Windows 8: Out of the Box
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 140

Get a real feel for Windows 8 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’ll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse.

  • Easily navigate the intuitive Windows 8 interface
  • Use email and the Internet—and keep your family safe
  • Share files online or with other devices in your home
  • Download and use all kinds of of apps and programs
  • Watch movies and listen to music
  • Import, view, and edit your own photos and videos
  • Learn how to use extra hardware and older software
  • Use expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly
  • Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy
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Los manuales de usuario no han muerto

By DGGONZALEZ

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  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Windows 8: Out of the Box:

    Desde los lejanos tiempos en los que me inicié con la Commodore 64 he extrañando tener en la mano un manual de usuario que detallara claramente como se hace cada actividad en el sistema operativo. Este libro es la respuesta a mis oraciones.

    Se sabe que un entorno de usuario nuevo como el que aporta Windows 8 puede generar muchas frustraciones a los usuarios acostumbrados a como se hacían las cosas antes. Por suerte tenemos a nuestra disposición una serie de libros que facilitan el aprendizaje, El que estamos comentando va dirigido a la gente que prefiere las explicaciones detalladas en lugar de capturas de pantalla con cortas indicaciones.

    Mike Halsey demuestra su profundo conocimiento del nuevo sistema operativo de Microsoft (ha escrito dos libros más sobre el tema) explicando de manera sencilla como realizar las actividades que cualquier usuario común realiza con su ordenador.

    En definitiva si vas a comprar la licencia de Windows 8 deberían regalarte este libro

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    A well-written guide to the all-new Wind

    By Thomas

    from Nuremberg, Germany

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      Comments about oreilly Windows 8: Out of the Box:

      Since the first appearance of the iPad, the end of PCs as we know it has been proclaimed countless times. While it is true that sales have dropped significantly, tablets still fail to deliver in areas where PCs shine (and always have). I boldly beleive that nobody will ever want to do serious publishing, layouting, drawing (CAD) or developing on tablets. On the other hand, PCs have failed to compete with the pleasant and lightweight user experience of tablets, especially the iPad. So Microsoft faced the task of reimagining a desktop operating system and inventing a tablet ecosystem. With the release of Windows 8 and associated new hardware this hybrid system has become reality.

      In his book Windows 8: out of the box Mike Halsey shows how to get the most of the operating system for PCs and tablets right from the start. This review is based on the early access version, which is available as an ebbok. And it did a very good job helping me get get aquainted with Windows 8's new ideas and concepts, for exampe charms, the ommission of the Start menu or the new split screen-display of two apps. I also liked the chapters on the apps that come with Windows, for example the Mail client and media players. The book is written in a friendly, clear tone, which is fun to read. I also liked the numerous screenshots.

      The purpose of this book is to give the reader a jumpstart to the all-new Windows, and undozbtedly it does deliver. It concentrates on the new, tablet-like experience. If you want or need to stick to the desktop I suggest you have a look at it first to see if it satisfies your needs.

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