Windows Vista Pocket Reference
A Compact Guide to Windows Vista
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2007
Pages: 192

Windows Vista Pocket Reference is the ideal guide to setting up and navigating the basics of this new operating system, from the new user interface to networking, multimedia, security, and mobility. This pocket reference offers four sections that will familiarize readers with Vista quickly:

  • Getting Started gives a crash course in using Windows Vista, including the user interface, handling files, folders, drives and search, and working with hardware.

  • Networking, the Internet and Wireless offers a tour of Internet Explorer 7, a wireless networking guide, and how to set up and maintain home networks.

  • Multimedia shows how to use the Media Center, Windows Media Player, and how to handle graphics and photos, podcasts and MP3 players.

  • Security, Mobility, and Troubleshooting visits the security features, shows how to tune up Vista, troubleshoot problems, and use Vista with mobile devices.
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Excellent pocket-size admin companion

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Comments about oreilly Windows Vista Pocket Reference:

169(!) pages of Windows Vista "secrets" in a small pocket-size format! Following the traditions of "true geek" reference materials this book from O'Reilly is all you need to guide you through Vista quick and dirty. Especially if you hate bloated 900-1200 page monsters.

Chapter1: A crash course in the basics; Chapter2: Shortcuts; Chapter3: Windows Components, Features and Settings; Chapter4: Registry Tweaks; Chapter 5: The command prompt.

No screenshots, no fluff... instead, you get a task-oriented reference guide for Windows Vista.

I didn't see anything on Active Directory integration... Nonetheless, this is a very good book for its size!

p.s. If're new to the world of Windows or need an extensive study guide - this book is not for you.

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