Media praise for Windows Vista in a Nutshell

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"Given the dizzying number of editions of Vista and the multitude of options available under each edition, Gralla did an excellent job at providing all the necessary data and keeping it all straight. The heart of this book is Part II: Nutshell Reference. This was probably the most difficult part of the book to write because there's just so much material to organize and present."
-- James Pyles, MCSE World

"This is a handy tome for finding info quickly, or simply browsing and discovering as you go. It's loaded with screen-shots and covers the essential ingredients such as Vista's networking features, Windows Mail (the nifty replacement for Outlook Express), a wide range of security settings—many of them buried deep, as well as advice for configuring hardware. There's a lot more, too, and it's nicely all organized. It will quickly become your reference of choice."
-- Derek Pell, DingBat Magazine: The Monthly Review of Cool Tools

"An amazingly prolific author, (Preston Gralla) as written more than 35 books that explore, explain, and enlighten—using plainspoken and easily accessible prose—the intricacies of a broad range of technologies."
-- Alice LaPlante, InformationWeek.com

"Are you a network administrator or application developer? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Preston Gralla, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that focuses on users and their networks and applications, not on large enterprise or corporate systems or network administration. "
-- John Vacca, Amazon

"Preston Gralla, the security expert who has one of the chapters in this book and is himself the author of "Windows Vista in a Nutshell," says security was uppermost in Microsoft's collective mind when Vista was being designed. There is now a built-in anti-phishing filter to keep you from being drawn to false Web sites and a new user "control box" that blocks viruses from making changes to your system without your approval. "
-- Bob and Joy Schwabach, On Computers

"Microsoft's long-awaited new operating system, Vista, is finally in stores. Want it? Many people will, thanks to cool new features such as video editing, says Preston Gralla, author of Windows Vista in a Nutshell. But switching to the new operating system is a big change that consumers should consider carefully, he says. "
-- Michelle Kessler, USA TODAY

"The always reliable O'Reilly folks have again hit the mark with this latest addition to their long successful "In A Nutshell" series with this important title, Windows Vista In A Nutshell...Designed to be daily companions, these books belong next to your keyboard, at the ready when you need a quick answer. Now, customers have the opportunity to learn about Windows Vista in this superb Windows Vista In A Nutshell, by Preston Gralla."
-- Dale Farris, Reviews Coordinator, Golden Triangle PC Club

"As with most of the "nutshell" books, the core of this book is a very thorough reference."
-- John Pearce, Bits of Bytes, P*PCompAS



"An amazingly prolific author, (Preston Gralla) has written more than 35 books that explore, explain, and enlighten—using plainspoken and easily accessible prose—the intricacies of a broad range of technologies."
--Alice LaPlante, InformationWeek.com