Platinum Edition Using Windows 98

Author: Ron Person, Ed Bott
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ISBN: 0789714892
Publisher: Que (June, 1998)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 181,771
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Great if you're brand new
If you know nothing about computers and have never used one, than this is the book for you. It for basic users and entry level power users but is by no means meant for someone with an above average interest in win 98. It's a starter book for beginners. Don't expect to find anything on repair or helpful hint and tricks because it doesn't have it. Nor any description of the core files. it's for beginners, plan and simple.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Thorough reference - a big help.
A friend recommended this book, saying it was THE definitive Windows 98 reference. I haven't been disappointed. The book is pretty darn thorough. It's an 1100 page whopper! And what's perhaps more important, everything is explained clearly and succinctly. It doesn't leave you sittitng their scratching your head, wondering what's going on. I'm a big fan of plain english, and this book does a good job of getting to the point and not confusing you.

However, if you're brand new to Windows, I recommend you get an Idiot's Guide (or Dummies, or whatever) first. They're good for giving you a beginner's introduction.

This book has taught me a lot, but occasionally I look for something and it isn't there. Example: How can I uninstall those lame Microsoft screensavers, so I only have the ones I install myself. Can't find an answer to that one. Of course, no book is perfect.

I should also point out that if you're looking for registry hacks, you won't find them here. Try the internet for that.

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