configuring Windows Media Center. The chapter also
provides a detailed guide to mastering Windows Media Center once you have it
up and running. As you’ll see, getting Windows Media Center to work can be a
challenge, even for a seasoned professional.
Chapter 26, Using Group Policy with Windows Vista
Explains all about using Group Policy with Windows Vista and the important
changes to Group Policy.
Chapter 27, Navigating Windows Vista Policy Changes, and Chapter 28, Navigating
Internet Explorer 7 Policies
These chapters provide an overview of new policies for Windows Vista.
Chapter 29, Desktop Tips and Tricks with Keyboard Shortcuts
Provides a handy reference for using the wealth of keyboard shortcuts that are
available in Windows Vista.
Who Should Read This Book
Is this book for you? That depends:
• If you’ve seen Windows Vista and want to upgrade from an earlier release of
Windows, this book is for you.
• If your home computer includes Windows Vista and you want to learn about the
operating system, this book is for you.
• If you are using Windows Vista at work and you want to learn about the operat-
ing system, this book is for you.
• If you are a developer or administrator and want to learn about Windows Vista,
this book is for you.
• If you are an information manager and want to learn about Windows Vista, this
book is for you.
If you’ve never seen a computer before, but you’ve heard that Windows Vista is
really neat, this book isn’t for you. You’ll need a more general book about comput-
ing before you are ready to use this book.
What You Need Before You Start
There are hundreds of books on the market that explain how to get started with
computers, the Internet, and other technologies related to computers. This book
isn’t one of them. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this book, you already have a
working knowledge of computers and the Internet. If you don’t have a computer at