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Special edition using Microsoft Windows Vista / Robert Cowart, Brian Knittel.

By: Cowart, Robert.
Contributor(s): Knittel, Brian.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Special edition: Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que Pub., c2007Description: xlv, 1458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 0789734729 (pbk.); 9780789734723.Other title: Using Microsoft Windows Vista.Subject(s): Operating systems (Computers) | Microsoft Windows (Computer file)DDC classification: 005.4/46
Contents:
Part I Introducing Windows Vista -- Part II Using Windows Vista -- Part III Multimedia and Imaging -- Part IV Windows Vista and the Internet -- Part V Networking -- Part VI Maintaining Windows Vista -- Part VII Security -- Part VIII Windows On the Move -- Part IX Appendix: A Windows Programs and Services.
Summary: Looks at the operating system's new features and functions, covering such areas as Internet Explorer 7 and Internet connectivity, networking, multimedia capabilities, security, file management and search functions, Sidebar and Gadgets, intallation and upgrading procedures, customization, and other essentials.
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Includes index.

Part I Introducing Windows Vista -- Part II Using Windows Vista -- Part III Multimedia and Imaging -- Part IV Windows Vista and the Internet -- Part V Networking -- Part VI Maintaining Windows Vista -- Part VII Security -- Part VIII Windows On the Move -- Part IX Appendix: A Windows Programs and Services.

Looks at the operating system's new features and functions, covering such areas as Internet Explorer 7 and Internet connectivity, networking, multimedia capabilities, security, file management and search functions, Sidebar and Gadgets, intallation and upgrading procedures, customization, and other essentials.

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<p> About the Authors </p> <p> Robert Cowart has written more than 40 books on computer programming and applications,</p> <p>with more than a dozen on Windows. His titles include Windows NT Unleashed ,</p> <p> Mastering Windows 98 , Windows NT Server Administrator''s Bible , and Windows NT Server </p> <p> 4.0: No Experience Required . Several of his books have been bestsellers in their category</p> <p>and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has written on a wide range of</p> <p>computer-related topics for such magazines as PC Week , PC World , PC Magazine , PC Tech </p> <p> Journal , Mac World , and Microsoft Systems Journal . In addition to working as a freelance</p> <p>consultant specializing in small businesses, he has taught programming classes at the</p> <p>University of California Extension in San Francisco. He has appeared as a special guest on</p> <p>the PBS TV series Computer Chronicles , CNN''s Headline News , ZD-TV''s The Screen Savers ,</p> <p>and ABC''s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Robert lives in Berkeley, California. In</p> <p>his spare time he is involved in the music world, producing chamber-music concerts and</p> <p>playing various genres of music. He meditates regularly in hopes of rewiring his inner</p> <p>computer.</p> <p> Brian Knittel has been a software developer for more than 20 years. After doing graduate</p> <p>work in nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologies, he began a career</p> <p>as an independent consultant. An eclectic mix of clients has led to long-term projects in</p> <p>medical documentation, workflow management, real-time industrial system control, and</p> <p>most importantly, 20 years of real-world experience with MS-DOS, Windows, and computer</p> <p>networking in the business world. Previously, he coauthored Special Edition Using </p> <p> Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional , Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP, and contributed</p> <p>to several of Bob Cowart''s other Windows books. Brian also coauthored</p> <p> Upgrading and Repairing Windows , with Scott Mueller, and is the sole author of Windows XP </p> <p> Under the Hood . Brian lives in Oakland, California, and spends his free time restoring</p> <p>antique computers and trying to perfect his wood-fired pizza recipes.</p> <p> About the Contributors </p> <p> Everette Beatley is a fourth-year computer engineering major at Christopher Newport</p> <p>University in Newport News, Virginia. He currently works for Southern Electronics, Inc.</p> <p>in Kilmarnock, Virginia, as a System Administrator. When not in school, Everette lives in</p> <p>Lancaster, Virginia, where he enjoys road cycling and waterskiing on the Rappahannock</p> <p>River.</p> <p> Eric Butow has authored or coauthored seven books since 2000, including Master Visually </p> <p> Windows 2000 Server , Teach Yourself Visually Windows 2000 Server , FrontPage 2002 Weekend </p> <p> Crash Course , C#: Your Visual Blueprint , Creating Web Pages Bible , and Dreamweaver MX </p> <p> 2004 Savvy . His most recent book is The PDF Book for Microsoft Office , an e-book produced</p> <p>by ExcelUser.com. He is also the CEO of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a technical</p> <p>writing and web design firm based in Roseville, California. Butow also writes for</p> <p>Addison-Wesley.</p> <p> Greg Dickinson lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and has 10 years experience with computer</p> <p>networking. He works for one of the top 30 banks in the country, packaging and distributing</p> <p>software packages and updates to the bank''s 6,000 desktops. When not wrestling</p> <p>with the intricacies of enterprise networks, Greg likes to spend his time recording training</p> <p>videos and singing in a barbershop chorus.</p> <p> Diana Huggins is currently the Information Services Technical Communication Specialist</p> <p>for Great-West Life. She also works as an independent contractor providing both technical</p> <p>writing and consulting services. Diana has authored/coauthored several certification study</p> <p>guides, including Windows 2000 Directory Services Design (Exam Cram 70-219) as well as</p> <p> MCSE Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure </p> <p> (Exam 70-293) . To complement this, she also spends a portion of her time providing</p> <p>technical-editing services and developing certification practice exams.</p> <p> Alex G. Morales first managed networked computer systems in the 1980s and has since</p> <p>managed some of the world''s largest Internet sites. Along with several industry certifications,</p> <p>he holds a bachelor''s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas, and currently</p> <p>leads a stalwart team of engineers in the global deployment of Windows Vista at</p> <p>Dell, Inc. Alex lives in Austin, Texas, with his muse, Gwen, her son Evan, and Molly the</p> <p>Border Collie.</p> <p> Will Schmied , MCSE, is a Senior Systems Administrator for a world-renowned children''s</p> <p>research hospital. As a freelance writer, Will has worked with many publishers, including</p> <p>Microsoft and Pearson. Will has also worked directly with Microsoft in the MCSE examdevelopment</p> <p>process and is the founder of the popular Internet certification portal,</p> <p>www.mcseworld.com. Will currently resides in northern Mississippi with his wife, Chris;</p> <p>their children, Christopher, Austin, Andrea, and Hannah; their dogs, Charlie and Jack; and</p> <p>their cats, Smokey, Evin, and Socks.</p> <p> Mark Edward Soper has worked with computers and related technologies since 1983 and</p> <p>specializes in technology education through training, writing, and public speaking. He has</p> <p>taught computer troubleshooting and other subjects to thousands of students, and is the</p> <p>00_SEUMWV_fm.qxd 12/7/06 5:05 PM Page xxxiv</p> <p>author or coauthor of 17 books, most recently Upgrading and Repairing Networks , 5th edition,</p> <p>published by Que Publishing, and has also written more than 150 magazine articles.</p> <p>He has CompTIA A+ and Microsoft MCP certifications and provides online self-help content</p> <p>for Skywire Software, technology screening questions for ReviewNet. He also teaches</p> <p>applied technology classes for IvyTech Community College of Indiana. Mark lives in</p> <p>Evansville, Indiana, and blogs at www.markesoper.com .</p> <p> Steve Suehring is a technology architect and author with a diverse background of computing</p> <p>experience. In recent years, Steve has worked on several books and magazine articles</p> <p>and has been an editor for a popular technology magazine. Steve has spoken at conferences</p> <p>and meetings internationally and currently works with clients to help them optimize and</p> <p>better utilize technologies, both old and new.</p> <p> Brent Thal is a Virginian who is a senior at Christopher Newport University in computer</p> <p>engineering and plans to attend graduate school in computer science and applied physics.</p> <p>Brent comes from a long line of engineers. His grandfather was a mechanical engineer, and</p> <p>his father is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in civil engineering and an adjunct professor</p> <p>of engineering at the University of Virginia. After graduate school, Brent plans to</p> <p>work in the computer engineering field for a highly reputable company and continue to</p> <p>write as a contributing author.</p>

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