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).
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
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.
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Get it here.