Media praise for Windows Me: The Missing Manual

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"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post

"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated

"I would rather go without food for three days than miss any of the Missing Manual books."
--Al Fasodt of "The Post-Standard," June 5, 2003

DT&G (Design, Typography & Graphics) 2000 Editors Choice

"The geek or even the new user who just put Windows ME on their machine will probably want to pick up a copy of this book as it contains lots of helpful information, tips, tricks and good old registry hacks. If you have ME go to your bookstore and pick up this helpful book!" --Raymond G. Angel, thirdgeek.com, April 2001

"it is better than the book that should have been in the box. David Pogue's writing style, and the way information is presented, makes it both interesting and useful to beginners and intermediate users. I would, and am, recommending this book to beginner and intermediate users of Windows Millennium. For these users, this is not only the "book that should have been in the box", but the "book that should be on your computer desk." --John L. Hedinger, Manatee Root Directory, April 2001

"an outstanding addition to the many books on various Windows systems. It is clear, complete, and well written." --Babette Bloch, GCCS Newsletter April 2001

"tinkering with your copy of Windows Me can improve its performance on your system and remove some of its annoying habits. The catch is that you have to really know what you're doing. A good place to start is David A. Karp's `Windows Me Annoyances' (O'Reilly & Associates, $29.95). Karp understands Windows' anatomy and attitude, and he writes in clear, clean, amusing English." --Larry Blasko, Associated Press, May 7, 2001

"Literaly packed with hints, tips, and plain written guidance to the latest operating system for Windows.the expertise of presentation and the wide scope exhibited by the author left me awed. " --Gregg Wright, Fallbrook PC Users Group Newsletter, Dec. 2000

"If you just bought the new Windows Millennium (Me), you probably noticed the absence of a must-read manual. But before you start cussing out the customer service rep, take note: The manual was left out of every package. Best-selling author David Pogue comes to the rescue with Windows Millennium: The Missing Manual." --Texas Technology, Nov 2000

"This brilliant book explains everything you need to know to use and enjoy Microsoft's everyday OS and manages to be fun to read." --David Wall, amazon.com, Jan 2001

"I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about installing or upgrading to Windows ME. I whole-heartedly agree that this book is indeed the missing manual, the one that should have been in the box along with the Windows ME operating system compact disc." --Ray Jamraze, Wind-News, Feb 2001

"the expertise of presentation and the wide scope exhibited by the author left me awed." --Gregg Wright, FPCUG Newsletter, December 2000

"this is one well-written book!"--Thomas H. Boswell, The Comp Communicator, Jan 2001

"this excellent guide lights the way for PC users operating under the Windows ME system."-Gordon Nelson, Delta Computer Club News, Jan/Feb 2001

"At $19.95 Windows Millenium: the Missing Manual is well worth it for the vast amount of information it contains and the hours of frustration it saves the user."-Terry Smith, Sectors, Feb 2001

"For more information about Movie Maker an Windows Me, you may want to turn to a book like "Windows Millenium: The Missing Manual"Unlike other Windows ME books that gloss over Movie Maker or even ignore it completely, this book discusses not only how to use the editor, but how to import material form files and external capture devices."-Douglas Dixon, Camcorder and Computer Video, Feb 2001

"I recommend this book and any other book this author has written or will write. The book is broken up in six parts containing seventeen chapters. Anything and everything you need to know is covered. This is a book to have in your library."-- Paul Rivera, Midland Computer Society, Feb 2001


It's a great resource for Windows Me users and at $19.95 is cheaper and will do a better job of saving your hair than Rogaine." --Greg Langley, Baton Rouge Advocate, Oct 22, 2000

"Do you yearn for the days when you bought software that included a well designed user manual? We have for so long lived without a manual with new software, that when a rare vendor does supply one, we are thrilled at what we now perceive as "extra value" provided with the program. Author David Pogue and various other writers have teamed up to produce a new series of computer books, the marvelous "Missing Manual" guides, that are sure to get the attention of potential buyers when they peruse the abundance of computer books now filling the shelves. These "Missing Manual" guidebooks are designed to be authoritative, superbly written guides to popular computer products that don't come with pre-printed manuals (which is just about all of them)" --Dale Farris, President, Golden Triangle PC Club October 2000

"O'Reilly Press and the Windows Me, The Missing Manual is making short work of the newest OS. In this 413 page book, that Microsoft should have given you when you bought the product, you have a world of information that the writers have taken the time to lay out in a format that is easy to follow and easy to understand. The writers have really done their homework with this one." --Mike Woznicki

"This brilliant book explains everything that you need to know to use and enjoy Microsoft's everyday OS, yet manages to be fun to read. If you never really have used a computer before, or if you're trying to expand your knowledge beyond the limited procedures that you've learned on the job, you'll appreciate the contents of this well-written guide. Author David Pogue earned his stripes in the Macintosh community--he's immensely popular among Mac fans--but he's made the transition to Windows admirably. He approaches Windows Me's features (including Outlook Express and Internet Explorer) one at a time, and explains how to use each. His approach is detailed without being dull, and friendly without being fluffy or flippant."-David Wall, amazon.com, Jan 2001


"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
--Graham K. Rogers, Bangkok Post