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by David A. Karp

Download Windows 98 Annoyances: Taking Charge of Windows 98 eBook
ISBN:
1565924177
Author:
David A. Karp
Category:
Operating Systems
Language:
English
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (November 9, 1998)
Pages:
468 pages
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Windows 98 Annoyances is, ultimately, about hacking Windows 98, never accepting anything as good enough, and always looking for a better way to do things. Karp provides excellent guidance to the Windows 98 power user.

Windows 98 Annoyances is, ultimately, about hacking Windows 98, never accepting anything as good enough, and always looking for a better way to do things.

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Windows 98 ships without its source code, but it's still possible to tweak it to look and behave the way you want

Or you consider Windows 98's central feature, its integration of Windows and the Web, to be a massive inconvenience.

Or you consider Windows 98's central feature, its integration of Windows and the Web, to be a massive inconvenience. With Windows 98 Annoyances, you can put an end to these and countless other annoyances. Given the book's format, which presents particular problems and immediately offers one or more solutions, you can quickly identify the Windows 98 features that most annoy you and equally quickly provide a fix for them.

I'm not sure what point this supports: that the process was easy because all this stuff was in one place (with a nice index); or that all OSs suck and Windows 10 (while an improvement) isn't an exception. Get dozens of book recommendations delivered straight to your inbox every Thursday.

If you have Win98 machines as clients, this should be a useful reference. It's an enjoyable reading experience, and you'll probably learn a thing or two. The book includes a CDROM with a demo version of the O'Reilly Windows 98 Utilities. If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.

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Windows 7 may be faster and more stable than Vista, but it's a far cry from problem-free. David A. Karp comes to the rescue with the latest in his popular Windows Annoyances series

Windows 7 may be faster and more stable than Vista, but it's a far cry from problem-free. Karp comes to the rescue with the latest in his popular Windows Annoyances series. This thorough guide gives you the tools you need to fix the troublesome. Windows 7 may be faster and more stable than Vista, but it's a far cry from problem-free.

Windows Me Annoyances, Paperback by Karp, David . ISBN 059600060X, ISBN-13 9780596000608, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Explains how to configure Windows Me for maximum control and flexibility, avoid the Home. ISBN 059600060X, ISBN-13 9780596000608, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Explains how to configure Windows Me for maximum control and flexibility, avoid the Home Networking and System Restore wizard, and use Windows Script Host to eliminate annoyances. Windows ME Annoyances by David A. Karp (Book, 2001). Brand new: lowest price.

An operating system is a piece of software that should do its work in the background while you do your work in the foreground. In an ideal world, that's precisely how an operating system would work. In our world, however, operating systems constantly get in our way. They annoy us. And few are more annoying than Microsoft Windows 98. Perhaps you're annoyed with the icons that Windows deposits on your desktop and that you never use. Or you're frustrated with the new elements of the Windows 98 interface. Or you consider Windows 98's central feature, its integration of Windows and the Web, to be a massive inconvenience.

With Windows 98 Annoyances, you can put an end to these and countless other annoyances. Given the book's format, which presents particular problems and immediately offers one or more solutions, you can quickly identify the Windows 98 features that most annoy you and equally quickly provide a fix for them. In the process, you'll take charge of Windows so that it works the way you want, rather than the way that Microsoft or some other software publisher has configured it.

Based on the author's extremely popular Windows Annoyances web site www.annoyances.org, Windows 98 Annoyances provides an authoritative collection of techniques for customizing Windows 98, including:

Useful keyboard shortcuts that let you work with Windows 98 more efficientlyTechniques for working with the Windows registry, the database of system and application-specific configuration informationAvailable third-party software and utilities that handle some of the more complex workarounds and customizationsDealing with software applications that overwrite your file associations without warningA discussion of scripting with the Windows Scripting Host as a means of eliminating many of the Windows 98's annoyances to be the definitive resource for customizing Windows 98.

  • Rolling Flipper
This book is a must have for all Windows98 users. It clearly defines the problems and offers easy fixes. It gives advice on tweaking Windows to get maximum performance. It offers time saving tips and is very easy to understand no matter what your computer experience level is. I plan to puchase the Win2000 book as soon as they publish it.
  • Leceri
In the several years since I switched from Mac OS to Windows 98 I've spent quite a lot of time on the phone with Dell tech support. Sometimes it's the hardware, occasionally it's the software, but often it's the operating system, Windows 98, that is giving me a problem. The Dell employee recommended this book to me, asserting that in his view and the view of his cohorts "Windows 98 Annoyances" is the best reference available for the wide variety of little problems, bigger puzzles, and flat-out mysteries that Windows 98 is so devilishly capable of posing to its zillions of users.
I like to read a book from start to finish, which you obviously do not need to do with this one. On the other hand Karp has explained and provided straightforward solutions to at least twenty obstacles, glitches, or difficulties I've encountered with Windows 98. There is a wealth of conceptual information here, too. In addition to responding awfully well to niggling problems, Karp also supplies the demystifying know-how that enables you to modify aspects of your set-up. It's terrific, there's a CD ROM with it, the index is a real index that is a tool and not a token - and I wish that I could personally thank that Dell tech support guy for giving me such great advice by recommending that I buy this book.
  • Kerry
Who thought Windows 98 was going to eliminate all the annoyances of Windows 95? Hardly. If anything, there are more annoyances with Windows 98 than ever before!
This is an excellent book. Think you know Windows 98? Read this book, and I think you'll discover more than you think. If Windows 98 is giving you fits, or you'd simply like to change a few things that just annoy you (who doesn't?), pick this one up. It's very simply an excellent reference tool for both Windows 98 users and anyone who administrates Windows 98 computers.
Fortunately, this book should be good for both the novice and the professionals. However, if you are a novice, just make sure you understand the instructions that are carefully laid out in the book. There is nothing at all complicated, but there are many examples of simple registry changes that could be bad news if you just rip through it. Take it line by line (few examples have more than 5-6 simple steps), and you'll have no trouble at all.
O'Reilly is truly an amazing book publisher. It's very uncommon to pick up one of their books and find even one error or lack of coverage. This book is NO EXCEPTION. O'Reilly makes a durable book with a clever binding called a RepKover. That's very important, something you'll discover after referring to O'Reilly books over & over & over again. These books are kept on the desktop or very nearby and used continuously.
  • Eng.Men
I really loved this book, it really tells you how to get around each and every limitation that's present in Windows. Some of these limitations are just plain bad design, while others are attempts to hide "confusing" concepts from the precious, fragile user. Also, like most O'Reilly books it is very entertaining and easy to read. It's not dry or overly technical, despite being very detailed and advanced.
In response to "A reader" from Ann Arbor, Michigan: I definitely agree that the anti-microsoft potshots wore very thin after a few pages, but I *definitely* don't think that makes it deserve a piddly two-stars.
As far as your other complaints, first of all, Windows is a very popular operating system, so you'd have to expect that some of his solutions might have been mentioned elsewhere, and they were probably discovered independently. Second of all, if you actually read anything other than the table of contents, you might have noticed that his suggestion to use DOS was only an alternative. He said that if you want to avoid the delete confirmation box, you can by right clicking Recycle Bin, properties, then unchecking the option for the confirmation box. But, he also said, that if you like the confirmation dialog, but don't want to go through 700 of them when deleting a directory, you can use the deltree command.
Besides, why do you look at DOS as separate from windows? DOS is just the windows command line, and that's what Karp was trying to say. Sometimes it's more appropriate to use the command line.
  • Kit
This book contains a lot of useful information arranged in a practical fashion, so that you can look up whatever problem you are having and find out how to fix it. It certainly does not contain everything, but it does contain a lot of valuable information. Despite the title, it should be clear that it is for all Win 98 users, not just for Microsoft-haters. This is one of three books that I keep handy for solving Windows problems. The O'Reilly web site has samples (and corrections!) for this book, so check it out if you are interested. I am very glad that I bought this book!