Free Windows 8 Ebook Giveaway


The book is titled “Windows 8: 50 Questions and Answers You Need to Make a Decision”. Its purpose is to expand upon the unprecedented changes Windows 8 introduces to the Windows franchise, such as touchscreen support, a Windows store, improved security, and cloud integration (to name a few).

This ebook, attempts to explain all the different changes in (quote) “layman terms”, which does sound appealing, actually.

The ebook is normally $9.95 but offered for free until Tuesday January 22nd at midnight. The ‘decision’ in the title refers to deciding whether or not Windows 8 has features and improvements that you need that justify upgrading from whatever Windows version you currently have.

(Note: the offer is available internationally, not just the US).

Windows 8 ebook sample page

This book is written by a former Microsoft MVP turned blogger. It really is very beginner-level and the kind of thing you might forward to your dad or something (assuming your dad is less tech savvy than you), or if you like to have a general for-dummies type reference on Windows 8. Some of the section titles are as follows:

  • What are the new features in Windows 8
  • What is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7/Vista/XP? (answered in one and half pages)
  • How is Windows 8 Different from Linux
  • How is Windows 8 Different from Google Android devices
  • Where did the Start Menu go and why
  • etc.

The only downside is that you are requested to enter some personal information to get it, including what type of field and function your work in. Or you can sign in with LinkedIn if you have a LinkedIn account.

Disclaimer: I do get a some revenue from posting this item. If you get it please let me know in the comments what you think about it.

Get it here.

  • Jamie The Linux Geek

    Windows 8, “Your Computer, Your Way?” more like “Their Computer, Their Way and The Only Way”

  • PeterM

    I got it. 3,916,876 bytes. 105 pages. Internal date 11/8/2012 10:42:00 PM.

  • Clancolin

    If this is going to degenerate into a “I hate Win 8” discussion, then I’m voting FOR Win 8. After 30 mins of using it on my desktop PC (with mouse) and netbook (touchpad, not touch screen), it is as simple as every other Microsoft OS. Downside? MS insist on an ultra-high screen resolution for some reason, so games won’t work on my netbook.

    The only shortcuts I use regularly are “Win Key +D” to get to the desktop and “Win Key +C” to get to the poorly-named “Charm bar”. Other than that, it is a lot faster to start, easier to customise and just plain quicker than “Start button..Folder…internal folder…internal folder..program”

    Yes I know about shortcuts and my desktop was littered with them, plus files, plus folders – and it looked a mess. Win 8 desktop is so much neater and because I can find stuff faster I prefer it.

    Last tip. Get Stardock Tiles (not Fences..Fences is ok, but leaves the junk on your desktop – Tiles is like multiple rotating quick launch bars). With Win 8 and Tiles, my work speed is just so very much better.

    So, I might download this e-book, but really there is so much help for Win 8 online now, I question if it’s actually worth the download. I’ll wait and see what others say about it.

    • Jamie The Linux Geek

      I use Windows for all kinds of professional grade programs that don’t have linux versions. I don’t hate windows, but I prefer to have the freedom of using opensource/freeware which is why I love this site.

      I also like keeping my money everytime MS comes out with a new beta release, LOL!

  • Aspigram

    Hi worked fine for me ( Based in South Africa) so it appears its available internationally.

    • Samer Kurdi

      @ Aspigram: thanks for letting me know. I noted this information in the text of the post above.