Download Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible, Desktop Edition by Alan Simpson PDF

By Alan Simpson

An extended winded, dry and disappointing publication. Being new to Vista i used to be trying to find whatever to assist me comprehend the recent positive aspects and make allowance me to utilize this new working process. in its place I obtained an in depth rehash of all of Microsoft's working platforms with a sprinkling of Vista thrown in. i feel they have been making an attempt for the "most pages" checklist in order that they threw in every little thing they can examine. pleased I received it reasonable. It will not trouble me to throw it away.

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Figure 1-5 shows an example of a standard keyboard, although your keyboard probably won’t look exactly like the one in the figure. But you should be able to find all the keys pointed out, even if your keyboard is arranged a little differently from the example in Figure 1-5. Function keys Esc ~ ` Tab F1 ESC ! 1 TAB CAPS LOCK SHIFT CTRL F2 @ 2 Q F3 # 3 W A $ 4 E S Z F5 % 5 R D X ALT F4 ^ 6 T F C & 7 Y G V F6 I J N F8 ( 9 * 8 U H B F7 F9 ) 0 O K M Numeric keypad — – F11 + = | \ { [ P L < , F10 : ; > .

Just ignore this step. When the computer is fully booted up, you should see the Windows desktop and taskbar. I can’t say exactly what those will look like on your computer. The desktop is basically the entire screen and may appear as a photo, a solid color, a pattern, your computer manufacturer’s logo, or boxes called window dialog boxes with information displayed. The taskbar is the colored strip along the bottom of the screen, as in the example shown in Figure 1-7. You may also have a sidebar displayed as shown in this figure.

Chapter 1 ✦ Getting Started 9 That’s about all the hardware you need to know to get started. Throughout this book, we will cover a few more hardware topics as well — such as attaching a second monitor to your computer. For now, let’s talk about the software next. Getting to Know Your Computer’s Software Let’s say someone hands you two identical-looking video cassette tapes. You put one tape into the VCR, press Play, and the movie Ben Hur starts playing. You take that tape out, put in the second tape, and press Play, and the movie Pippi Longstocking starts playing.

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