Windows 8 Secrets, 4th Edition
By Paul Thurrott, Rafael Rivera
Publisher: Wiley
Released: August 2012
Pages: 552

In their introduction, the authors of this book say that "with Windows 8, suddenly, everything is different." And they are right—with a completely new interface presenting users with a completely new experience, Windows 8 and its device-based cousin Windows RT are arguably the biggest change in Windows ever. But bestselling authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera have you covered with Windows 8 Secrets, a completely new, written-from-scratch guide to the ins and outs of this new Windows experience. Covering topics both large and small, ranging from how the new immersive experiences and familiar Windows desktop interface coexist to the subtle differences in interacting with Windows 8 via touch, keyboard, or mouse, this book digs in to reveal helpful and advanced insight in all major Windows areas: application management, data backup and security, networking, and much more.

The Insider's Guide to:

  • Choosing the right Windows 8 or RT product version to fit your needs

  • Dealing with the completely new Start experience

  • Understanding how the familiar desktop and your legacy applications interact with the new immersive experiences

  • Exploring the differences between the two versions of Internet Explorer 10 that ship with Windows 8

  • Digging into the array of new productivity, media, and other apps included with Windows 8

  • Become a power user by mastering the storage, backup and recovery, accounts and security, networking, and business features in Windows 8

  • Insider Tips Expert advice to help you optimize performance

  • Valuable Insights Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures

  • Unbeatable Advice Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

The Secrets series reveals:

  • Authoritative information in highlighted areas

  • Exceptional advice in the margin notes

  • Unique insight from years of author experience

  • Rarely revealed tips and techniques

  • Invaluable shortcuts and workarounds

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