on 14 April 2002
In my opinion Windows XP in Easy Steps is, I am sorry to say, a disappointment.
Having been mightily impressed with both Photoshop 6 and HTML in the same series, I bought Windows XP without hesitation.
But where the others in the series provided a high degree of help for the advanced user as well as leading the beginner gently by the hand, Windows XP in Easy Steps covers little more than Windows basics.
I would only recommend it to those who have never used Windows before. If you have used Windows 9x the book is not a worthwhile purchase as you will pick up XP quicker by using it.
on 20 May 2002
I found this title really easy to read and follow. It covers the basics as well as advanced features that weren't in the other title, Windows XP for Dummies, I bought before this one - even though the Dummies book was almost twice the price. Examples include new features like Windows Messenger and .NET Passport which are covered really well here.