May 15, 2016
October 15, 2014
Most everyone knows that the Internet is an awesome resource that’s filled with information on virtually every topic known to man, but sometimes there’s just no substitute for a good old-fashioned printed book.
Although most of my research is done online nowadays, I still keep a small library of physical books on hand. And one book that has been a great help to me is Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual.
There was a time when every software program you purchased came with a printed manual, and that included MS-DOS and Windows. You not only got a disk, but a book explaining how to use the software as well.
But that changed some time ago. Now we get little more than a postcard explaining how to install the software.
It’s up to us to learn how to actually use it until Windows 10 gets done with the Beta stage!
Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual really lives up to its name. I covers pretty much every Windows-related task, each of which is explained in plain English that’s supplemented with over 500 handy illustrations. And author David Pogue keeps things interesting with a perfect blend of serious teaching and light-hearted humor. This is not just another “dry” computer book!
Along with Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft introduced an entirely new way to access and use the Windows operating system, complete with new Modern-style apps and a bevy of new features. Without a detailed guide, navigating the new Windows can be a bit like finding your way around a maze in the dark without a flashlight. Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual is that detailed guide.
Bottom line: This book is an excellent resource for the beginner and seasoned Windows user alike. In my opinion, if your computer is running the new Windows, you need this book!