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on 10 January 2013
Based upon the other reviews, I bought the Kindle version. The pictures are too small (10" tablet) and this book tends toward a PC with a touch screen, so is from that perspective (yeah, there are '00 of short cuts for PCs without touch screen to remember, wasn't that the point of the mouse?). W8 is a mashup of smartphone navigation in front of a PC operating system with the author endevoring to put a positve spin on it (quite well imho). To sleep a PC is convoluted and to know what the weather is doing in Sidney Australia in real time pretty redundant to me, as is '00s of the other 'apps' which are mostly clogging up the hardware. The book feeds a market - how to navigate in Windows 8 (which is a worry as W8 is not very intuitive like ealier versions of windows, so needs this book, as I said, to sleep a PC needs a book!?).
I am unconvinced it's good value too, though nicely presented - you can see, not a W8 fan, bring on Windows 9 and all the stuff bundled in with W7 we have to buy from the app store like the card games, aero screen and get rid of the toytown icons, honestly its clunky and this book is bit like putting lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.