Andy Rathbone

Andy Rathbone first wrote "Windows for Dummies" back in 1992, and since then he's updated the book for every subsequent version of the operating system. All of the editions combined have sold more than 11 million copies. He's also the author of "Upgrading and Fixing Your PC for Dummies" and "Tivo for Dummies". Andy has more than 15 million books in print, making him one of the bestselling computer book writers on the planet. He's been on bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and many others.
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Microsoft's Surface tablet has the features and personalityyou're looking for, with a robust environment for businesscomputing that doesn't skimp on fun. Surface for Dummies,2nd Edition explains how Windows 8.1 Pro and WindowsRT differ, and helps you decide which Surface model is best foryou. Step by step, this book walks you through both the hardwareand software features of the Surface, including the touch cover andtype cover, Windows RT and Windows 8.1 Pro operating systems, andthe coveted Office Home & Student 2013 software suite that'sbundled with the Surface. Written by bestselling author AndyRathbone, this easy-to-access book is filled with information onhow to use the tablet, figure out the operating system, navigatethe app environment, and take advantage of your exciting newSurface.

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Windows is the world’s most popular operating system, andWindows For Dummies is the bestselling computer book ever.When you look at Windows XP For Dummies, 2ndEdition, it’s easy to see why. Here’s all the stuffyou want to know, served up in plain English and seasoned with afew chuckles. But make no mistake, this book means business.

Author Andy Rathbone listened to what you wanted to know, andthis edition is loaded with additional information about

E-mail, faxing, and troubleshootingMaximizing security featuresCustomizing and upgrading Windows XPMultimedia applications—CDs, digital music and photos,video, and moreAnswers to questions asked by thousands of Windows users

If you’re just getting started with Windows XP,you’ll find Windows XP For Dummies, 2ndEdition is a lot easier than trying to get the fourth-gradernext door to explain it to you. (Andy Rathbone is a lot morepatient.) There’s a whole section devoted to “WindowsXP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know,” so you can getthe hang of the basics quickly and in the privacy of your own home.And if you’ve been around a couple of generations of Windows,you’ll be especially interested in how to squeeze maximumsecurity from the beefed-up anti-spam and firewall features inService Pack 2.

Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition is sort oflike a buffet—you can sample everything, or just stick withthe stuff you know you like. You’ll find out how to

Locate programs and files, organize your information, and fax,scan, or print documentsGet online safely, send and receive e-mail, work with InternetExplorer’s security toolbar, and steer clear of pop-ups,viruses, and spamMake Windows XP work the way you want it to, share yourcomputer while maintaining your privacy, set up a network, andperform routine maintenanceTransfer and organize pictures from your digital camera, editdigital video, and create custom CDs of your favorite tunesUse Windows XP’s troubleshooting wizards and become yourown computer doctor

With its task-oriented table of contents and tear-out cheatsheet, Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition iseasy to use. You can quickly find what you want to know, and youjust may discover that this book is as important to your computeras the power cord.

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