Windows Vista is Microsoft's most important software release inmore than a decade. It offers users an abundance of new andupgraded features that were more than five years in the making: agorgeous, glass-like visual overhaul; superior searching andorganization tools; a multimedia and collaboration suite; and aboveall, a massive, top-to-bottom security-shield overhaul. There'sscarcely a single feature of the older versions of Windows thathasn't been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely.
But when users first encounter this beautiful new operatingsystem, there's gonna be a whole lotta head-scratchin', startingwith trying to figure out which of the five versions of Vista isinstalled on the PC (Home, Premium, Business, Enterprise,Ultimate).
Thankfully, Windows Vista: The Missing Manual offerscoverage of all five versions. Like its predecessors, this bookfrom New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and MissingManuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technicalinsight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners,veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around anetwork. Readers will learn how to:
Navigate Vista's elegant new desktop
Locate anything on your hard drive quickly with the fast,powerful, and fully integrated search function
Use the Media Center to record TV and radio, present photos,play music, and record any of the above to DVD
Chat, videoconference, and surf the Web with the vastlyimproved Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browser
Build a network for file sharing, set up workgroups, andconnect from the road
Protect your PC and network with Vista's beefed upsecurity
And much more.
This jargon-free guide explains Vista's features clearly andthoroughly, revealing which work well and which don't. It's thebook that should have been in the box!