Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Quickbooks 2009 or MATLAB Demystified

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual

Author: Bonnie Biafor

QuickBooks 2009 has impressive features, like financial and tax reporting, invoicing, payroll, time and mileage tracking, and online banking. So how do you avoid spending more time learning the software than using it? This Missing Manual takes you beyond QuickBooks' help resources: you not only learn how the program works, but why and when to use specific features. You also get basic accounting advice so that everything makes sense. QuickBooks can handle many of the financial tasks small companies face. QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual helps you handle QuickBooks with easy step-by-step instructions. With this book, you will: Get more out of QuickBooks whether you're a beginner or an old pro. Learn how QuickBooks can help you boost sales, control spending, and save on taxes. Set up and manage your files to fit your company's specific needs. Use QuickBooks reports to evaluate every aspect of your enterprise. Follow the money all the way from customer invoices to year-end tasks. Discover new tips and tricks on the best timesaving options for your business. Build budgets and plan for the future to make your business more successful.

If you're new to QuickBooks, special "Up to Speed" boxes fill you in on introductory information. Sidebars labeled "Power Users' Clinic" offer technical tips, tricks, and shortcuts for the experienced QuickBooks fan. For a topic as complicated as accounting software, why trust anything else?

Books about: Health Information or The Sovereign Individual

MATLAB Demystified

Author: David McMahon

Need to Learn MATLAB? Problem SOLVED!

Get started using MATLAB right away with help from this hands-on guide. MATLAB Demystified offers an effective and enlightening method for learning how to get the most out this powerful computational mathematics tool. 

Using an easy-to-follow format, this book explains the basics of MATLAB up front. You'll find out how to plot functions, solve algebraic equations, and compute integrals. You'll also learn how to solve differential equations, generate numerical solutions of ODEs, and work with special functions. Packed with hundreds of sample equations and explained solutions, and featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you MATLAB essentials in no time at all.

  • This self-teaching guide offers:
  • The quickest way to get up and running on MATLAB
  • Hundreds of worked examples with solutions
  • Coverage of MATLAB 7
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on homework or on the job

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced user, MATLAB Demystified is your shortcut to computational precision.

How to Make Money with Your Blog or Apple Training Series

How to Make Money with Your Blog: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Building, Optimizing, and Monetizing Your Blog

Author: Duane Forrester

Proven techniques for turning any blog into a cash generator

As blogging becomes more and more popular and individual blogs have started to acquire more readers, you might be looking for a way to turn your writing into a money-making enterprise. In this comprehensive reference guide, Internet marketing wizard Duane Forrester clues you in on how to unlock any blog's enormous untapped earning potential. Written for novices and veteran bloggers alike, it introduces you to advertising networks, affiliate programs, syndication, tags, payment services, referrals, paid support, and other proven methods of using blogs to generate serious cash.

Table of Contents:
Preface     ix
Quick Starts: Top 10 Lists     1
Blogs and Search Optimization (SEO)     7
Generating Revenue with Your Blog     77
Managing Your Blog     125
Extras and Inspiration     177
Contacting the Authors     203
Websites Referenced in This Book     205
Index     213

Book about: Great Game or Five Days in London

Apple Training Series: Mac OS X v10.5 Deployment, Vol. 1

Author: Kevin M Whit

Apple Training Series: Mac OS X v10.5 Deployment v10.5 uses a combination of task-based instruction and strong visuals to teach intermediate and advanced users how to deploy a wide range of files and systems to multiple users in a large organization. Author Kevin White takes readers through the deployment of software, ranging from individual files, to complete systems, to multiple users, discussing the range of methodologies used. Intermediate users will learn how to use Apple deployment tools, including Disk Utility, PackageMaker, Apple Software Restore, and NetBoot. Advanced users will learn how to customize deployment solutions with scripts to provide post-installation configuration. Throughout the book, users learn how to tie all of the solutions together to create fully integrated software and hardware deployment plans..

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 40 Unleashed or The Truth About Identity Theft

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Unleashed

Author: Marc J Wolenik

Microsoft® Dynamics CRM 4.0 Unleashed presents start-to-finish guidance for planning, customizing, deploying, integrating, and managing Dynamics CRM in your unique business and technical environment. Authored by two leading Microsoft Dynamics implementers, this book systematically explains how the system works, why it works that way, and how you can leverage it to its fullest advantage.

The authors present clear examples, proven best practices, and pitfalls to avoid in using every significant Dynamics CRM capability. The far-reaching coverage ranges from Dynamics CRM’s sales, marketing, and customer service features to its automated workflows; from Outlook and Office integration to reporting and security. The authors offer independent insight into Dynamics CRM’s most powerful new features, from its improved interface to its new mail merge and data migration tools.

This book is for every IT professional who intends to work with Dynamics CRM, regardless of their experience with Dynamics or other CRM solutions. The authors provide example-rich, realistic coverage of advanced Dynamics customization, extensibility, and integration: information that is available nowhere else.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Set up, configure, and maintain all facets of Dynamics CRM in any organization or industry
  • Thoroughly understand both the on-premise and hosted versions of Dynamics CRM
  • Make the most of Dynamics’ new features, including email, the Outlook client, Internet Facing Deployment (IFD), and relationships
  • Manage sales leads, opportunities, accounts, contacts, marketing lists, sales collateral, campaigns, quotes, orders, andinvoices
  • Improve customer service by integrating schedules, cases, contacts, product/service information, and more
  • Build powerful automated workflows that streamline key sales tasks and liberate salespeople for more effective selling
  • Efficiently administer and secure any Dynamics CRM implementation
  • Drive greater value by integrating Dynamics CRM with Microsoft Office productivity tools
  • Customize and extend Dynamics CRM using Visual Studio, .NET, and custom plug-ins and add-ons

New interesting textbook: Vaccines or The Hormone Solution

The Truth About Identity Theft

Author: Jim Stickley

Praise for The Truth About Identity Theft

“This book will open your eyes, scare you smart, and make you think twice. Identity theft can happen to you and this book is a must read. Jim Stickley tells you why and how you need to protect yourself.”

Matt Lauer, Anchor, TODAY Show

"Nowadays, identity theft is an all-too-common occurrence that puts more than just your finances in jeopardy. Fortunately, Jim Stickley's easy-to-understand advice can teach you how to spot and stay ahead of security threats. In short, this book is a must read."

Wes Millar, Senior Vice President of CUNA Strategic Services


"In an age when identity theft will affect everyone sooner or later, this book is simply a must-read. Jim Stickley teaches you to spot the danger signs and offers smart solutions for everything from banking security and online shopping scams to medical identity theft. Whether it's you, your parents', or your kids' identities, everyone has something to protect. This book tells you what you need to know."

Jim Bell, Executive Producer, TODAY Show


"Jim Stickley shares his amazing experiences as a professional hacker in the most entertaining manner. He’s a great storyteller and captures your attention with his experiences, which will make you want to upscale your efforts protect your firm’s data and your own ID. Jim’s stories are fascinating. Most of us can’t imagine how simple it is for him to succeed as a conman in situations we think are safe. The trade secrets of hackers he shares with us are mind boggling! You won’t let your guard down afterlearning what Jim has actually done to get companies and individuals' private information. He’s the updated version of 'To Catch a Thief'[el]but he’s a good guy!"

Nancy E. Sheppard, President & CEO of Western Independent Bankers (A Trade Association of 350 Banks)


"If you’re not worried about identity theft, you should be[el]and Stickley tells you exactly why. His engaging writing style, coupled with real-life stories about identity theft and concrete actions to help you prevent identity theft are exactly what’s needed to make people take notice of this growing crime. I’ll recommend this book again and again!"

Jerri L. Ledford, Guide to Identity Theft


Everything you must know to protect yourself and your business from identity thieves!


• The truth about real-world identity theft attacks

• The truth about how easy it is for thieves to make off with your identity

• The truth about stopping identity thieves in their tracks


Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Jim was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each Truth walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Jim takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one.



Table of Contents:

Pt. I The Truth About Phishing and Vishing 1

1 Phishing scams 1

2 Vishing attacks 5

3 Phishing via snail mail 9

4 Spear phishing 13

Pt. II The Truth About Trash 17

5 One man's trash is another man's identity 17

6 Dumpster diving for profit 21

7 Your used computer is worth its weight in gold 25

Pt. III The Truth About No-Tech Identity Theft 29

8 Pickpockets and purse snatchers still exist 29

9 Homeburglaries and identity theft 33

10 Walk right in and steal whatever you like 37

11 Social engineering tactics 41

12 Wolves in sheep's clothing 45

Pt. IV TheTruth About Just How Low Identity Thieves Will Go 49

13 No respect for their elders 49

14 Are you paying the IRS or an identity thief? 53

15 What do you mean there's a warrant for my arrest? 57

16 Medical identity theft 61

17 Sweet 16 and already a victim! 65

18 Being dead doesn't protect you from identity theft 71

19 Fake credit card applications 75

20 An identity thief has a gift just for you 79

121 Gift card or gift horse? 83

22 That gift card might be worthless 87

23 Fake charities 91

24 Bogus background checks and job applications 95

Pt. V The Truth About Identity Theft in Plain Sight 99

25 Hotel business centers can be treacherous 99

26 Identity thieves can heary ou now 103

27 ATM scams 107

28 Wireless access scams 111

29 Creditcard skimming 115

Pt. VI The Truth About Online Cons 119

30 PayPal scams 119

31 Email scams 123

32 Online shopping scams 127

33 Fake e-card greetings 131

Pt. VII The Truth About Security at Work 135

34 Rogue wireless access points 135

35 Corporate laptop security 139

36 Does your small business have a bull's-eye on it? 143

Pt.VIII The Truth About Identity Theft from Real Victims 147

37 My own identity theft experience 147

38 It all started with a phone call 151

Pt. IX The Truth About Putting a Stop to Identity Theft 155

39 Stopping thieves in their tracks 155

40 Installing proper identity theft protection 159

41 When a free credit report isn't free 163

42 Getting your life back in order 167

43 Sornebody's watching me 173

44 Wireless security at home 177

45 Crack proofing your passwords 181

46 Who you gonna call? 185

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

First LEGO League or Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer

First LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide

Author: James Floyd Kelly

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program for kids ages 9 to 14 that combines a hands-on, interactive robotics program and research presentation with a sports-like atmosphere. Authors James Floyd Kelly and Jonathan Daudelin-both participants in numerous FIRST LEGO League competitions-have teamed up to bring coaches, teachers, parents, and students an all-in-one guide to FLL.

Written for both rookie and experienced teams, "FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide" includes in-depth coverage of topics like team formation and organization, robot building and programming, and the basics of getting involved with FLL. Before the authors delve into the specifics of robot and team building, they reveal the fascinating history of the FIRST organization and the sometimes puzzling structure of the FLL competition. Using a combination of real-life stories and candid commentary from actual FLL teams, as well as recollections of their own experiences, they offer an abundance of helpful guidance and dependable building and programming examples.

"FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide" explores the complex workings and structure of the FLL competition, including its four key components: Robot Game, Technical Interview, Project, and Teamwork. You'll learn how to: Organize, recruit, and manage a team Find equipment, mentors, and funding Design, build, and program winning robots Tackle each of the four FLL components-from Robot Game to Teamwork Use strategies and techniques from FLL masters to increase your scores

No matter what your role in the FLL competition, "FIRST LEGO League: The Unofficial Guide" will make you a better competitor, builder, designer, andteam member. The onlyingredient you need to add is your competitive spirit!

See also: Answers in the Heart or Parkinsons Disease

Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer

Author: J P Terry

In a computer-based world where clients pay bills with the click of a mouse, the ability to design intelligent and engaging online forms is a must. The days of printing out PDF forms, filling them in and returning them via snail-mail have ended. In Creating Dynamic Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer, you will learn about the design and technical issues of XML-based PDF forms. The book covers LiveCycle Designer 7.0, 7.1, 8.0 and ES (Enterprise Suite). Packed with tips, hints, guidelines, and illustrations, this book serves as a great resource for both beginners and advanced designers and programmers. 

Monday, December 29, 2008

Programming PHP Second Edition or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrators Companion

Programming PHP, Second Edition

Author: Rasmus Lerdorf

The arrival of PHP 5 is a boon to the multitude of new and experienced web programmers who depend on this unique scripting language. PHP has long been a favorite among open source web developers for processing forms and accessing databases. And because of shared hosting providers such as EarthLink and Hostway, PHP has become an ideal language for newcomers who need a simple way to build database-backed web sites.

In the new edition of Programming PHP, co-author Rasmus Lerdorf offers his unique knowledge and perspective as PHP s creator. PHP 5 has cleaned up the awkwardness of previous versions with new objects, better XML extensions, and new database extensions. Lerdorf and co-author Kevin Tatroe explain changes in PHP language syntax and programming techniques in a clear and concise manner, with numerous examples that illustrate both correct usage and common idioms. Their book also includes style tips and practical programming advice that will help readers not just become adequate PHP programmers, but good PHP programmers. For anyone interested in PHP 5, this is the guide.

Table of Contents:
1Introduction to PHP1
2Language basics18
7Web techniques164
13Application techniques302
14Extending PHP321
15PHP on windows359

Book review: Great Big Butter Cookbook or The Strang Cancer Prevention Center Cookbook

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Companion

Author: Edward Whalen

Your one-volume guide to planning, deployment, administration, and support.

Get your mission-critical databases up and running quickly with this essential, single-volume guide. This comprehensive administrator's reference details features and capabilities of SQL Server 2005—including how to implement business intelligence applications. It delivers the easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job-results.

Discover how to:
•Perform an installation or upgrade, and configure it on the network
•Plan and configure the I/O subsystem and model system capacity
•Create and maintain databases, tables, views, and indexes
•Administer transactions, deadlocks, and isolation levels
•Manage users with logins, user IDs, schemas, permissions, and roles
•Implement failover clustering, log shipping, and database mirroring for high availability
•Manage and tune snapshot, transactional, and merge replication
•Administer SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services
•Monitor, troubleshoot, and fine-tune performance

Includes a CD with a fully searchable eBook.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed or Spore Limited Edition Bundle

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed

Author: Sherry Bishop

Whether you're looking for a step-by-step guide to introduce you to Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or a solid reference to assist you as you continue your work in web design, this is the resource you've been looking for! Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed uses detailed, vibrant illustrations, clear, straightforward lessons, and real-world case studies to provide an overview of the Dreamweaver interface and how to use it effectively. This latest edition includes expanded content on using CSS, inserting video files, using Adobe Bridge CS3, conducting browser compatibility checks and more, reflecting the most recent updates to the Dreamweaver software, as well as those that have occurred in the larger environment of web design. Sidebars throughout the book incorporate basic web design principles, providing readers with a skill set that goes beyond the software interface and can be applied in a variety of situations.

Table of Contents:
1. Getting Started with Dreamweaver 2. Developing a Web Page 3. Working with Text and Graphics 4. Working with Links 5. Working with Tables 6. Managing and Publishing a Web Site 7. Collecting Data with Forms 8. Using Cascading Style Sheets 9. Positioning Objects with Layers 10. Adding Media Objects 11. Creating and Using Templates 12. Working with Library Items and Snippets

Look this: The Capitation SourceBook or Electricity 2

Spore Limited Edition Bundle: Prima Official Game Guide

Author: Prima Games

The Evolution Includes:
Concept art sketches from every stage of the game.
•Exclusive introduction from Will Wright.
•Hear it from the Spore team in their own words!
Lost levels, designer tools, hilarious anecdotes, and more behind-the-scene glimpses than you can shake a flagella at!

The Official Game Guide Includes:
•Exclusive Spore poster and comic!
•Make cool creatures, fantastical buildings, and strange vehicles with our expert modeling tips.
•Follow the evolution of our Spore from single-celled Lumpy to Space RangerVonClumpy!
•Full catalog of creator parts, complete with stats and tips for use.
•Super abilities, achievements, and enough detail to please any evolved tool user.

Introducing Windows Server 2008 or The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Introducing Windows Server 2008

Author: Mitch Tulloch

Take a first look at the next generation of Windows Server-with insights direct from the popular author and Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch and the Microsoft Windows Server team. With this insider's introduction, you will get to preview and evaluate Windows Server code name "Longhorn." You will learn how to use new features that help you improve security, performance, reliability, and operational efficiency, as well as how to automate deployment and administration. Examine Windows Hypervisor virtualization, Windows Deployment Services, Internet Information Services 7.0, Windows PowerShell™, Network Access Protection, and other security features. Take a guided preview from the experts and get ready to plan for deployment and perform your first upgrades and migrations to Windows Server code name "Longhorn."

Interesting textbook: A 186 Building Homebrew Equipment or Soups Stews Quickbreads

The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

Author: Eric S Raymond

"This is how we did it."
-Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel

It all started with a series of odd statistics. The leading challenger to Microsoft's stranglehold on the computer industry is an operating system called Linux, the product of thousands of volunteer programmers who collaborate over the Internet. The software behind a majority of all the world's web sites doesn't come from a big company either, but from a loosely coordinated group of volunteer programmers called the Apache Group. The Internet itself, and much of its core software, was developed through a process of networked collaboration.

The key to these stunning successes is a movement that has come to be called open source, because it depends on the ability of programmers to freely share their program source code so that others can improve it. In 1997, Eric S. Raymond outlined the core principles of this movement in a manifesto called The Cathedral and the Bazaar, which was published and freely redistributed over the Internet.

Mr. Raymond's thinking electrified the computer industry. He argues that the development of the Linux operating system by a loose confederation of thousands of programmers-without central project management or control-turns on its head everything we thought we knew about software project management. Internet-enabled collaboration and free information sharing, not monopolistic control, is the key to innovation and product quality.

This idea was interesting to more than programmers and software project leaders. It suggested a whole new way of doing business, and the possibility of unprecedented shifts in the power structures of the computer


The rush to capitalize on the idea of open source started with Netscape's decision to release its flagship Netscape Navigator product under open source licensing terms in early 1998. Before long, Fortune 500 companies like Intel, IBM, and Oracle were joining the party. By August 1999, when the leading Linux distributor, Red Hat Software, made its hugely successful public stock offering, it had become clear that open source was "the next big thing" in the computer industry.

This revolutionary book starts out with A Brief History of Hackerdom-the historical roots of the open-source movement-and details the events that led to the recognition of the power of open source. It contains the full text of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, updated and expanded for this book, plus Mr. Raymond's other key essays on the social and economic dynamics of open-source software development.

Open source is the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. The Cathedral and the Bazaar is a must for anyone who cares about the computer industry or the dynamics of the information economy. Already, billions of dollars have been made and lost based on the ideas in this book. Its conclusions will be studied, debated, and implemented for years to come.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Vintage Type or Organizing and Editing Your Photos with Picasa

New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age

Author: Steven Heller

Retro is the new modern. And nowhere is that fact more evident than in typography, which today uses vintage type in ads, book and magazine design, movies, and everywhere words convey meaning. Viewers may not even realize that the type itself conveys mood, information, and a sense of style, but graphic designers know the power of vintage type. Now the world’s foremost historian of graphic design presents New Vintage Type, a remarkable rethinking and rediscovery of old and classic typefaces for today’s modern needs. Hundreds of amazing, astounding, and obscure examples from around the world are gathered here, organized into five historically and stylistically grouped sections: the Victorian Age, the Woodtype Era, Art Deco Style, Modern Movement, and the Eccentric Movement. With hundreds of lively and one-of-a-kind examples, plus informed, intriguing text, New Vintage Type is the graphic designer’s guide to choosing and using vintage type for maximum impact.

Read also United States Government Civics or Police Officer Exam

Organizing and Editing Your Photos with Picasa: Visual QuickProject Guide

Author: Steve Schwartz

If you're looking for an easy way to find photos on your PC, make a few editing fixes, and then share your images with others, look no further. Picasa, available as a free download from, makes it easy to instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures in seconds and sorts them into albums. From there, you can apply basic edits to your photos, burn them to CD, post them on your blog, or email them to friends. In this colorful, compact guide, author Steve Schwartz starts at the beginning, walking readers through the Picasa interface and showing readers how to set preferences. From there, he launches into the heart of this book, offering project-based instruction for organizing, viewing, and editing your photos, and then shows you how to use Picasa's built-in tools to print, email, or order professional prints of your images. In addition, readers will learn how to share their photos instantly with Hello, Picasa's free instant messaging software. Throughout the book, full-page, full-color screen shots and simple, step-by-step instructions lead readers through several projects, such as saving an image to the Windows desktop, creating a screensaver, making movies, generating photo-based Web pages, running a slideshow, and creating posters, collages, and contact sheets.

Table of Contents:
1Installing the software1
2Picasa essentials11
3Viewing photos31
4Organizing pictures45
5Editing photos : basic fixes and tuning69
6Editing photos : effects81
7Printing and emailing photos97
8Special features and projects107
9Saving and backing up photos115
10Sharing photos with Hello127

Marketing to the Social Web or Excel 2003 Formulas

Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Customer Communities Build Your Business

Author: Larry Weber

Praise for Marketing to the Social Web

"Weber understands that the world is going digital and that competitive advantage will accrue to those who understand the transformation. CEOs should heed this transformation and learn from Weber's insights how to navigate this new landscape to fully maximize their business opportunities."
-Mark Fuller, Chairman, Monitor Group

"Consumers are using technology to grab power from companies, the media, and the government. Marketing to the Social Web succinctly outlines how institutions can survive and win in this chaotic new world, and lays out the revised rules of engagement-ignore them at your peril."
-George F. Colony, CEO, Forrester Research, Inc.

"Larry has brought pragmatic and useful recommendations to help brand builders manage the complexity of social interaction in a digital age. I was pleased to read a book that actually suggests how to do something with social networks, instead of just ponder them."
-David Kenny, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Digitas Inc.

"Where's the allure of social 2.0? Brands can talk . . . customers talk louder! Digital influence has arrived."
-Jeff Taylor, CEO, Eons and Founder of

"Larry Weber provides a simple and effective roadmap of the new customer information highway. Marketing to the Social Web is a valuable tool that will give everyone the confidence and know-how to compete in this fast-growing marketplace of ideas."
-Steve Harris, Vice President, Global Communications, General Motors Corporation

"As all lines and boundaries are washed away by the Web, Weber describes how to become part of the sea versus the sand."
-NicholasNegroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child

Interesting book: Andrew Jackson or Blue Rage Black Redemption

Excel 2003 Formulas

Author: John Walkenbach

Everything you need to know about

• Mastering operators, error values, naming techniques, and absolute versus relative references

• Debugging formulas and using the auditing tools

• Importing and exporting XML files and mapping the data to specific cells

• Using Excel 2003’s rights management feature

• Working magic with array formulas

• Developing custom formulas to produce the results you need

Here’s the formula for Excel excellence

Formulas are the lifeblood of spreadsheets, and no one can bring a spreadsheet to life like John Walkenbach. In this detailed reference guide, he delves deeply into understanding, creating, and applying formulas in everything from basic workbooks to charts, pivot tables, and more advanced Excel applications. He examines financial formulas, explores the many options made possible with array formulas, teaches you to develop custom worksheet functions with VBA, and much more. Once again, "Mr. Spreadsheet" will astound you with the breadth and depth of Excel’s capacity.

CD-ROM Includes

• Trial version of the author’s award-winning Power Utility Pak 5

• More than 90 sample workbooks illustrating key formula concepts

Table of Contents:
Pt. IBasic Information
Ch. 1Excel in a Nutshell3
Ch. 2Basic Facts about Formulas29
Ch. 3Working with Names55
Pt. IIUsing Functions in Your Formulas
Ch. 4Introducing Worksheet Functions95
Ch. 5Manipulating Text111
Ch. 6Working with Dates and Times135
Ch. 7Counting and Summing Techniques175
Ch. 8Using Lookup Functions207
Ch. 9Databases and Lists233
Ch. 10Miscellaneous Calculations267
Pt. IIIFinancial Formulas
Ch. 11Introducing Financial Formulas293
Ch. 12Discounting and Depreciation Financial Functions333
Ch. 13Advanced Uses of Financial Functions and Formulas357
Pt. IVArray Formulas
Ch. 14Introducing Arrays383
Ch. 15Performing Magic with Array Formulas405
Pt. VMiscellaneous Formula Techniques
Ch. 16Intentional Circular References433
Ch. 17Charting Techniques449
Ch. 18Pivot Tables497
Ch. 19Conditional Formatting and Data Validation521
Ch. 20Creating Megaformulas547
Ch. 21Tools and Methods for Debugging Formulas569
Pt. VIDeveloping Custom Worksheet Functions
Ch. 22Introducing VBA597
Ch. 23Function Procedure Basics609
Ch. 24VBA Programming Concepts629
Ch. 25VBA Custom Function Examples663
App. A: Working with Imported 1-2-3 Files709
App. B: Excel Function Reference717
App. C: Using Custom Number Formats735
App. D: Additional Excel Resources761
App. E: What's on the CD-ROM769
End-User License Agreement829

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Multiple Streams of Internet Income or Agile Software Development with SCRUM

Multiple Streams of Internet Income: How Ordinary People Make Extraordinary Money Online

Author: Robert G Allen

Praise for the first edition of Multiple Streams of Internet Income

"If ever the world needed some help to succeed on the Internet, this is the moment. Robert Allen's new book is just in time to save the day."
—Jack Trout, President, Trout & Partners, of Differentiate or Die

"Earning money . . . serious money, is no different than piloting a jet aircraft or baking an apple pie. You have to learn how and you must understand what you're doing. Robert Allen is a master flight instructor if you want your income to soar. He knows what ninety-eight percent of our population have proven they don't know. Read this book and follow his advice. In a relatively short period of time, you will become wealthy and be amazed at how much free time you have when you never have to worry about money."
—Bob Proctor, author of the bestseller You Were Born Rich

"The only thing better than the promise in the title of Robert Allen's wonderful Multiple Streams of Internet Income is the enlightening information in the book itself. And the only thing better than the book is the life a reader can lead after reading the book and taking the actions that are suggested. Of all the books I've read about earning money online, this one tops the list for a multiple stream of reasons."
—Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the Guerrilla Marketing series

"Robert Allen has done it again! Multiple Streams of Internet Income is an exciting look into the many creative things you can do with your money in today's new economy. I can't wait to use its wisdom!"
—Ken Blanchard, coauthorof The One Minute Manager® and Big Bucks!

"Information is less expensive to manufacture, promote, and ship than hard products such as running shoes and CDs. Robert Allen shares how you can apply Internet technology to selling information: books, reports, articles, seminars, speeches, and consulting. There are a lot of fluff books on e-commerce. This one is detailed, accurate, and readable. Multiple Streams of Internet Income is not just a book, it's a complete and hands-on course in advanced commerce. Congratulations."
—Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Online Success: Money While You Sleep1
Chapter 1Show Me the E-Money: How to Earn $24,000 in 24 Hours5
Chapter 2Crossing the Digital Divide: How to Guarantee Your Success on the Internet13
Chapter 3Internet Marketing 101: A Few Simple Strategies Can Make You Rich31
Chapter 4Internet Marketing 201: 12 Powerful Principles for Creating a Feeding Frenzy45
Chapter 5Internet Marketing 301: Going Deep--The Secret to Online Streams of Income57
Chapter 6Netpreneurs, Start Your Search Engines! Six Powerful Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Site73
Chapter 7Online Mar-Ka-Ching! Six Major Ways to Make Money from Your Site99
Chapter 8Beyond Stickiness: Nine Magnetic Ways to Keep 'em Coming Back for More119
Chapter 9Ready. Set. Launch. How Fast Can You Go from Zero to Cash?135
Chapter 10Online Stream #1. Joint Ventures: High-Leverage Ways to Make a Fortune Online151
Chapter 11Online Stream #2. Affiliate Programs: Cash In by Selling Other People's Stuff171
Chapter 12Online Stream #3. Selling Information: Turn Your Ideas into Steady Streams of Cash Flow199
Chapter 13Online Stream #4. Eyeballs for Sale: Making Advertising Pay227
Chapter 14Online Stream #5. Picks and Shovels: Making Money from the Infrastructure of the Net239
Chapter 15Onlone Stream #6. Treasure Hunting: Turning Junk into Cash with Auctions251
Chapter 16Automatic Pilot: Making Money 24/7/365271

New interesting book: Sonoma Diet Cookbook or Chinese Natural Cures

Agile Software Development with SCRUM

Author: Ken Schwaber

Arguably the most important book about managing technology and systems development efforts, this book describes building systems using the deceptively simple process, Scrum. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software.

  • Learn how to immediately start producing software incrementally regardless of existing engineering practices or methodologies
  • Learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes
  • Learn how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper
  • Learn why Agile processes work and how to manage them
  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes


A deceptively simple process called Scrum, a new approach to systems development projects, is described here. Application development managers will learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes with Scrum, how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper, how to understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes, and why Agile processes work and how to manage them. Material is of interest to the software development community at large. Schwaber is president of a software development consultancy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Friday, December 26, 2008

Core Java or Computer Organization and Design

Core Java: Advanced Features, Vol. 2

Author: Cay Horstmann

The revised edition of the classic Core Java™, Volume II–Advanced Features, covers advanced user-interface programming and the enterprise features of the Java SE 6 platform. Like Volume I (which covers the core language and library features), this volume has been updated for Java SE 6 and new coverage is highlighted throughout. All sample programs have been carefully crafted to illustrate the latest programming techniques, displaying best-practices solutions to the types of real-world problems professional developers encounter.

Volume II includes new sections on the StAX API, JDBC 4, compiler API, scripting framework, splash screen and tray APIs, and many other Java SE 6 enhancements. In this book, the authors focus on the more advanced features of the Java language, including complete coverage of 

  • Streams and Files
  • Networking
  • Database programming
  • XML
  • JNDI and LDAP
  • Internationalization
  • Advanced GUI components
  • Java 2D and advanced AWT
  • JavaBeans
  • Security
  • RMI and Web services
  • Collections
  • Annotations
  • Native methods

For thorough coverage of Java fundamentals–including interfaces and inner classes, GUI programming with Swing, exception handling, generics, collections, and concurrency–look for the eighth edition of Core Java™, Volume I–Fundamentals .

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Streams and Files

Chapter 2: XML

Chapter 3: Networking

Chapter 4: Database Programming

Chapter 5: Internationalization

Chapter 6: Advanced Swing

Chapter 7: Advanced AWT

Chapter 8: JavaBeans Components

Chapter 9: Security

Chapter 10: Distributed Objects

Chapter 11: Scripting, Compiling, and Annotation Processing

Chapter 12: Native Methods


Interesting book: Secret Lives of the First Ladies or Blood Brothers

Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface

Author: David A Patterson

What's New in the Third Edition, Revised Printing

The same great book gets better! This revised printing features all of the original content along with these additional features:

• Appendix A (Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator) has been moved from the CD-ROM into the printed book

• Corrections and bug fixes

Third Edition features

New pedagogical features

•Understanding Program Performance
-Analyzes key performance issues from the programmer's perspective
•Check Yourself Questions
-Helps students assess their understanding of key points of a section
•Computers In the Real World
-Illustrates the diversity of applications of computing technology beyond traditional desktop and servers
•For More Practice
-Provides students with additional problems they can tackle
•In More Depth
-Presents new information and challenging exercises for the advanced student

New reference features

•Highlighted glossary terms and definitions appear on the book page, as bold-faced entries in the index, and as a separate and searchable reference on the CD.
•A complete index of the material in the book and on the CD appears in the printed index and the CD includes a fully searchable version of the same index.
•Historical Perspectives and Further Readings have been updated and expanded to include the history of software R&D.
•CD-Library provides materials collected from the web which directly support the text.

In addition to thoroughly updating every aspect of the text to reflect the most currentcomputing technology, the third edition

•Uses standard 32-bit MIPS 32 as the primary teaching ISA.
•Presents the assembler-to-HLL translations in both C and Java.
•Highlights the latest developments in architecture in Real Stuff sections:
-Intel IA-32
-Power PC 604
-Google's PC cluster
-Pentium P4
-SPEC CPU2000 benchmark suite for processors
-SPEC Web99 benchmark for web servers
-EEMBC benchmark for embedded systems
-AMD Opteron memory hierarchy
-AMD vs. 1A-64

New support for distinct course goals

Many of the adopters who have used our book throughout its two editions are refining their courses with a greater hardware or software focus. We have provided new material to support these course goals:

New material to support a Hardware Focus

•Using logic design conventions
•Designing with hardware description languages
•Advanced pipelining
•Designing with FPGAs
•HDL simulators and tutorials
•Xilinx CAD tools

New material to support a Software Focus

•How compilers work
•How to optimize compilers
•How to implement object oriented languages
•MIPS simulator and tutorial
•History sections on programming languages, compilers, operating systems and databases

On the CD

NEW: Search function to search for content on both the CD-ROM and the printed text
•CD-Bars: Full length sections that are introduced in the book and presented on the CD
•CD-Appendixes: Appendices B-D
•CD-Library: Materials collected from the web which directly support the text
•CD-Exercises: For More Practice provides exercises and solutions for self-study
•In More Depth presents new information and challenging exercises for the advanced or curious student
•Glossary: Terms that are defined in the text are collected in this searchable reference
•Further Reading: References are organized by the chapter they support
•Software: HDL simulators, MIPS simulators, and FPGA design tools
•Tutorials: SPIM, Verilog, and VHDL
•Additional Support: Processor Models, Labs, Homeworks, Index covering the book and CD contents

Instructor Support

Instructor support provided on

•Solutions to all the exercises
•Figures from the book in a number of formats
•Lecture slides prepared by the authors and other instructors
•Lecture notes

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

CLR Via C or Why Mr Right Cant Find You

CLR Via C#

Author: Jeffrey Richter

In this new edition of Jeffrey Richter's popular Applied Microsoft .NET Framework Programming, you get focused, pragmatic guidance on how to exploit the common language runtime (CLR) functionality in .NET Framework 2.0 for applications of all types-from Web Forms, Windows Forms, and Web services to solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft code names "Avalon" and "Indigo", consoles, NT Service, and more. Targeted to advanced developers and software designers, this book takes you under the covers of .NET for an in-depth understanding of its structure, functions, and operational components, demonstrating the most practical ways to apply this knowledge to your own development efforts. You'll master fundamental design tenets for .NET, and get hands-on insights for creating high-performance applications more easily and efficiently. The book features extensive code examples in Microsoft Visual C# 2005.

Interesting textbook: Law and Aging or Microeconomics

Why Mr. Right Can't Find You: The Surprising Answers That Will Change Your Life--And His

Author: J M Kearns

"If you've been on the lookout for ages but still haven't found the One, this is for you... you'll be in the arms of your true love in no time!" - OK! Magazine

Mr. Right is out there now - and the woman he wants is You.

Yes, you are right now.

Why Mr. Right Can't Find You exposes the classic myths of dating and reveals the surprising secrets of true compatibility. giving you the tools to eliminate the Mr. Wrongs and, more importantly. to recognize the perfect man for you. No more playing games or second-guessing. with this book you will discover that any time is the right time to meet Mr. Right, that online dating can be the most successful way to find a partner, and, above all, that you ideal mate is out there now, looking for you. You just have to give him a little help...and this book tells you how.

Witty and down-to-earth, this practical guide will turn everything you thought you knew about mating and dating on its head.

Publishers Weekly

Practical, encouraging and giddily optimistic, regular guy Kearns is convinced that "the world is full of lonely winners," but that the hunt for Mr. Right is often unsuccessful because women are taught, consciously and otherwise, not to make themselves available, and thus "don't give themselves enough of a choice." Kearns directs the lovelorn to embrace every opportunity to meet people, no matter how trivial the occasion, and not just when you're "ready for a Vogue cover shot." As women's own barriers to meeting people are the first that must come down, Kearns gently undermines the conventions and insecurities that keep them from actively and effectively seeking a mate, including self-defeating myths ("Serious relationships never begin in bars") and media-inspired body-image issues. Part one takes apart the myriad rituals of courtship, including chapters on "How Women Choose Men" and vice-versa, "The Perfect Place to Meet" and "Going Out Alone." He then tackles the "True and False Signs of Compatibility" across a number of axes (sense of humor, sex, goals), and devotes part three to destigmatizing and demystifying the online dating scene with a detailed step-by-step primer. Personal anecdotes round out this thorough, thoughtful and entirely upbeat dating guide.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents:


Part One: Finding Mr. Right in the Real World.

1. Is There really a Mr. Right For You?

2. Before You Can Mate, You Have to Meet.

3. How Men Choose Women.

4. How Women Choose Men.

5. The Perfect Place to Meet.

6. The Truth About Bars.

7. Why Women Don't Go To Bars Alone.

8. Going Out Alone.

9. A Chapter In Transition.

Part Two: Recognizing Mr. Right: The True and False Signs of Compatibility.

10. Compatibility 101.

11. Compatibility 21.

12. Personality and Emotional Makeup.

13. Sense of Humor.

14. Sexual Compatibility.

15. Body Issues.

16. Life Goals and Agenda.

17. Culture.

18. Family and Other Values.

Part Three: Finding Mr. Right Online.

19. Why Online is the Answer to Your Prayers.

20. Overview of the Process.

21. Look Before You Pay.

22. Headline and Introduction.

23. Photo Philosophy.

24. A Good Photo.

25. Honesty and Body Image.

26. Choosing a Dating Site.

27. Matchmaking Sites.

28. Getting to Know Him.

29. The First In-Person Meeting.


Microsoft Office Access 2007 Step by Step or World of Warcraft Atlas

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Step by Step

Author: Steve Lambert

The smart way to learn Office Access 2007-one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting help to master the fundamentals of working with the latest version of Access, including how to navigate the new user interface. You will discover how to create a database, produce forms, reports, and queries, and how to filter data. You'll also learn how to restrict data access, how to customize your database and how to use VBA to create Web pages based on your data-plus more. With Step By Step, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes a companion CD with hands-on practice files.

New interesting textbook: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book or Cooking at the Kasbah

World of Warcraft Atlas

Author: BradyGames

BradyGames’ World of Warcraft Atlas, Second Edition includes the following:

  • EVERY REGION AND CITY MAP: Every region map includes its sub-regions, connections to other regions, dungeons, and towns – everything needed for players to make their way through Azeroth!  Special “lay-flat” binding showcases maps in their full glory.

  • EXCLUSIVE TOWN MAPS: These hand-drawn maps include callouts for everyone in the towns.  They’re the perfect highlights for specific NCP locations!

  • EXHAUSTIVE INDEX: Complete listing of all NCPs, named enemies, and beasts – along with their locations on map grids for easy use.  Supplemental listings of resources, trainers, and vendors offer even more information.

  • UPDATED WORLD MAP: World map marks flight paths, main cities, instance dungeons, and battleground locations!

Platform: PC


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book or Digital Nature Photography

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book

Author: Adobe Creative Team

This thorough guide to Adobe Illustrator CS3 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of Adobe's powerful vector drawing software. Using clear, step-by-step lessons, each chapter contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of the software, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and skills. Adobe Illustrator CS3 is jam-packed with new features and enhancements, including Live Color, a new environment that enables users to explore, apply, and save custom color configurations; improved integration with Adobe Flash CS3, which ensures that your vector illustrations import effortlessly to Flash with their anchor point positions, layers, and paths intact; a new Eraser tool, which lets users quickly modify objects or create entirely new shapes; a new Crop Area tool, which lets users set up a workspace so that it's automatically primed for the type of media that will display their design, whether it's print, Web, video, or film; new document profiles, newly improved drawing tools and controls, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to Adobe Illustrator or are looking for a project-based tutorial to familiarize yourself with Illustrator CS3's new features, this book provides you with the key techniques and tips you need to get the most out of this software.

Digital Nature Photography

Author: Jonathan Cox

Digital photography is one of the late 20th century's most innovative technologies. In 2000, digital cameras outsold traditional film format cameras 4:1. As the quality of digital images increases and the price decreases—and as more highly regarded photographers work almost exclusively in digital—this trend can only continue.

Digital Nature Photography is the definitive how-to book on photographing nature with a digital camera. Focusing primarily on the art of taking the picture in the field—rather than just manipulating the image after it has been shot—this comprehensive guide is geared to the nature photographer who is fairly new to the world of digital cameras. Packed with step-by-step directions and resplendent full-color examples from the author's own body of work, readers will receive hands-on practice with lighting, composition, landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, animal portraits, close-ups, manipulating and storing images, and much more. The essential reference for every level of photographer, Digital Nature Photography guides the reader through a magnificent and unique visual experience into the natural world.

  • Combines two of the hottest areas in photography into one comprehensive guide
  • Author is known as an early pioneer in digital field photography, with an incredible body of work
  • Filled with 200 dazzling examples from the author's own work
  • Digital photography is becoming more and more popular among nature photographers

    Jonathan Cox, who has a degree in entomology and plant pathology, is a renowned photographer, stock shooter, and naturalist who specializes in wildlife, nature, and adventure photography. He teaches nature/wildlife photography for the University of Delaware and runs a digital photography business. He is also widely published in all the major photography magazines, appearing most frequently as a staff writer and adventure photographer for Digital Camera. He lives in Unionville, PA.

    In a sea of techie digital photography books this one stands out for what it is not. It's not full of digital jargon. In fact this book is more an introduction to photography than anything else. It just so happens that Cox equipment of choice is digital; and as an introduction to photography Cox does an excellent job. His writing style is conversational and approachable. The images are stunning. The approach will set the new photographer at ease as he progresses through the basics, into composition, and finally into manipulating your images in the computer. This step also is in refreshingly plain English.

    Digital can be a wonderful learning tool because of its instant feedback. If you know an aspiring photographer buy them this book. By the time they're finished they may be teaching you a thing or two.

    Digital Camera Magazine

    Learn the secrets of Digital's Camera Magazine's very own Adventure Photographer, Jon Cox. This beautifully illustrated paperbound book will inspire and educate outdoor digital photographers at any level of experience.

    For those who spend any time at all in the NPN image critique galleries, they will recognize that digital capture has taken the nature photography community by storm. In just a few short years, digital capture has gone from a curiosity to an accepted method of photography.

    As with any new technology, the equipment and processes associated with digital capture are significantly different in many aspects as compared to film media. Even for experienced photographers, the move to digital capture brings with it a significant learning curve.

    Digital Nature Photography by Jon Cox is a comprehensive guide to the use of digital capture for nature photography, with chapters on equipment selection, field technique and digital manipulation. The book also covers subjects such as basic photo techniques, composition, and light and color, making it an ideal resource for those taking their first steps into the world of nature photography with digital camera in hand.

    Vividlight - Jonathan Cox

    In a sea of techie digital photography books this one stands out for what it is not. It's not full of digital jargon. In fact this book is more an introduction to photography than anything else. It just so happens that Cox equipment of choice is digital; and as an introduction to photography Cox does an excellent job. His writing style is conversational and approachable. The images are stunning. The approach will set the new photographer at ease as he progresses through the basics, into composition, and finally into manipulating your images in the computer. This step also is in refreshingly plain English.

    Digital can be a wonderful learning tool because of its instant feedback. If you know an aspiring photographer buy them this book. By the time they're finished they may be teaching you a thing or two.

    Shutterbug Magazine

    Amphoto wisely chose Jon Cox to write this book and while it's a big subject to cover in 160 pages, he does a great job combining practical tips with wonderful photographs to provide an introduction to digital nature photography. Instead of trying to convince us he's the next Stephen King, there are lots of large photographs with text emphasizing how they were made. His respect for the readers includes caption notations if images were made in captivity, but that didn't change the cuteness of his photograph of a wolf licking a friend's face. You'll agree that Cox's photographs are amazing, especially when you see the image of a bull elk made in Yellowstone with a Nikon 995 point-and-shoot. This is a wonderfully useful book on creating nature photographs for the nature lover in all of us.

    Library Journal

    In this beautifully illustrated book, Cox addresses both landscape and wildlife photography. He first deals with equipment and basic techniques, then devotes separate chapters to light and color, composition, landscapes, sunrise and sunset, animal portraits, close-ups, action photography, and manipulation, followed by a useful glossary, listing of resources, and index. Although this is not a step-by-step guide, Cox does clearly explain how he as a highly skilled photographer goes about making superb photographs. The stunning samples provide some of the very best evidence of how digital images can match and often surpass traditional methods. The result is well worth the price, if only for the breathtaking photography. Libraries would be well served by both this and Clements's book (above), but Clements offers more practical guidance for amateur shooters, while Cox will inspire more experienced photographers to strive for exquisite images. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nmap Network Scanning or Windows Vista for Dummies Special DVD Bundle

Nmap Network Scanning

Author: Gordon Lyon

Nmap Network Scanning is the official guide to the Nmap Security Scanner, a free and open source utility used by millions of people for network discovery, administration, and security auditing. From explaining port scanning basics for novices to detailing low-level packet crafting methods used by advanced hackers, this book suits all levels of security and networking professionals. A 42-page reference guide documents every Nmap feature and option, while the rest of the book demonstrates how to apply those features to quickly solve real-world tasks. Examples and diagrams show actual communication on the wire.

Topics include subverting firewalls and intrusion detection systems, optimizing Nmap performance, and automating common networking tasks with the Nmap Scripting Engine. Hints and instructions are provided for common uses such as taking network inventory, penetration testing, detecting rogue wireless access points, and quashing network worm outbreaks. Nmap runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Nmap's original author, Gordon "Fyodor" Lyon, wrote this book to share everything he has learned about network scanning during more than 11 years of Nmap development. Visit for more information and sample chapters.

Windows Vista for Dummies, Special DVD Bundle

Author: Andy Rathbon

Included in this unique Dummies DVD bundle:

A specially created FREE video DVD, a $9.98 value, that walks you through the screens and tasks you’ll confront in Vista. With clear narration and step-by-step instructions linked to actions on the screen, you will find it’s like having a computer expert right beside you, making everything clearer and a lot less intimidating.

The accompanying book is the popular Windows Vista For Dummies bestseller, priced at $21.99, which has sold more than 13 million copies in all editions. Vista’s interface and tools represent some significant changes from previous versions, and even longtime Windows users will need help finding their way. This convenient package is a guided tour that both computer newbies and those who are accustomed to earlier versions of Windows will appreciate.

• Covers the new task-based Windows interface, upgraded security tools, new DVD authoring capabilities, and the revamped file system

• The video DVD, bestselling book, and bargain price make this the perfect package for a new generation of Windows users and upgraders