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Paul Thurrott
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Windows 8 Secrets

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Tips, tricks, treats, and secrets revealed on Windows 8Microsoft is introducing a major new release of its Windows operating system, Windows 8, and what better way to learn all its ins and outs than from two internationally recognized Windows experts and Microsoft insiders, authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera? They cut through the hype to get at useful information you' ...more
ebook, 552 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Wiley (first published August 21st 2012)
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Peter Schott
Windows 8 Secrets by Paul Thurrott is a great look at Windows 8. As Paul says early in the book, he doesn’t try to re-explain Windows and expects a certain level of knowledge on which to build. He goes into just the right amount of detail about what’s new to Windows 8, including the Start Screen, Charms Bar, and using “Metro” style apps. This is a good read for anyone new to Windows 8, especially those who may be frustrated by the changes Microsoft introduced in this version. From Setup through ...more
An easy to read book. Unfortunately the privacy implications of using Sky drive and using a Microsoft account for sign on are not discussed. If you are familiar with Paul you know how often he criticizes Microsoft and points out their errors and failures. To me it seems that this same Paul wants his readers to have complete faith and trust in that same Corporation, Microsoft though. Considering this, to me the book is in complete. It should clearly explain what exactly happens when one signs on ...more
Straight to the point, easy to read, everything a new user of Windows 8 needs to know.
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Paul Brian Thurrott is a technology reporter, published author, podcaster, and the news editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. He regularly writes reviews for beta and completed Microsoft products, such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista. He is the host of Windows Weekly on TWiT.TV with Leo Laporte, a podcast attracting over 80,000 downloads for each episode.
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