Platinum Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP
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Platinum Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP is the ultimate Windows XP reference for the hardcore Windows user! It offers high-geared content that will teach you how to set up complicated networks, manage multiple users, keep everything secure, hack the registry, and write time-saving scripts. Authors Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel tell it like it is, tackling real-world criticism, complaints, and workarounds. They also tell you - plainly and simply - when a Microsoft solution is the way to go, or whether you're better off with a third-party solution.
The CD contains one hour of unique video from Brainsville.com that brings Bob and Brian right to your desktop! This personal seminar digs deep into the guts of Windows XP and is a valuable addition to any power user's bag of tricks.
Platinum Edition Using Microsoft Windows XP is the one Windows XP book that you'll go to again and again!
Robert Cowart has written more than 40 books on computer programming and applications, with more than a dozen on Windows. His titles include Windows NT Unleashed, Mastering Windows (3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, and Me), Windows NT Server Administrator's Bible, Windows NT Server 4.0: No Experience Required, and Special Edition Using Windows 2000 Professional. Several of his books have been best sellers in their category, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has written on a wide range of computer-related topics for such magazines as PC Week, PC World, PC Magazine, PC Tech Journal, Mac World, and Microsoft Systems Journal. He has taught programming classes at the University of California Extension in San Francisco and has appeared as a special guest on the PBS TV series Computer Chronicles, CNN's Headline News, ZD-TV's The Screen Savers, and ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. He is president and co-founder of Brainsville.com, a company specializing in creating multimedia training courses. Robert resides in Berkeley, California.
In his spare time he is involved in the music world, presenting chamber-music concerts and playing classical piano. He also is a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Brian Knittel has been a software developer for more than 20 years. After doing graduate work in nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging technologies, he began a career as an independent consultant. An eclectic mix of clients have led to long-term projects in medical documentation, workflow management, real-time industrial system control, and most importantly, 20 years of real-world experience with MS-DOS, Windows, and computer networking in the business world. He is the author of Windows XP Under the Hood: Hardcore Windows Scripting and Command Line Power, and with Bob Cowart wrote three titles in Que's Special Edition Using series, covering Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, and XP Home Edition. Brian lives in Albany, California, halfway between the tidal wave zone and the earthquake fault. He spends his free time restoring antique computers (check out http://www.ibm1130.org) and trying to perfect his wood-fired pizza recipes.