Book Review: Windows XP. Go Beyond the Basics

Windows XP is one of the best operating systems that Microsoft has released so far and I’m sure many of you, like me are not using it to its full potential. Reading O’Reilly’s latest book, “Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition”, you have no excuse.
“Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition” is the comprehensive but compact reference that systematically documents anything and everything serious users need to know about both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.
The book was written by David A. Karp, author of the no-nonsense Windows Annoyances series and creator of the popular web site, Troy Mott, and Tim O’Reilly, the publisher whose books have revolutionized computer publishing with their common-sense approach, depth of detail, and dedication to practical information.
Fully updated and expanded to cover Service Pack 2 (SP2), “Windows XP in a Nutshell, Second Edition” includes:
-Everything readers need to know about Windows XP SP2, such as setting up a WiFi network; mastering Bluetooth features; plugging security holes and configuring the new Windows Firewall for maximum protection; tweaking new Internet Explorer features; and more.
-Thorough information on virtually every command and utility available in Windows XP–from the prominent to the obscure–including both Windows-based and command prompt-based applications and accessories.
-Detailed advice and documentation on system configuration, with extensive coverage of the Control Panel, Registry Editor, Microsoft Management Console, and the new Windows Security Center.
-A comprehensive guide to every setting in every dialogue box, menu, and Properties sheet throughout Windows XP.
-A handy reference to keyboard shortcuts, special symbols, common filename extensions, and background services.
-Practical advice on how to build a wired or wireless home or SOHO network, the best ways to connect to the Internet (including WiFi), and keeping PCs and network safe from hackers, crackers, viruses, and more.
-Hundreds of tips, gotchas, and clever ways to do familiar and not-so-familiar tasks.
-A reference to using Windows Script Host (WSH), the system that lets XP users take advantage of VBScript, JavaScript, and even Perl to automate common tasks. Get more information or buy the book here


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