Description : Beginning Windows 10 takes you through the new features of this amazing new operating system, revealing some of its surprising capabilities, and helping you customize it to suit you. Whether you are new to Windows, or you want to get up to speed with the latest features and changes, this book has everything you need to get started. Author Mike Halsey shows you how to create an environment for school, work, and play that puts the important things at your fingertips, while combining them in ways you never thought possible. Learn how to carry your personalized Windows experience with you as part of your Microsoft account instead of having it tied to one device, while also keeping everything safe, secure and backed up, so you can enjoy peace of mind with your new PC. With the right start, your PC can become a tool that works for you, not against you, and leaves more of your time and energy free for the things that matter to you. Beginning Windows 10 shows you how. What You'll Learn About the ins and outs of the Windows 10 interface and its new features How to personalize your Windows experience to give trouble-free performance How to manage your Microsoft account across different devices and services in the home, at work, and on the move How to maximize your productivity with Windows 10 How to secure and configure Windows 10 to guarantee a safe and secure experience How to use, hack and manipulate Windows to enable advanced customization Who This Book Is For Beginning Windows 10 is for people new to Windows or who want to get up to speed with the latest version. This book also can help people who already know how to perform routine tasks learn how to get more out of Windows, their computer and their time. Whether you want to get up and running with Windows 10, or want to go to the next level and learn useful ways to minimize problems, maximize performance, and optimize your overall Windows experience, this book is for you.
Description : Learn everything you need to know about making Windows 10 easier to use, see, hear, touch, or read, whether you are using it yourself, setting it up for another person, teaching others about ease of use at work or in the home, or working with a variety of people with specific needs in the community. What You'll Learn: Manage accessibility in the Settings app, and make use of the Ease of Access Center Make your keyboard and mouse easier to use Make text and windows easier to read Use text or visual alternatives for sounds Use the narrator, and control it using touch and with the keyboard Use Cortana as a smart PC assistant Make use of Windows 10 shortcut keys, and touch and trackpad gestures Use and train the handwriting recognition feature Dictate or navigate using speech recognition Who This Book Is For:“/b> The audience for this book includes (but is not limited to) Windows users with special visual, auditory, motor, and cognitive needs, at home and in the workplace. It provides guidance for IT and management professionals who work with such users, as well as the community and statutory groups, organizations, colleges, universities, and government agencies that support them. It is also a guide for friends and family supporting elderly or disabled Windows users in the home, and for anyone else looking for advice on how to make their PC simpler, easier, more productive, and ultimately more enjoyable to use.
Description : Develop applications and experiences for Microsoft’s HoloLens and other Windows mixed reality devices. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery behind creating amazing augmented reality experiences. Mixed reality development tools and resources are provided. Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming clearly explains all the nuances of mixed reality software development. You'll learn how to create 3D objects and holograms, interact with holograms using voice commands and hand gestures, use spatial mapping and 3D spatial sound, build with Microsoft's HoloToolkit, create intuitive user interfaces, and make truly awe-inspiring mixed reality experiences. Start building the holographic future today! What You Will Learn Prototype ideas quickly Get started with Unity, the preferred tool for animating 3D objects. Explore where to find 3D models for your project, or make your own! Use spatial sound, voice commands, and gestures Build with the HoloToolkit to make apps the easy way Publish to the Windows Store and make money from your app Who This Book Is For Programmers with little or no graphics or mixed reality experience
Description : With Windows 10 arriving later in 2015, many questions remain to be answered, both for businesses and home users. Will it provide the compatibility of Windows XP, and the usability of Windows 7? Will it banish forever the problems associated with Windows 8? In this book, Windows expert, author and MVP Mike Halsey answers the questions you have and details hidden and improved features that can revolutionize your security, productivity and user experience. Whether you’re an IT professional considering or planning an upgrade to your company’s PCs or a Windows enthusiast eager to find out if Microsoft has finally built a truly modern Windows experience, Windows 10 Primer has the answers to all your most important questions.
Description : Learn how to troubleshoot Windows 10 the way the experts do, whatever device or form-factor you’re using. Focus on the problems that most commonly plague PC users and fix each one with a step-by-step approach that helps you understand the cause, the solution, and the tools required. Discover the connections between the different hardware and software in your devices, and how their bonds with external hardware, networks, and the Internet are more dependent than you think, and learn how to build resilience into any computer system, network, or device running Windows 10. If you're fed up of those nagging day-to-day issues, want to avoid costly repairs, or just want to learn more about how PCs work, Windows 10 Troubleshooting is your ideal one-stop guide to the Windows 10 operating system. What You Will Learn: Understand your PC’s ecosystem and how to connect the dots, so you can successfully track problems to their source Create resilient backups of your operating system, files, and documents, and enable quick and easy restore Learn your way around Windows' built-in administration tools, to quickly fix the typical problems that come up Diagnose and repair a wide range of common problems with printers and other essential peripherals Solve complex startup problems that can prevent a PC form booting Make your PC safe and secure for the whole family, and for everybody in your workplace Understand the threat from malware and viruses and a range of approaches to dealing with them, depending on the situation Bomb-proof your PC with advanced security, group policy, and firewall policies Learn the top Tips and tricks for researching difficult problems, including third-party tools and useful web resources Work with the registry, file system, and Sysinternals to troubleshooting PCs in the workplace Who This Book Is For: Anyone using Windows 10 on a desktop, laptop, or hybrid device
Description : Perfect for older adults who want to get started using computers, this book walks users through the basics of the Windows 10 operating system in an easy, step-by-step manner. The guide has been tested by seniors and is focused on acquiring practical skills including how to use the mouse, write letters and memos, send and receive email, and explore the internet. It offers additional exercises for practicing a variety of different tasks, a convenient reference section, and an extensive index, and there are instructional videos available online on the book's support website.
Description : Windows 8 has been described by Microsoft as its ‘boldest’ Windows release ever. Beginning Windows 8 takes you through the new features and helps you get more out of the familiar to reveal the possibilities for this amazing new operating system. You will learn, with non-technical language used throughout, how to get up and running in the new Windows interface, minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and harness the features you never knew existed to take control of your computer and enjoy the peace of mind and excitement that comes with it. From tips and tweaks to easy-to-follow guides and detailed descriptions, this book takes you inside Windows 8 to discover the true power and flexibility that lies within, and guides you at your own pace through getting the very best from it.
Description : Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional guides you through the tasks most new Linux users desire to perform while explaining potentially confusing concepts along the way. It provides an illustrated, step-by-step guide to Fedora installation and hardware configuration. You'll also learn how to install it alongside Windows, allowing you to switch between the operating systems at will. The book eases the transition from the Windows to the Linux desktop by focusing on key everyday tasks such as file management, peripheral configuration, MP3/video playback, and office tasks.