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Brilliant Windows 8 [Paperback]

Mr Steve Johnson
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Book Description

18 Oct 2012

A fully updated version covering Windows 8, the latest release of the widely-used Microsoft Operating System.


When you're working on your PC and come up against a problem that you are unsure how to solve or want to accomplish something in application that you aren’t sure how to do, Brilliant Windows 8  gives you the answers.


Brilliant Windows 8 allows you to find the information you need easily and without fuss. It guides you through all tasks and applications using a highly visual, step-by-step approach. It tells you exactly what you need to know, when you need to know it.



Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach to beginner and intermediate level office tasks.


Brilliant guides provide the quick, easy-to-access information that you need -

§    Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem

§    Numerous screenshots illustrate each step

§    Cross reference boxes point you to related tasks and information in the book

§    “Did you know ?...” sections alert you to relevant expert tips, tricks and advice

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Product details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (18 Oct 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0273784331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273784333
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 18.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson has written more than 20 books on a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office XP, Windows XP, and Macromedia Director MX and Fireworks. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc. Perspection, Inc. is a software training company committed to providing performance-based training to help people effectively and efficiently use computer technology. Perspection writes and produces software training books, and develops Web-based training for Windows and Macintosh personal computers. Since 1991 they have written more than 60 computer books and sold over 4.5 million copies.

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From the Back Cover

Everything you need to know to get the most out of Microsoft® Windows 8


Brilliant Microsoft Windows 8 guides you through the essential tasks step-by-step, showing you how to:

  • Master the Windows 8 experience
  • Manage files and information with the desktop and Windows Apps
  • Browse the web, search for information and get instant updates
  • Use Windows Apps to get news, finance, sports travel and weather information
  • Use Windows Apps to work with mail, instant messages, contacts, photos, music and videos
  • Protect your device form Internet or network intruders
  • Set multiple users and parental controls
  • Customise, fine-tune and administer Windows 8

 Brilliant books provide quick and easy-to-access information. Features include:

  • Detailed index & contents page
  • Numbered step-by-step tasks
  • Visual full colour screenshots
  • Expert tips, tricks & advice
  • Practical troubleshooting guide

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5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 8 19 Mar 2014
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I borrowed a copy of this from my library, decided it was just right for a not too confidant laptop user, and bought one of my own. Windows 8 is very good if you know what you are doing, but it is very different from Windows Vista that I had before. However this book is easy to read and use, and puts me right, particularly when I am using 'Word'. I shall never use all the apps, but this manual enables me to use what I want, and teaches me some new tricks! Not too bad for a silver surfer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars win 8 review. 10 Oct 2013
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very good book explaining windows 8 operating system, not sure I like this latest version of windows too keen on use of internet connects for me. regards martin
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3.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive but flawed 17 Aug 2013
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The book has many illustrations but they are too small, making it difficult at times to see exactly what is being demonstrated.
Some of the info is not strictly accurate. It has many headings and subheadings so it is not difficult to locate any section but sometimes the headings are little misleading,

It is v good as a standby for when one is familiar with Windows 8, but not easy to use if one wants to learn Windows 8 from scratch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 8 April 2013
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There is only one word to describe this book - "BRILLIANT"
Concise, clear text with illustrations, tips and instructions sidebars helps the reader learn and understand the topic easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars no complicated jargon 6 April 2013
By p.lay
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i find this easy to follow and understand as a novice computer user,every thing i need to know is covered
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