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The Windows 8 Bible is a complete and comprehensive reference for the new Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft. Covering every conceivable topic from A-Z, the book will provide a value-add for Windows 8 users with its brand new and comprehensive coverage. The heart of the new release is its use as a serious OS for tablets and touchscreen devices - to that end, Microsoft has been hard at work creating a new interface for the new operating system. The book will cover Windows 8s new lock screen, Internet Explorer Immersive and a version of IE9 meant to be run in full screen on a tablet device. Also being covered is Windows 8's built-in PDF reader, a first-time feature. Modern Reader is, for all intents and purposes, a basic PDF reader on par with the Preview app included with Mac OS X. It probably won't support some of the more advanced features of Adobe's Acrobat Reader, but for simply opening and printing PDFs (which, let's face it, is what most of us do with PDFs), it will probably be a decent replacement for Reader, and all the more secure for its ability to be updated through Windows Update instead of a separate updater. Microsoft plans to introduce a ribbon interface to Windows Explorer, just like they did to Paint under Windows 7. The ribbon will replace the menu and toolbars of Windows Explorer with the exception of the search and navigational toolbar. Many new options covered in this book will help inexperienced or new users.
Jim Boyce is a Support Practice Manager at Microsoft and a former Microsoft MVP. He has authored or coauthored over 50 books and hundreds of articles and white papers on computer topics including Windows, Windows Server, Office applications, programming, and other topics.
Rob Tidrow has worked in the technology industry for 15 years. He has authored or coauthored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including IBM Lotus Symphony, Microsoft Windows, Wireless Networking technologies, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started, Getting Secure 1
Chapter 1: What's New in Windows 8 3
Chapter 2: Navigating the Windows 8 Interface 21
Chapter 3: Windows 8 on Mobile Devices 37
Chapter 4: Getting Around the Windows Desktop 41
Chapter 5: Sharing and Securing with User Accounts 79
Chapter 6: Using Windows 8 Family Safety 121
Part II: Security and Updates 139
Chapter 7: Help, Support, and Troubleshooting 141
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting Startup Problems 153
Part III: Personalizing Windows 8 163
Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself with Windows Firewall 165
Chapter 10: Conquering Malicious Software 181
Chapter 11: Automatic Updates as Security 195
Chapter 12: Personalizing the Windows 8 Interface 205
Chapter 13: Personalizing the Desktop 215
Chapter 14: Transferring Files from Another Computer 257