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Using the Windows 7 User Interface
By Robert Cowart, Brian Knittel
Dec 3, 2009
This chapter provides an introduction to the Windows 7 user interface to help previous Windows users up to speed quickly with all the changes.
(Remote) Controlling Your Windows XP PC
By Kulvir Singh Bhogal
Jul 15, 2005
Kulvir Bhogal shows you how to get to the next level of laziness with a low-cost remote control solution for Windows XP and Winamp.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Windows Security
By J. Peter Bruzzese
Aug 13, 2010
J. Peter Bruzzese provides insight into some examples of security enhancements in Windows you might (or might not) be aware of.
A Brief History of Microsoft Windows
By Michael Miller
Aug 3, 2009
Michael Miller is your tour guide for 25 years of Windows: from Windows 1.0 to Windows 7.
A Look at the Modern X Server
By David Chisnall
Dec 21, 2007
David Chisnall looks at the state of a modern X server and how it differs from its ancestor.
A Problem-Solving Pattern
By Pat Eyler
Jul 19, 2001
Pat Eyler discusses how to build a problem-solving pattern. This article will benefit those with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of networking presented in Networking Linux.
A Video Tour of Windows Live Essentials
By Michael Miller
Oct 30, 2009
Michael Miller introduces Windows Live Essentials, a suite of free software programs that can supplement the programs built into Microsoft Windows 7.
A Video Tour of Windows Media Center 7
By Michael Miller
Nov 16, 2009
Michael Miller discusses Windows Media Center, specifically the features that are new in Windows 7.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to OS X Mountain Lion: Using iCloud
By Yvonne Johnson
Sep 28, 2012
This chapter answers lots of questions about the iCloud: What is it? What does it do? Why do I want it? How can I get it? How does it work? How can I see what’s on the iCloud? How can I get more of it?
Accessing and Sharing Network Resources in Windows Vista
By Paul McFedries
May 28, 2008
This chapter explains how you can work, play, and connect with your fellow network users using Vista.
Accessing iCloud, Email, and the Web on Your MacBook
By John Ray
Oct 8, 2012
In this chapter, you learn how to use your MacBook to access Online Services such as the World Wide Web, email, and Apple's iCloud.
Accessing SQL 2000 via HTTP
By John Griffin
Oct 26, 2001
This sample chapter from XML and SQL Server discusses how the open-endedness of client/server architecture provides for enhanced extensibility. The HTTP protocol is examined for various ways to execute SQL statements against SQL Server.
Accessing Your Windows Vista Computer with Remote Desktop
By Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart
Feb 1, 2008
Robert Cowart and Brian Knittel explain how to remotely access your computer over the Internet using Remote Desktop.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
By Mark Edward Soper
Jan 15, 2013
This chapter shows how you can modify Windows 8 settings to customize your specific setup.
Apple Closes the OS Gap between Mac OS X and iDevices in Lion
By Yvonne Johnson
Jan 31, 2011
Lion, the seventh major release of Mac OS X in a decade, is due to be released in 2011. Mac expert Yvonne Johnson showcases OS X’s many features that were inspired by the operating system which runs the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
Application Compatibility for Vista
By Peter Ehm
Jan 11, 2008
Peter Ehm shows how to use the Windows Vista Program Compatibility Wizard to make old programs work under Vista.
Applications and the Dock in Mac OS X Tiger
By Todd Stauffer, Leo Laporte
Nov 4, 2005
In this chapter we'll take a look at how you get started with applications, some of the basic commands that you’ll find in nearly any Macintosh application, and one of the methods you’ll use for managing those applications—the Dock.
Arranging Your Work Area in Windows 8 Metro
By Katherine Murray
Nov 11, 2011
Katherine Murray gives us a look at the Windows 8 developer preview, showing how to launch and display apps, cycle through open programs, display a list of running apps, and use Snap to position more than one program on the screen at a time using touch, mouse, and keyboard.
Assigning Roles for Our Users in SQL Server 2000
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne discusses and defines SQL Server 2000's 10 basic database roles, which allow for different levels of access to the database.
Back to the Future: Using the SendtoX PowerToy in Windows XP
By Ed Tittel
Jun 14, 2002
In this article, Ed Tittel talks about his personal favorite — the SendToX PowerToy — which permits the copying or moving of files and folders from one location to any other location in a Windows file system more simply and directly than other ways can offer.

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