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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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A good introduction to UI issues, but don't stop here!

Advantages: An entertaining and enlightening read for the newcomer to UI design
Disadvantages: Self-contradictory in places and sometimes impractical

I used to think Alan Cooper was a god, but time and experience have taught me otherwise. I still consider this book to be a good introduction to the topic of UI design in Windows(tm), but I am now able to spot its contradictory nature. While the ideas pre ...

malross 05.09.2000 · Read full review

Review of About Face - Alan Cooper

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Dreamweaver 3 Bible

Advantages: Extremely through and easy to read
Disadvantages: A lot to take in, but if you use it more as a reference book rather than one to read and learn you should be ok

...I'm fairly new to Dreamweaver, and just getting the hang of the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) aspect of Dreamweaver is hard, when I've been writing in HTML for years. However, I decided to buy the Dreamweaver 3 Bible, as although I was producing ...

loooeze 17.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Dreamweaver 3 Bible - Macromedia Press

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