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Good intro to Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Stan Brown, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    the exclusion of "forest".

    Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    something on the Web.


    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     
  2. a@b.c

    a@b.c Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown
    <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    >and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    >the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    >Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    >Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    >features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    >something on the Web.



    The two ebooks I read and liked best were Windows 7 In Depth by Que
    and Windows 7 Inside Out by Microsoft Press.
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    http://hotfile.com/dl/61583260/d3724de/Windows.7.Inside.rar.html

    Stan Brown wrote:

    > I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    > Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > something on the Web.
    >
    > --
    > Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    > http://OakRoadSystems.com
    > Shikata ga nai...


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know
    proper manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first
    day on the job for potty mouth,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions
    beyond the realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 8/29/2010 6:40 PM, Stan Brown wrote:
    > I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    > Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > something on the Web.
    >
    >

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
     
  5. LouB

    LouB Flightless Bird

    Stan Brown wrote:
    > I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    > Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > something on the Web.
    >
    >

    The "philosophy" is really just to make Vista into a proper system.
    The code base is from Vista but was "cleaned" up.
    Quite a bit of help came with the Win7 system and Google is your friend too.
     
  6. Ken Blake

    Ken Blake Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:59:28 -0700, "a@b.c" <a@b.c> wrote:

    > On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown
    > <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:
    >
    > >I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > >and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > >the exclusion of "forest".
    > >
    > >Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > >Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > >features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > >something on the Web.

    >
    >
    > The two ebooks I read and liked best were Windows 7 In Depth by Que
    > and Windows 7 Inside Out by Microsoft Press.



    "Windows 7 Inside Out" is by Ed Bott (and two others). Bott's books
    are always terrific, and I join you in recommending this one.


    --
    Ken Blake
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Flightless Bird

    Is that you Steve?

    LouB wrote:

    > Stan Brown wrote:
    > > I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > > and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > > the exclusion of "forest".
    > >
    > > Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > > Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > > features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > > something on the Web.
    > >
    > >

    > The "philosophy" is really just to make Vista into a proper system.
    > The code base is from Vista but was "cleaned" up.
    > Quite a bit of help came with the Win7 system and Google is your friend too.


    --
    The Grandmaster of the CyberFROG

    Come get your ticket to CyberFROG city

    Nay, Art thou decideth playeth ye simpleton games. *Some* of us know proper
    manners

    Very few. I used to take calls from *rank* noobs but got fired the first day on
    the job for potty mouth,

    Hamster isn't a newsreader it's a mistake!

    El-Gonzo Jackson FROGS both me and Chuckcar

    Master Juba was a black man imitating a white man imitating a black man

    Using my technical prowess and computer abilities to answer questions beyond the
    realm of understandability

    Regards Tony... Making usenet better for everyone everyday
     
  8. Don McC

    Don McC Flightless Bird

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote:

    > On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 18:59:28 -0700, "a@b.c" <a@b.c> wrote:


    >> On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown
    >> <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:


    >>> I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    >>> and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    >>> the exclusion of "forest".


    >>> Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    >>> Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    >>> features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    >>> something on the Web.


    >> The two ebooks I read and liked best were Windows 7 In Depth


    by Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel

    > "Windows 7 Inside Out" is by Ed Bott (and two others). Bott's books
    > are always terrific, and I join you in recommending this one.


    Ditto on both of these books each of which is available as an e-book,
    e.g. Kindle.

    --
    Don

    Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are much more pliable.
    ~ Mark Twain
     
  9. Antares 531

    Antares 531 Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown
    <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    >and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    >the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    >Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    >Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    >features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    >something on the Web.
    >

    I bought a copy of Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips, by Paul McFedries,
    ISBN 978-0-470-52117-5 and like it very much. It's one of those, "A
    picture is worth a thousand words" format books but the general layout
    is very well set up. I got my copy at the local Barnes & Noble Book
    Store. You could probably go to one or to a similar store and loon
    this book over before you buy a copy.

    Gordon
     
  10. John Morrison

    John Morrison Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown
    <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

    >Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    >Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    >features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    >something on the Web.


    Not a direct response to your question but I find the following helpful.

    "How-To Geek" <http://www.howtogeek.com/email-subscription/>

    I receive a free daily newsletter from "How-To Geek" which occasionally
    provides a tip that I find extremely useful.

    Also their web page displays all their previous tips.
    --

    John
     
  11. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    Re: Good intro to Windows 7? (summary)

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 21:40:34 -0400, Stan Brown wrote:
    >
    > I bought /Windows 7 Up and Running/ which was a total waste of money,
    > and /Windows 7 Annoyances/, which is good but focuses on "trees" to
    > the exclusion of "forest".
    >
    > Can someone suggest a good introduction to the "philosophy" of
    > Windows 7, by which I mean the purpose and best use of the major
    > features? It wouldn't have to be a printed book; I'd actually prefer
    > something on the Web.


    Thanks to those who answered. Here's a summary for everyone's
    benefit:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/

    Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel: /Windows 7 in Depth/
    Ed Bott: /Windows 7 Inside Out/
    (Both the above got several recommendations.)

    Paul McFedries: /Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips/

    "How-To Geek" <http://www.howtogeek.com/email-subscription/>
    (free subscription with tips which are "occasionally ... extremely
    useful")

    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     

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