Complete Idiot’s Guide to COMPUTER BASICS–5th Edition
What the Publisher has to say: The fifth edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Computer Basics places the reader in charge of the computer, rather than the other way around, and places the focus on software troubleshooting rather than hardware techno-babble. The reader wants to do something practical with his or her computer—this book shows them how.·Covers basic office programs and how to manage photo, video, and music files
·Advice on safe web-surfing, including coverage of newsgroups, message boards, and mailing lists
·New green computing initiatives that help protect the environment
·Maintenance and upgrading information
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Website
Paul McFedries – Author
The essential guide for getting the internet traffic every small business owner needs. CD included.
What the Publisher has to say:Today’s small-business websites require advanced features that visitors expect: streaming video and audio; e-commerce; custom surveys, forms, and polls; and discussion groups. This book covers all the basics of creating and publicizing a successful webpage.
•Everything from design and publishing the site to automating and publicizing It
•Simple and easy how-to for small businesses and organizations that can’t afford a professional web designer
Retail Price: $24.95 (Paperback); $16.47 Amazon
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: Oh Yipee! Something that will actually help me write HTML for my blog, with an index and everything. I spend hours trolling the web trying to find out how to do simple HTML tasks. While this book is so much more than that—comes with a CD with tools that will cut your website construction time–I find it a useful reference manual.
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Microsoft Windows 7
Paul McFedries – Author
For Windows® users, 7 might just be their lucky number
What the Publisher has to say:This guide offers a smoother transition for users moving from an older version to Windows® 7. Along with simple step-by-step instructions and numerous useful examples, readers will learn how to: use new tools; find applications and files instantly; navigate efficiently; use wizards and dialogue boxes better; use the improved Windows firewall; get the most out of the new Explorer; and use the many new options.
•More than 90% of new Intel-based PCs—by far the dominant type—ship with Windows pre-installed
•Many users soon must update, with Microsoft no longer supporting XP after 2009
•Author teaches basic skills to newcomers and is widely recognized as an expert on Windows
Retail Price: $13. 47 (Paperback), $12.89 on Amazon.com
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: Okay, so I have Windows 7. Yeah, okay…what do I do with it. Why is it better? Well this book is helping me to understand what I can do–better. quicker, faster with Windows 7 by Microsoft. One thing I really liked was how each section has a little window called “Windows Wisdom” which points out enlightening factoids about the subject area being discussed!
What the Publisher has to say:For those short on cash, the free website Craigslist provides a wide range of money-making opportunities, from selling personal items to setting up an entrepreneurial business to finding a new job. This guide provides the best strategies, creative ideas, and inside tips for maximizing the selling, buying, and bartering potential on Craigslist.
•Maximizes opportunities of the over 500 Craigslist sites worldwide
•Over 40 million U.S. users and 12 billion page views each month, the eighth most-viewed English-language site in the world
•MSNBC report: large increase in items sold on Craigslist, even as economy slows
•A unique focus on money-making opportunities and job search capabilities within Craigslist
Retail Price: $16.95 (Paperback), $12.20 on Amazon.com
Chief Blonde’s Remarks: Yep! I love Craigslist–don’t you? Bought our most recent car off there! Also, sold our truck (3 days), van (3 hours), nasty old refrigerator (1 day), and swing set (2 weeks). It’s an amazing place but I always like to know how to do things better, don’t you? Like did you know that Craigslist is set up by city so that if you want to rent a temporary room or vacation home in a particular regions, you can just go to that region and VIOLA you have innumerable options. I especially like the author’s suggestions for integrating craiglsit with ebay!
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Learning Spanish-5th Edition
Gail Stein – Author
What the Publisher has to say:The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Learning Spanish, Fifth Edition, covers all aspects of grammar and useful travel information dealing with everything from shopping, visiting a doctor to banking, and much more.
*One of the best-selling titles in the entire series
*Includes an all-new CD that can be used with or without the book
*Spanish is spoken by 352 million people worldwide and is the official language of more countries in the world than any other language except English