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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: QUE; 5 edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789742535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789742537
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 452,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything casual users need to know to get the most out of their new Windows 7 PCs, software, and the Internet

 

  • The best-selling beginner's guide, now completely updated for Windows 7 and today's most popular Internet tools - including Facebook, craigslist, Twitter, and Wikipedia
  • Easy step-by-step instructions cover setting up a new PC, getting online, working with digital media, using productivity tools, and much more
  • By the world's #1 author of beginning technology books, Michael Miller

     

    This year, you may be one of the millions of casual computer users that will buy a new Windows 7 notebook or desktop PC. You'll want to know how to find your way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for you: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet. Through 90+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. Miller offers step-by-step instructions and friendly, practical advice for making the most of Windows 7's improvements, including the new taskbar, Action Center, and Aero Snap. He walks through setting up a new computer; connecting to the Internet; working with digital media; burning custom CDs; watching DVD movies; using Microsoft Office and other popular software; managing money online; setting up home networks; keeping PCs running reliably; and protecting them from spam, viruses, and spyware. This is the one indispensable book for today's PC novice

  • About the Author

    Michael Miller

    is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical

    advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

    Mr. Miller has written more than 90 best-selling books over the past two decades. His

    books for Que include Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, How Microsoft Windows Vista

    Works, Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers, and

    Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource. He is known for his casual, easy-to-read

    writing style and his practical, real-world advice–as well as his ability to explain a

    wide variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

     

    You can email Mr. Miller directly at abg@molehillgroup.com. His website is located at

    www.molehillgroup.com.



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