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Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies Paperback – 1 Feb 2000

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (1 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764506412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764506413
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,518,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The popular Dummies series returns to tackle the complexities of Windows 2000 Professional. Windows 2000 Professional for Dummies does a fine job while not breaking away from Dummies' style of injecting, in the publishers' own words, "a dash of humour and fun". Anyone with IT-phobia has nothing to fear as the book never strays into potentially scary technical alleys.

The Dummies' formula was certainly ground-breaking when it first arrived, and still satisfies a huge market of readers who just want the basic facts to get them working without delving into unnecessary complexities. It may, however, be slightly too elementary. It begins by explaining the most basic concepts behind Windows and icons, which is overkill since complete beginners are unlikely to find themselves confronted by Windows 2000. The run-on style makes the book less than useful for casual research: it's hard to dip in and find what you're looking for. (Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Professional is better for casual dippers.) Also, you can't help but think the authors are trying that bit too hard to get another gag in at the expense of network administrators.

Apart from incorrectly saying there's a version of Win2K for the Alpha platform (Microsoft sadly abandoned this during the test program), Windows 2000 for Dummies still delivers the goods. If you can stand--or better still, enjoy--the style, then you'll find plenty of useful information. Even so-called experts will discover something new here.--Gordon Laing

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Connect to the world — send e–mail, explore the Web! Includes solutions and workarounds for common problems Your quick and painless guide to basic operations and new features! This friendly guide is your ideal introduction to Windows 2000 Professional, the powerful new version of Windows NT Workstation. From interface fundamentals to the latest networking and security features, bestselling authors Andy Rathbone and Sharon Crawford walk you through all the information you need to get up and running. Discover how to: Perform basic operating system tasks Share work over a network Use Windows 2000 Professional applications Troubleshoot problems Set up Internet access Use the mobile features with your laptop The Dummies Way ™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear–out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily ™ e–mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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