Windows® 98 Secrets®
||Author: Brian Livingston, Davis Straub|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (05 June, 1998)
Sales Rank: 32,484
Average Customer Rating: 3.22 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 4 out of 5
One of the most helpful
This is one of the most helpful books on WIN 98 that I have seen. Although it's published by the same company as those "dummies" books, it steers well clear of the condescension and verbal clutter of those. You don't need a great deal of experience to make use of the book, though it does make the peculiar assumption that you've upgraded to WIN 98 from a 3.X version, rather than from WIN95. Fortunately, those parts are easily skipped. Less useful are the shareware programs included on the CD-ROM, but the book is well priced for what it contains. You need to know, however, that this is far from an exhaustive treatise on Windows 98. If you are seeking real depth of detail about DLLs and registry files, you will have to look elsewhere.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very helpful, just like its predecesors
I found this Windows Secrets book just as helpful as its predecesors. I had used the Windows 3.1 Secrets years ago, in order to become more accuainted with the OS and learn some tricks that don't come well documented, and it certainly helped to do so.
However, if your goal is to become an EXPERT of Windows 98, i.e. learning the whereabouts of the Registry, you might be disappointed.
One last thing: this book does NOT deal with the Second Version of Windows 98. For example, it mentions tons of times a VERY useful un-documented tool called TweakUI, which is not supported by the Second Edition (sadly enough.)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Best of the breed.
Windows® 98 Secrets makes a great reference book. It has rescued me out of a couple of jams. It covers Tweak UI which Microsoft shuns. It shows how to restore Microsoft Fax which MS omitted. The list goes on...If I ever happen to lose my copy, I will buy another one. Can't say that about many books.
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