Item description for Windows XP Professional Little Black Book by Brian Proffitt...
Using this handy reference, readers will quickly learn how to take advantage of Windows XPs new hardware and software support features. It is ideal for the corporate user who wants to migrate to Windows XP and use it daily. Written in a solutions-oriented format, the book focuses on configuring, connecting and networking, using, optimizing, and troubleshooting Windows XP Professional. Reader's also discover how to cost-effectively manage Windows XP installations remotely. The book covers Windows XPs additional customization capabilities, plus networking tools for establishing powerful networks for small- and mid-size businesses. You will also learn to effectively manage software application installations with the new Windows Installer.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.98" Height: 1.17" Weight: 1.52 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher Paraglyph Press
ISBN 1932111255 ISBN13 9781932111255
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian Proffitt
Brian Proffitt is the Managing Editor of the popular Web site Linux Today, and the author of 16 Linux and Open Source works, including The Joy of Linux. His online works are read by nearly a half million people daily.
Brian Proffitt currently resides in Indianapolis, in the state of Indiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about Windows XP Professional Little Black Book?
Little Black Book = Waste of time and money Sep 22, 2004
Pay close attention to the word "Little" in the title. I own "Black Books" for Windows 95 and 98 and have learned all kinds of interesting things about how to make those operating systems work better for me. Apparently the publisher and author of this "Black Book", have decided that adding the word "Little" to the title means that they can get by with putting "little" worthwhile information within the covers. Their total intent seems to be to insult my intelligence. I've only had XP installed on my computer for about eight days, and I already know more about XP than this book teaches. I would say that it might have made a half way decent "Dummies" book, but I hate to insult the "Dummies" line of books. If you need to know about XP, buy a different book. The only reason I gave this book 1 star, is that this site would not let me rate it lower.
Little Black Book = Concise Information Nov 1, 2003
Apparently, others that have read this book would rather read hours upon hours of mindless drivel instead of finding useful information fast.
This book is extremely useful for locating step-by-step instructions on how to perform tasks in XP without wasting your time reading 10 pages with the instructions mixed in. It literally shows on one line what the objective is and then each step one after the other under the objective. It is well indexed.
Network administrators like myself do not have time to fiddle about with inane, cursory, meaningless information and need the information quickly and concisely. It does not mean we "do not need to be using XP" as another reviewer stated. It simply means we are very, very efficient and choose not to waste our employer's nor our clients' time sorting through a bunch of trash to get information.
The book is quite useful and if you are running XP, it would be a good reference to have.
Little Black Book = Little Black Hole for your $ Mar 14, 2003
One of the most useless books I've seen; If you need the rudimentary information provided in this book, you probably shouldn't be tampering with XP in the first place.