Windows Vista in a Nutshell

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Windows Vista in a NutshellAfter all the hype and attention paid it, Windows Vista, with its 50 million lines of code, will soon be running on 400 million computers. "Windows Vista in a Nutshell" from O'Reilly is ready to answer the questions of IT professionals, business users, home users and enthusiasts alike.

"Some may complain that Vista isn't as revolutionary as it should be after five years of work," says Preston Gralla in a recent PC World article. "But you don't judge an operating system by the amount of time developers put into it. You judge it by how useful it is to work with. From this point of view Windows Vista is a clear winner which incporporates much-improved security and has superb networking capabilities. Best of all, it's just plan fun to use."

"Windows Vista in a Nutshell" is the latest of O'Reilly's bestselling In a Nutshell series. This comprehensive reference covers every feature of the new operating system, which will be bought by millions of Windows XP and 2000 users as upgrades and installed on new PCs, both for business, home and mobile use.

Keeping "Windows Vista in a Nutshell" within reach will help new users get up to speed quickly, as well as being a resource they can turn to when they want to find out about virtually any feature or setting.

They can:

  • find out about and take advantage of numerous networking features, including offline folders;
  • explore the new graphical interface;
  • work with Windows Mail, a much improved replacement for Outlook Express;
  • explore the numerous new security features, including hidden methods to configure security and customise the Windows Firewall outbound port filtering
  • learn about the revamped Internet Explorer browser (IE7), with tabbed browsing, a new antiphishing filter, RSS feeds, and more.

Windows Vista in a Nutshell
Preston Gralla
ISBN: 0-596-52707-1, 732 pages, $34.99, £24.99, 31 €

About the Author:

Preston Gralla is a well-known US-based technology expert and editor of and OnDotNet. He is the author of "Internet Annoyances," "PC Pest Control," "Windows XP Power Hound," and "Windows XP Hacks," Second Edition, and coauthor of "Windows XP Cookbook."

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