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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (2 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764502611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764502613
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,506,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've written more than 40 books in the past 10 years, including the "Windows For Dummies" series, "Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies," and "TiVo For Dummies."
Feel free to visit my Web page at www.andyrathbone.com.

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The Dummies series long ago proved itself an excellent means of explaining the elementary aspects of operating systems to new users. Windows 98 for Dummies continues the tradition with its admirable coverage of Microsoft's latest consumer operating system.

Windows 98 for Dummies begins by explaining the differences between PCs and Macintoshes and detailing the differences between clicking and double clicking. In the process of introducing the operating system, Rathbone explains lots of incidental factoids, including what a graphical user interface is and how the Print Screen button has been given new functionality in Windows 98. He then moves on to the mechanics of window management, explaining how to maximise, minimise and incrementally adjust the size of application windows. Other chapters deal with cutting and pasting, the accessory programs and the details of getting DOS programs to run properly. Rathbone's prose is clear and intelligent, and a superb index helps you zero in on the facts you need in a hurry.

Generally speaking, Windows 98 for Dummies stays away from networking issues. More Windows 98 for Dummies, the book's sequel, covers networking in some detail. Though LANs are sufficiently complicated to merit a second volume, it's too bad this book doesn't include any information on dial-up networking--especially since the author discusses Web surfing at some length. And Outlook Express, Windows 98's e-mail program, gets scarcely a mention in these pages. With Windows 98 more focused on connectivity than any previous Microsoft operating system, it seems improper to consign connectivity to a second volume.

You will learn a lot from this book if you're new to Windows 98 or to computers in general. However, the book leaves you hungry for more before long. --David Wall

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"This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle." ––BusinessWeek

"It′s the most fun you′ll have with a computer book." ––BusinessWeek

"Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightly irreverent....It could help save you time and ease your frustration level." ––SanDiego Union–Tribune

"This book feels your pain and prescribes a chuckle." Business Week

"It′s the most fun you′ll have with a computer book." Business Week

"Informative, friendly, conversational, and slightlyirreverent.... It could help save you time and ease yourfrustration level." San Diego Union–Tribune


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 July 1999
Format: Paperback
The book was an easy and quick read. The only problem, most of the contents you can figure out by just using the program. I still enjoyed reading it and I did pick up a tip or two. Just ordered "More Windows 98 for Dummies" and hope there are more secrets to learn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Jun. 1999
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Having little or no experience with Windows, this book was a Godsend for me. It clearly explains all of the features of Windows98 in terms that even this newbie could understand. While I'm far from mastering, this book makes navigating less fearsome, and I always keep it at arms length.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jan. 1999
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While it does enable a beginner to get started in Windows98 it is hopelessly incomplete.It affords very little help when you run into trouble and is very poorly indexed. One could do with a little less cutesy language and a little more substance.
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I thought that the Book was a very Informative book, but I do want to point out something. Normally when I read these books, I buy the product, which I did first! then I read the book. Most of it was the same as Wind0ws 3.11 and Windows95,and the products have still not changed, such as the old dos program that he still has, and the the the Lotus Magellan. That was made in the first book that he had made about Windows. Also, because the product was so new, not all the things were correct, and that could make my system bad, or with the Internet Explorer, I could have lost some of the Items that are included with the IE. I think think that the major best part of the book though was when he got to all of the new programs that are made in Windows 98, and that are different from the programs in Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 As I have said before in the survey, I think this book should get a 3 Star rating, but when "Dummies" Second version of this book comes out, I think I might give the book a four or a Five!!
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By A Customer on 4 Dec. 1998
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This book does a good job of giving some good basic information about Windows 98, although I did find errors. I bought this book and Patrick Neal's Windows 98:Exam 70-098 (Accelerated MCSE from McGraw-Hill.) Either book is quite readable, however, as an MCT, I'm recommending Neal's Windows 98 book to both my students and my friends because it's just as readable as this one, as well as giving a thorough, and basic explanation of Windows 98 functions in the scheme of computer networks. Both this book and Neals' can be read by the novice as well as the professional. I'm rcommending this book to my friends who want a more light-hearted read about Windows 98.
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