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Press Release: March 25, 2010

Windows 7: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: Answers Found Here!

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Sebastopol, CA—Windows 7 is the best-reviewed, best-loved Microsoft operating system ever. It brings you security, speed, good looks, and several trillion new features—but it still comes without a single page of printed instructions. Fortunately, award-winning author and New York Times columnist David Pogue is back, ready to serve as your clear, funny, expert guide with Windows 7: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $39.99 USD).

"Already it's clear that Windows 7 is the best-reviewed, best-loved, and just plain best version of Windows ever," says Pogue. "I thought it deserved the full Pogue treatment: ingenious tips and tricks, disarming humor, 500 illustrations, oustanding index, spectacular clarity of writing, and, of course, complete modesty. :) "

With this book, you'll find the important stuff you need to know:

  • The new features. The pop-up taskbar. Libraries and jump lists. Internet TV. Touchscreen gestures. Aero Peek, Snap, and Shake. If Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, phishing scams, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids.
  • The network. Homegroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs—this book has your network covered.
  • The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, Windows Live services, speech recognition.

This jargon-free book explains Windows 7 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don't—that it should have been in the box in the first place.

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David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Windows 7: The Missing Manual
David Pogue
ISBN: 9780596806392, 904 pages,
Book Price: $39.99 USD, Ebook Price: $31.99 USD
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