From the Back Cover
Early reports on Windows 7 are encouraging: Those who've seen it applaud the way it fixes some of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is generally much more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Microsoft has introduced a slew of new features, including things like fast-access searching and better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. The biggest downside? Learning how to navigate through all this new territory, starting with which of the four versions of Windows 7 you have (Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate). Thankfully, Windows 7: The Missing Manual will be there to help--a single book that offers coverage of all four versions. Like its predecessors, this book from New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network. This jargon-free book explains Windows 7 features so clearly -- revealing which work well and which don't - that it should have been in the box in the first place.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.