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Sams Teach Yourself Windows 98 in 24 Hours,Preview Edition

by Greg Perry

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For the crowd that finds cartoon-style graphical training guides too elementary, Perry has created a book that begins by walking new Windows 98 users through the most basic aspects of their operating system and goes on to help them discover fairly advanced features. By the end of Sams Teach Yourself Windows 98 in 24 Hours, you ought to be using the Internet, channels, and other potentially complicated features. The idea is that you'll be a competent Windows 98 user by the time you put this book down.

After explaining the most elementary aspects of Windows 98--the Start button, the Taskbar, the fundamentals of window management, and so on--the author proceeds to detail the features of the Active Desktop and the various means by which you can locate files. From there, it's on to running applications (including DOS programs) and the mechanics of installation and removal. All the major accessories (Calculator and the rest) receive documentation.

Much of this book has to do with the Internet: connecting a computer to it and using various applications to get something out of it. Internet Explorer gets plenty of ink, as does Outlook Express (Windows 98's electronic mail tool). Remaining chapters have to do with multimedia, channels, hardware installation, Update Manager, and other features. You'll find this book to be an excellent tool for learning your way around Windows 98 for the first time.

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The book includes 24 chapters in keeping with its 24 hour theme.Chapters include quick-start chapters on how to use Windows 98, as well as chapters highlighting what's new in Windows 98 for those moving up from Windows 95. This edition of the book also covers the latest version of Internet Explorer, as well as the ActiveDesktop, which makes the border between the user's computer and the Internet virtually invisible.Other topics include integrating Windows 98 with the users' current systems, using the Windows accessories, 32-bit issues for Windows users, plug and play, and multimedia.Each chapter ends with Q&A, Quiz, and Exercise sections. The style is relaxed and friendly. - Teach Yourself Windows 95 in 24 Hours, Second Edition sold 36,928 units since March 1997!

- Teaches Windows 98 to new users in the format of the best-selling Teach Yourself in 24 Hours series

- Previous Windows users will learn to tap the benefits of Windows 98 (including enhanced reliability and performance, improved ease of use, Internet integration, and new entertainment features) quickly and easily

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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Windows 98. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon the previous one, allowing you to learn the essentials of Windows 98 from the ground up. Find your answer to master Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to surf the Web; install your own programs to accommodate your specific needs; use push technology and channels to bring the Internet to you as you like it; update your software with Update Manager and automatic downloads; take advantage of expert tips and shortcuts and avoid Windows 98 traps; capitalize on Windows 98's Tight Web Connection; and learn to access mail and newsgroups with Outlook Express. Get started now with 24 proven, one-hour lessons.



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