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Migrating to Windows 8.1

Advantages: Lots of illustrations, clear print/layout, handy shortcuts list
Disadvantages: No index/glossary, probably too basic for some

I am not a computer expert as you can tell from the fact I bought a book to help me get to grips with Windows 8.1. I am spoilt by having friends and relatives who work in the technology industry so when something goes wrong on my laptop I tend to hand it ...

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Review of Migrating to Windows 8.1 - Dr. Andy Williams

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Living in Another World

Advantages: Hugely nostalgic, generally excellent photos, some interesting machines profiled
Disadvantages: A few irritating little errors, not that in-depth on each system

Time It's Time In these rather samey days, when the most non-standard thing most people are likely to consider doing with their computers is installing Linux or swapping a PC for a Mac, it's instructive to look back three decades to a time when the ...

davidbuttery 24.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Digital Retro - Gordon Laing

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Digital Retro - A book for old-skool computer fans

Advantages: Background information, scope, photography
Disadvantages: Some machines missing

People of a certain age i.e. me grew up during one of the most exciting periods in computing history. Computers were just moving from the business world of mainframes, timesharing and minicomputers and in to the domain of the personal user. For the first ...

ilaskey 12.02.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Digital Retro - Gordon Laing

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Refactor to keep changing code fresh

Advantages: Straightforward and common sense
Disadvantages: Experienced coders might find this patronising

I am the sort of person who would re-write code, rather than adjust it. However, my re-write will not necessarily work as well as the original code. Even if it did, how could I be sure that it did? This book is intended to show you how to modify existin ...

ashleyfrieze 24.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Refactoring - Marting Fowler

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TWEET ALL ABOUT IT!

Advantages: funny, honest, true
Disadvantages: may only appeal to Twitter addicts

My name is Paula and I'm addicted to Twitter. (in fact, if we're being all Twitter-formal here, technically I'm @pollypoptart – that is, in fact, my Twitter handle, if you will.) Do you know Twitter? I don't want to be patronising so I'll assume that you ...

Pmshack99 24.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop - Grace Dent

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