Media praise for Windows 8: Out of the Box

Have a blog? Join our Reader Review Program

"Mr. Halsey has packed a lot of information in only 124 pages. His style is easy going, informative, and never preachy. It is an enjoyable read designed to help you get the most out of Windows 8 with as little frustration as possible. If you're still on the fence about giving Windows 8 a try, 'Windows 8: Out of the Box' would be a great place to start. It might just convince you to take the leap to Windows 8."
-- Bonnie Raymond,

"Let me start by introducing you to Mike Halsey, author of this book (Windows 8: Out of Box) and several other Windows books including Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and the Windows 8 Power Users Guide. He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) awardee and a recognized Windows expert. In the preface, Mike clearly sets the expectations that this book is for anybody who is coming to use Windows 8 for first time. This is not a technical book, since it is aimed for first-time users. Appealing to a wide audience is evident in the author's writing style and the book is easy to read and follow. This book does not cover the enterprise level content such as deployment strategies and other enterprise features such as Windows to go, Bit locker, Encryption, Folder redirection etc. " Full Review >
-- Parvinder Randev,

"If you buy the license for Windows 8 do not miss this book." Full Review >
-- Diego Gonzalez,

"Since the first appearance of the iPad, the end of PCs as we know it has been proclaimed countless times. While it is true that sales have dropped significantly, tablets still fail to deliver in areas where PCs shine (and always have). I boldly believe that nobody will ever want to do serious publishing, layouting, drawing (CAD) or developing on tablets. On the other hand, PCs have failed to compete with the pleasant and lightweight user experience of tablets, especially the iPad. So Microsoft faced the task of reimagining a desktop operating system and inventing a tablet ecosystem. With the release of Windows 8 and associated new hardware this hybrid system has become reality." Full Review >
-- Thomas Kuenneth,

"My background My first version of Windows was 3.1 at my middle school. I remember launching Accelerated Reader from Program Manager. I remember mainstream programs that would launch as a full-screen DOS windows. I also remember playing video games by shutting down Windows into MS-DOS mode, and launching the… " Full Review >
-- Philip White,