MacUsers, stop reading now. (I used to have a Mac, and I quite liked it, but the days when it was an infinitely superior product are long gone, and anyway, I like to run the same systems at home as I do at work, it’s much more productive than constantly having to switch between different ways of working).
Now, trust me, even if you are reasonably competent with Windows, if you’ve just bought a new computer, it is going to have Windows 8 installed, and so this book – or something like it – is essential. Windows 8 is more like a SmartPhone but it doesn’t always play the way you expect it to, and when you are flummoxed, you need this book.
That’s because although the computer comes with a guide to Windows 8 preinstalled to walk you through the changes – if you somehow accidentally escape the screen, you can’t get it back. (Well, I haven’t been able to find it again *sigh*).
Laptops is written for a beginner, so it includes a whole lot of stuff about, yes, laptops, but most of the book is about how Windows 8 works. I would be lost without it. The instructions are very clear, and the index and chapter layouts are first class.
Author: Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Title: Laptops (Teach Yourself Visually)
Publisher: Wiley, 2012
Source: Kingston Library