I found a pretty good book about Windows 8 that some may be interested in

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    brkkab123, Dec 12, 2012
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    looks nice, brkkab. I was about to post another. I chose the free edition. Only problem is that it is a PDF download and you either print it out (about 300 pages!) or read it off your screen. I don't think this guy has left anything out - very impressive.

    http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html
     
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    I'll have to look into that one next month. I'm broke for the month now.
     
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    How do you get a 465 page book out of windows 8?

    I think I will have a look at the free one that davehc has posted. Thanks for that.
     
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    I'm afraid even the one I posted has a lot of padding. But it is free and good stuff.
     
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    Yeah, it sure does. I downloaded the free version of it. The one I posted, costed me $22-23.00, but it's all Windows 8/8 Pro/RT and is written to where everyone can understand it. It pretty much cover's everything. The author is a Microsoft MVP along with being a English & Math school teacher. It definitely show's in how the book is written. Plain English that every user fro newb to advanced user's can all understand it.
     
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    I agree with Jubbly, I don't know how you can cram 465 pages relating to windows unless you use elephant sized font, a blank side on every second page, and a lot of useless information. A free windows 8 guide seems much more appropriate for me.
     
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    You have really need a book on Windows 8 to use this OS ?
     
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    Well, it's either that or you need to be prepared to spend several hours figuring out how to do basic tasks that one could do in seconds on Windows 7. My personal experience jumping into Windows 8 headfirst on a test platform was less than pleasant in that aspect, and I had to resort to Google quite often just to do some common task like opening the startup folder. (I found the changes less than agreeable, and still use Windows 7 on my personal system and testing rig)
     
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    I have to agree that in first use it is less than obvious how to do even the most basic tasks. The 'metro' style IE that ships with windows 8 is very un user friendly. Just working out how to move back a page took me while to figure out. I am guess that on a touch enabled device its more intuitive.

    That said, once its set up and customised how you want it I really enjoy the integration and layout of the new start and the social media aspects all linked together. It is a change, but that is not always such a bad thing. Microsoft have been brave in my opinion to change something as fundamental as the start menu, which since Windows 95 has gone through many iterations but essentially stayed the same.

    Kudos to them.
     
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    Haha, that's what I think when I skim across the OS books in the bookstores.
     
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    It's nice one,thank you
     
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