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Surface for Dummies

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Clear the surface and make way for the new tablet from Microsoft!

As Microsoft's first foray into the tablet market, Surface comes with the Windows RT operating system as well as the Office Home & Student 2013 RT, a light version of Microsoft's productivity software. Written by bestselling veteran author Andy Rathbone, this full-color, easy-to-understand book is packed
ebook, 256 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by For Dummies
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David Roberts
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I read to research this post was Surface for Dummies which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. Surface is Microsoft's rival tablet to the iPad and other tablets. There are 2 main the Windows 8 RT, in which the initials stand for Run Time, & the Windows 8 Pro. The former version is very much a tablet that complete with its own version of Microsoft but on which you can't install software. The latter has to have Microsoft Office installed separately but includes the busine ...more
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After hearing supposedly knowledgeable people's moaning and gnashing of teeth about touchscreen Windows 8, I thought I would try a primer on using the sibling Windows RT on a Surface I received as a present to myself. I read through the book before I opened the box, then referenced it while working on it over a few days. I found the initial read of the book to be enlightening as to how Windows RT worked, but I was not blown away with concepts that I wouldn't have otherwise found by using the dev ...more
Stacy Taylor
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I mostly skimmed this. It was a decent manual for a not-so-great product.
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Born in San Diego, California, Andy Rathbone began writing for newspapers in the early 80s. He started freelancing articles to computer magazines soon after, then began writing the "Windows For Dummies" series in 1992. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide.

He's since written more than 50 books, with more than 15 million copies in print. Recent books include Windows 8
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