Media praise for Windows XP in a Nutshell

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"Windows XP is the very latest means of interacting with PCs, and the O'Reilly Nutshell series take a very sensible approach to providing documentation for it...At the heart of the book there is a 200-plus-page reference section giving a detailed explanation of every feature, program, and tool--which is why these reference manuals are so thick! They are listed in alphabetical order, which makes everything easy to find. After all that, there's still more to come. The latter parts of the book cover advanced topics such as networking, executing scripts, Start Menu accessories, command prompt tools, and how to deal with hidden system administration utilities such as the Registry Editor...It will be useful as a guide for those who have just bought their new PC, or for experienced users who want to explore the detailed features of an operating system which everyone agrees is the best version of Windows to date. It's also amazingly good value--especially with Amazon's discount."--Roy Johnson, mantex.co.uk

"This book is an excellent, compact and comprehensive reference manual for a knowledgeable user of Windows...I plan to keep it next to the computer to use as the reference manual. If there is a more positive recommendation I am not aware of it."
--J. William (Bill) Marr, CCPCUG, Oct 2002

"This book has earned its place on my desktop...This book is a good investment for anyone using Windows XP in either the home or office environment. In-depth coverage like this is not likely to be outdated any time soon. At $29.95 it is a real bargain."
--Dave Gulkis, Tampa Bay Computer Society, Oct 2002

"This book is a masterful treatment of Windows XP, written in a direct and lively sytle, at a decent price. You will want to keep it at hand, as I do, since you can often find a screen capture in the book to see exactly what you need to do to perform a needed function. This is indeed the missing manual that should have come with Windows XP"
--Ed Laskowski, The VISTA PC Journal, Nov 2002

"This book is an essential addition to any XP enthusiast's library. Its aim is simple: to chronicle as many undocumented features as possible. It won?t tell you much about things that you already know or can find out easily, but it will reveal just how deep XP goes...If you're after an introduction to XP, look elsewhere. If you want a companion to Windows XP Inside Out, or something that will appeal to someone with at least six months' XP experience, then you?ve struck gold. If you want to delve deep into Windows XP, take this book with you,"
--Nick Peers, PC Answers, September 2002 (Platinum Award)

"Packed with numerous tips and tricks while warning of potential pitfalls, this book is, in a word, thorough...I would recommend it to you."--Bob Esch, Tha Databus, August 2002

"A comprehensive, compact reference book that documents everything serious users need to know about Windows XP...The back cover claims that this book contains more information about using Windows XP than any other book on the market--I just happen to own three other books on Windows XP--and this claim seems to be true...With its vast scope, this book might well be called 'The Windows XP Bible.' It is an indispensable tool for Windows users, web designers and authors at all levels of experience, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly. There is an extensive index and several appendixes."--Ed Laskowski, The Vista PC Journal, June 2002

"This is the latest jewel in the In a Nutshell Series from O'Reilly."
--Sam Gardner, PC News, August 2002

"An excellent, compact, and comprehensive reference manual for a knowledgeable user of Windows. This book however is what I plan to use to optimize my Windows XP configuration, and I plan to keep it next to the computer to use as the reference manual. If there is a more positive recommendation I am not aware of it."
--J. William (Bill) Marr, Charlotte Bytes, September 2002

"This book is an essential addition to any XP enthusiast's library...if you want to delve deep into Windows XP, take this book with you."
--Nick Peers, PC Answers, September 2002

"O'Reilly's 'Windows XP in a Nutshell' is an excellent resource for anyone who uses or supports Windows XP--whether at home or for business. Unlike other publishing houses that have geared publications for one or another variety of mental defective, O'Reilly's Nutshell series books do not attempt to 'dumb down' their content and do not talk down to their readers. They presume reasonable intelligence on the part of the reader and at least a baseline familiarity with the topic at hand. They pack a remarkable amount of useful and usable information into a single volume. 'Windows XP in a Nutshell' is an outstanding example of the genre."
--William F. Zachmann, Canopus Reasearch, July 2002

"This book has earned the right to become a part of my reference library. I recommend it for anyone interested in the Windows XP Operating System."
--Ray Jamroze, Southeastern Wisconsin Windows Users Group Wind-News, July 2002

"...it's packed with useful information, tips, tricks and screenshots, all clearly explained...An excellent resource."--Windows XP, August 2002

"This excellent reference on learning Windows XP is a highly valuable addition to the collections of any PC user, especially those with this version of Microsoft's OS on their machine...new computer systems purchased after the release of Windows XP will come with XP installed means that, as time goes by, end-users of older operating system software will eventually need to migrate to XP. This presents an additional challenge to these new users of Windows XP, as they strive to learn more about how Windows XP works. To their rescue comes this latest title in the super 'In A Nutshell' series of computer books from O'Reilly that focuses on the ins and outs of working with Windows XP."
--Dale Farris, Golden Triangle PC Club, May 2002

"...an indispensable tool for Windows users, web designers and authors at all levels of experience, written and organized so that answers can be found quickly."
--Ed Laskowski, Sierra Vista PC Users Group Newsletter, June 2002