Windows XP Pocket Reference

Windows XP Pocket Reference

by David A . Karp (Author)


This is a book for power users and system administrators who need a solid reference with quick answers, but not a lot of explanation. This book is a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and commands. This is intended to be a powerful tool that quickly covers XP's applications and tools, tasks and settings, and commands. The book covers the following topics: getting started; mouse and keyboard shortcuts; components of Windows XP; setting locator; registry tweaks; command prompt and recovery console; and error messages. Packed with information in an easy-to-read format, "Windows XP Pocket Guide" should be useful for someone familiar with Windows who wants to get the most out of Windows XP or needs to support other users as part of their job.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
Edition: 1
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Published: 19 Dec 2002

ISBN 10: 0596004257
ISBN 13: 9780596004255

Media Reviews
The book is well laid out and considering that much of it is filled with lists of commands and settings, it is easy to follow. The author has reduced the potential dryness of the subject matter by including helpful tips among the text and giving examples where relevant. - Steve Boniwell, HP/Works
Author Bio
David A. Karp, a graduate from the University of California at Berkeley in mechanical engineering, is a specialist in user-interface design and computer-based training. He currently consults on Internet technology, web site production, and software engineering. He has written for a number of magazines, most recently for Windows Sources. He created the Windows95 Annoyances web site, the catalyst for this book. David initiated the web site as an early beta tester of Windows95, and by the time the product was released, the site was widely cited as one of the best technical resources on the Web. Noted recognition includes PC Computing magazine, Yahoo! Computing, Windows Magazine, and the San Francisco Examiner. Tim O'Reilly is founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates, publisher of the X Window System series and the popular Nutshell Handbooks on UNIX. Tim has had a hand in writing or editing many of the books published by O'Reilly & Associates. He is also the author of a book about science-fiction writer Frank Herbert. Tim's long-term vision for the company is to create a vehicle where creative people can support themselves by exploring interesting ideas. Tim graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1975 with a B.A. in classics. Troy Mott is a corporate services agent for Studio B, where he works with authors supplying technical content to corporations. He is a coauthor of O'Reilly's Windows XP in a Nutshell.