For Starters Books on Vista Get You Quickly Up to Speed
For many years, Windows and Office users complained they were unable
to tap into their unwieldy programs’ full potential. Thankfully, Microsoft has
relieved users’ frustrations by revamping their most popular software. The
Seattle-based company is now winning praise for overhauling, simplifying, and
beautifying its Windows operating system-named Vista-and the Office 2007 program
suite. Yet the radical redesign, new icons, screens, and interfaces present a
new challenge for business and home users, and students.
Namely, what are the most useful new features and how to use them?
O’Reilly’s For Starters series stands ready to assist the millions who need to
relearn these updated Microsoft programs. And consulting the For Starters
books-developed by New York Times tech columnist David Pogue, also the creator
of the Missing Manuals-can save home and business users valuable time. “Think of
them as mini-Missing Manuals-just as engaging as their big siblings, but
condensed into a handy package to get you started quickly, easily, and with all
the clarity you expect from a Missing Manual,” says David Pogue about the For
In clear, easy-to-understand prose, the new books cover the basics, get users up
and running quickly, with no need for workshops or expensive training. More than
an introduction, but far less daunting than a heavy tech book, these hands-on
guides supply much needed information that readers won’t find in overly
simplified online help screens. Large, readable type and practical, everyday
examples make the content relevant.
The 2007 Starters Missing Manual series includes four of the most frequently
used applications and Microsoft’s new operating system:
Window Vista for Starters: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly) helps PC users
confidently navigate the new Vista operating system. Written by series creator
David Pogue, this guide gives tips and tricks as well as detailed instructions,
providing the most useful advice on Vista’s new features.