Overview

Windows 2000 Pro combines the friendly interface of Windows 98 withthe famous stability of Windows NT. Windows 2000, the successor toNT, introduces many technologies that weren't available in NT,including Plug-and-Play, support for USB devices, power managementfeatures, and more. It's 25% faster than Windows 98 and three timesas stable. Unfortunately, despite all the enhancements, Microsoftforgot to address one of NT's most glaring omissions: Windows 2000doesn't include a printed user's manual. In Windows 2000 Pro:The Missing Manual, bestselling Windows NT author SharonCrawford provides the ideal (and desperately needed) user's guidefor the world's most popular corporate operating system. The bookcovers:

  • Getting started. The early chapters cover using menus,finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and taming the wildStart menu.

  • What's what. A complete guide, this book explains thepurpose of every Control Panel item, accessory program, andmaintenance tool.

  • Mastering the network. Special chapters help younavigate the corporate network, dial in from the road, and even setup your own small-office (peer-to-peer) network, step by step.

  • Understanding security. User accounts, file encryption,and the NTFS file system keep your private files private, whilestill offering network access to coworkers you specify.

  • Flying the Net. This book demystifies the rich Internetsuite of Windows 2000 Pro: its email, newsgroup, Web-browsing, andvideo conferencing programs.

Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual isn't for systemadministrators or OS theory geeks; it's for the novice or buddingpower user who wants to master the machine and get down to work.Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual is the crystal-clear,jargon-free book that should have been in the box.

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