Thursday, May 30, 2013

Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data 6e

Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data 6th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Samuel B. Green and Neil J. Salkind describe the most basic of SPSS techniques using step-by-step descriptions. This text presents statistical techniques and instruction on how to conduct statistical analyses, and explains in detail how to avoid all the obstacles common in the study of statistics.

The development of easy-to-use statistical software like SPSS has changed the way statistics is being taught and learned. Students can make transformations of variables, create graphs of distributions of variables, and select among statistical analyses all at the click of a button. However, even with these advancements, students sometimes still find statistics to be an arduous task.

They continue to be faced with many potential obstacles and they might feel overwhelmed and stressed rather than challenged and excited about the potential for mastering these important skills. Samuel Green and Neil Salkind have written a text to specifically address these issues.

Unit 1, “Getting Started with SPSS,” shows the student how to get started using SPSS, including a survey of the main menus, a description of how to use SPSS Help, and a brief tour of what SPSS can do. Unit 2, “Creating and Working with Data Files,” goes through the steps of defining variables, showing how data are entered and edited, how to use the data editor and the data view screens, how to print SPSS data files, and how to import and export information to and from SPSS.

Unit 3, “Working with Data,” describes how to find and replace data, recode and compute values, sort data, and merge and split files. Unit 4, the final unit in Part I, titled “Working with SPSS Charts and Output,” teaches the student how to create and enhance SPSS charts as well as how to work with SPSS output including pivot tables. SPSS Windows (version 15) and Macintosh (version 13) differ in the way that graphics are created and edited, and, thus, there is a separate section covering each, Unit 4A for Windows and Unit 4B for the Macintosh. SPSS is becoming increasingly cross-platform and if you know the Windows version, you can easily adapt to the Macintosh version (and vice versa).

Possible obstacles: Students can feel helpless. Although they can point and click, they are frequently confronted with new dialogue boxes with many decisions to make. The amount of output and numbers produced by any statistical procedure is overwhelming and difficult to interpret.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant, William R. Stanek

Windows Server 2012 Pocket Consultant PDF Download Ebook. William R. Stanek delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2012. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done--whether at your desk or in the field.

You get fast facts on these essential topics: managing servers running Windows Server 2012, creating user and group accounts, monitoring services, processes, and events, administering Active Directory, managing files, folders, drives, automating administrative tasks and policies, administering data sharing, security, and auditing, managing TCP/IP networking, implementing data backup and recovery, administering network printers and print services.

William has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert, an award-winning author, and a pretty-darn-good instructional trainer. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. He has written more than 100 books.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert and consultant.

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Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference by Russinovich

PDF Download Ebook. Mark E. Russinovich and Aaron Margosis describe the features and functions of dozens of free file, disk, process, security, and Windows management tools. And you’ll learn how to apply the book’s best practices to help resolve your own technical issues the way the experts do.

You can analyze CPU spikes, memory leaks, and other system problems, get a comprehensive view of file, disk, registry, process/thread, and network activity, diagnose and troubleshoot issues with Active Directory. There are complete guidelines to easily scan, disable, and remove autostart applications and components. Authors also show how to monitor application debug output, generate trigger-based memory dumps for application troubleshooting, audit and analyze file digital signatures, permissions, and other security information.

Readers are able to execute Sysinternals management tools on one or more remote computers and master Process Explorer, Process Monitor, and Autoruns. The book covers each of the tools and provides a full explanation of each; the two most useful tools (Process Explorer and Process Monitor) each get a chapter all their own, but even the most trivial of the utilities in the collection gets a page of coverage.

Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft's senior-most technical position. He joined the company when Microsoft acquired Winternals software, which he co-founded in 1996. He is also author of the popular Sysinternals tools. He is coauthor of the Windows Internals book series, a contributing editor for TechNet Magazine, and a senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine. He lives in Washington State with his wife, daughter, two dogs and two cats.

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Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Exam Ref 70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure PDF Download Ebook. Steve Suehring shows real-world mastery of enterprise server design and implementation. Designed for experienced, MCSA-certified professionals ready to advance their status, this text focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level.

Steve Suehring has been working with the Windows Server family in a professional capacity since NT 4. Steve’s experience includes Windows Server in an Internet hosting environment and a large-scale Windows Server deployment at a Fortune 1000 company. Steve has co-authored several Windows Server books and certification titles, including the Windows Server 2008 70-646 Training Kit.

Readers of this book are arguably experienced skilled System Administrators who are planning to take the 70-413 exam which counts as credit toward the MCSE certification. This means that you will probably not have a deep understanding of all topics described in this book, unless you have successfully achieved the MCSA certification or alternatively you have a corresponding job experience.

Main situations described in this book refer to advanced and complex configuration scenarios but, thanks to a good organization of the chapters, everyone without an MCSA certification who is willing to have a firmer understanding of particular topics of Windows Server 2012 can refer to specific chapters of this book. What I really liked in this book is that the author provides many links pointing to external study materials; this can result particularly useful if you want more information about a specific topic.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad

Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out PDF Download Ebook. Jeff Conrad and John Viescas offer hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Access 2010 -- and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

By reading this book, you will master essential data management and design techniques, import and link to data from spreadsheets, databases, text files, and other sources, use action queries to quickly insert, update, or delete entire sets of data, create custom forms to capture and display data, design reports to calculate, summarize, and highlight critical data--and learn advanced techniques.

This book also shows how to automate your application with macros and Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA), use Access Services to extend your database application to the Web and try out the sample client and web database applications in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Jeff Conrad, best known as the “Access Junkie,” is a Software Design Engineer in Test for the Access team at Microsoft. Jeff is the author of Microsoft Access 2010 Inside Out and co-author of Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out. He was also a Microsoft MVP from 2005 through 2007 before joining the Access test team. Jeff maintains a website with a wealth of information and resource links for those needing guidance with Access.

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Windows PowerShell in Action 2nd Edition, Bruce Payette

Windows PowerShell in Action 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Bruce Payette shows how to build scripts and utilities to automate system tasks or create powerful system management tools to handle the day-to-day tasks that drive a Windows administrator's life. This updated edition covers PowerShell V2 in detail, with full chapters on remoting, modules, events, and the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment.

While no prior knowledge of PowerShell is required, the reader should have some amount of scripting or programming experience. Windows PowerShell transformed the way administrators and developers interact with Windows, allowing them to script administrative tasks and control Windows from the command line. It's now a daily timesaver for anyone working with Windows Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, and other mission-critical tools.

PowerShell V2 added an enormous number of new features to the product. Similarly, this book represents a major expansion on the first edition. At nearly twice the length of the first book, it provides deep and detailed coverage of PowerShell V2. Sample chapters, the appendixes and code for the examples in the book can be downloaded from the Manning website.

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Chapter 1-PowerShell's history and a quick tour of its features.
Chapter 2-Foundations of PowerShell - the core concepts underlying the PowerShell language and execution environment.
Chapter 3-An introduction to the PowerShell type system and how it works.
Chapter 4-Operators and expressions including basic arithmetic, comparison and assignment, wildcard and regular expression pattern matching.
Chapter 5-Operations for working with arrays (indexing, slicing) and objects (properties and methods, output redirection, the formatting operator and PowerShell variables.
Chapter 6-PowerShell language constructs like conditional statements and loops.
Chapter 7-Basic scripting in PowerShell, introducing functions and variable scoping.
Chapter 8-How to write advanced functions and scripts using parameter metadata, dynamic parameters and how to create in-line help for your functions and scripts.
Chapter 9-Using and authoring PowerShell modules.
Chapter 10-Advanced topics in modules including how modules should be used in a production environment.
Chapter 11-Advanced scripting techniques covering metaprogramming, scriptblocks, dynamic modules and closures.
Chapter 12-PowerShell remoting - the basics of operation and application.
Chapter 13-Remoting in depth covering the protocol stack, custom configurations and constrained service endpoints.
Chapter 14 Error and exception handling.
Chapter 15 The PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment and debugger.
Chapter 16-Text processing such as basic string processing, file processing (including handling binary files) and working with XML documents including the use of the new XLinq APIs.
Chapter 17-Leveraging the .NET framework to do network programming and build GUIs in Windows Forms and WPF.
Chapter 18-Using COM to automate Windows features including the task scheduler and applications like Word and Internet Explorer.
Chapter 19-Using WMI and WSMan from the command line and in scripts to inspect, update and manage a Windows system.
Chapter 20-In-depth coverage and application of the PowerShell eventing subsystem.
Chapter 21-Security concepts and best practices for PowerShell

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Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step by John Sharp

Microsoft Visual C# 2012 Step by Step PDF Download Ebook. John Sharp shows how to build applications with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 and Visual Studio® 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for those with fundamental programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for mastering core C# language features and creating working applications and components for Windows®.

Readers discover how to work with variables, non-reserved identifiers, statements, operators, and methods, use the new application models provided by Windows 8 and the Windows Runtime, create interfaces and define abstract classes, manage errors and exception handling, use collection classes, work with databases by using DataBinding with the Entity Framework, respond to user input and gestures; gather input from devices and other sources.

You will know to handle events arising from multiple sources, develop your first Windows 8 apps. John Sharp is the author of Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Step by Step and Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Step by Step. An expert on developing applications with the Microsoft .NET Framework and interoperability issues, John has produced numerous tutorials, white papers, and presentations on distributed systems, web services, and the C# language.

John Sharp is a principal technologist working for Content Master Ltd inthe United Kingdom. He gained an honors degree in Computing from ImperialCollege, London. He has been developing software and writing trainingcourses, guides, and books for over 25 years. John has experience in a widerange of technologies, from database systems and UNIX through to C, C++,and C# applications for the .NET Framework, together with Java and JavaScriptdevelopment. Apart from six editions of C# Step By Step, he has authored several otherbooks, including Windows Communication Foundation Step By Step and the J# CoreReference.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pro Puppet by James Turnbull and Jeffrey McCune

Pro Puppet PDF Download Ebook. James Turnbull and Jeffrey McCune offer an in-depth guide to installing, using, and developing the popular configuration management tool Puppet. The book is a comprehensive follow-up to the previous title Pulling Strings with Puppet.

Puppet provides a way to automate everything from user management to server configuration. You'll learn how to create Puppet recipes, extend Puppet, and use Facter to gather configuration data from your servers. Puppet is a must-have tool for system administrators, and Pro Puppet will teach you how to maximize its capabilities and customize it for your environment.

This book shows how to install and configure Puppet to immediately start automating tasks and create reporting solutions. You learn insider tricks and techniques to better manage your infrastructure and become a Puppet expert! You’ll learn how to install Puppet on a variety of platforms, manage infrastructure with Puppet, scale Puppet to suit small, medium, and large organizations.

This book also shows how to integrate Puppet with other tools such as Cucumber and Nagios so readers discover advanced Puppet techniques to make managing your environment easier. You also learn how to develop and extend Puppet to suit your environment.

James Turnbull is the author of five technical books about open source software and a longtime member of the open source community. James authored the first and second books about Puppet, and works for Puppet Labs, running client services. James speaks regularly at conferences including OSCON,, FOSDEM, OpenSourceBridge, DevOpsDays and a number of others.

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Guide to UNIX Using Linux 4th Edition, Michael Palmer

Guide to UNIX Using Linux 4th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Michael Palmer offers clear, straightforward writing style and packed with step-by-step projects for direct, hands-on learning guide. It is the perfect resource for learning UNIX and Linux from the ground up.

Through the use of practical examples, end-of-chapter reviews, and interactive exercises, novice users are transformed into confident UNIX/Linux users who can employ utilities, master files, manage and query data, create scripts, access a network or the Internet, and navigate popular user interfaces and software. The updated 4th edition incorporates coverage of the latest versions of UNIX and Linux, including new versions of Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, and Ubuntu Linux.

A new chapter has also been added to cover basic networking utilities, and several other chapters have been expanded to include additional information on the KDE and GNOME desktops, as well as coverage of the popular office suite. With a strong focus on universal UNIX and Linux commands that are transferable to all versions of Linux, this book is a "must-have" for anyone seeking to develop their knowledge of these systems.

Syntax/Dissection boxes for every command offer readers a summarization of the syntax, its use, and its commonly used command options, to provide a study aid and quick reference. Hands-on projects at the end of each chapter provide clear, step-by-step practice for applying what has been learned. Discovery Exercises at the end of each chapter range from easy to challenging to encourage readers to continue to further their knowledge.

Free copy of most current distribution of Fedora Core (Linux) is included to complete hands-on projects and Discovery Exercises. Appendix includes a Syntax Guide to UNIX/Linux commands that covers purpose, options, and examples to serve as a comprehensive reference tool.

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A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6e

A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Mark G. Sobell explains Linux clearly and effectively, focusing on skills you’ll actually use as a user, programmer, or administrator. Now an even more versatile learning resource, this edition adds skill objectives at the beginning of each chapter.

Sobell assumes no prior Linux knowledge. He starts at the beginning and walks you through every topic and task that matters, using easy-to-understand examples. Step by step, you’ll learn how to install and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical user interface, provide file/print sharing, configure network servers, secure Linux desktops and networks, work with the command line, administer Linux efficiently, and even automate administration with Perl scripts.

Mark Sobell has taught hundreds of thousands of Linux and UNIX professionals. He knows every Linux nook and cranny—and he never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whatever you want to do with Linux—now or in the future—you’ll find it here.

This book is a very useful tool for anyone who wants to ‘look under the hood’ so to speak, and really start putting the power of Linux to work. What I find particularly frustrating about man pages is that they never include examples. Sobell, on the other hand, outlines very clearly what the command does and then gives several common, easy-to-understand examples that make it a breeze to start shell programming on one’s own. As with Sobell’s other works, this is simple, straightforward, and easy to read. It’s a great book and will stay on the shelf at easy arm’s reach for a long time.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide

BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner's Guide PDF Download Ebook. Vivek Ramachandran describes the concepts so readers understand the techniques to perform wireless attacks in your lab. Every new attack is described in the form of a lab exercise with rich illustrations of all the steps associated.

You will practically implement various attacks as you go along. If you are an IT security professional or a security consultant who wants to get started with wireless testing with Backtrack, or just plain inquisitive about wireless security and hacking, then this book is for you. The book assumes that you have familiarity with Backtrack and basic wireless concepts.

It is the first and only book that covers wireless testing with BackTrack. Concepts are explained with step-by-step practical sessions and rich illustrations. It will take you through the journey of becoming a Wireless hacker. You will learn various wireless testing methodologies taught using live examples, which you will implement throughout this book. The engaging practical sessions very gradually grow in complexity giving you enough time to ramp up before you get to advanced wireless attacks.

This book will take you through the basic concepts in Wireless and creating a lab environment for your experiments to the business of different lab sessions in wireless security basics, slowly turn on the heat and move to more complicated scenarios, and finally end your journey by conducting bleeding edge wireless attacks in your lab.

There are many interesting and new things that you will learn in this book – War Driving, WLAN packet sniffing, Network Scanning, Circumventing hidden SSIDs and MAC filters, bypassing Shared Authentication, Cracking WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption, Access Point MAC spoofing, Rogue Devices, Evil Twins, Denial of Service attacks, Viral SSIDs, Honeypot and Hotspot attacks, Caffe Latte WEP Attack, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, Evading Wireless Intrusion Prevention systems and a bunch of other cutting edge wireless attacks.

If you were ever curious about what wireless security and hacking was all about, then this book will get you started by providing you with the knowledge and practical know-how to become a wireless hacker.

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Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification 3rd Edition, Eckert

Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Jason W. Eckert offers the most up-to-date information to empower users to successfully pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam, while maintaining a focus on quality, classroom usability, and real-world experience.

This complete guide provides not only the conceptual knowledge, but also the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation systems in a network administration environment. Comprehensive coverage includes updated information pertinent to the latest Linux distributions, as well as new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4.

Readers will learn about new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, SQL, and updated information on security practices and technologies. The Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills, and review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts.

Author maps fully to CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) certification exam, including coverage of new technologies. This text provides readers with both the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux network operating systems in a network administration environment with a focus on quality, classroom usability, and a hands-on experience for your students.

Discovery Exercises incorporate real-world experiences to make the coverage realistic and meaningful beyond just a list of technical features, and Review Questions test readers' understanding of critical information. There is coverage of new storage technologies such as LVM and ext4 with new and expanded material on key job-related networking services including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, LDAP, Squid, Sendmail, Postfix, X, SSH, VNC, and SQL.

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Understanding the Linux Kernel 3rd Edition, Daniel Bovet

Understanding the Linux Kernel 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Daniel P. Bovet and Marco Cesati take you on a guided tour of the most significant data structures, algorithms, and programming tricks used in the kernel. Probing beyond superficial features, the authors offer valuable insights to people who want to know how things really work inside their machine.

Important Intel-specific features are discussed. Relevant segments of code are dissected line by line. But the book covers more than just the functioning of the code; it explains the theoretical underpinnings of why Linux does things the way it does. This edition of the book covers Version 2.6, which has seen significant changes to nearly every kernel subsystem, particularly in the areas of memory management and block devices.

The book focuses on the following topics: memory management, including file buffering, process swapping, and Direct memory Access (DMA), the Virtual Filesystem layer and the Second and Third Extended Filesystems, process creation and scheduling, signals, interrupts, and the essential interfaces to device drivers, timing, synchronization within the kernel, interprocess Communication (IPC) and program execution.

This book will acquaint you with all the inner workings of Linux, but it's more than just an academic exercise. You'll learn what conditions bring out Linux's best performance, and you'll see how it meets the challenge of providing good system response during process scheduling, file access, and memory management in a wide variety of environments. This book will help you make the most of your Linux system.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Programming iOS 6 3rd Edition by Matt Neuburg

Programming iOS 6 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Matt Neuburg offers solid grounding in all the fundamentals of Cocoa Touch so readers can avoid problems during iPhone and iPad app development. With this revised and expanded edition, you’ll dig into Cocoa and learn how to work effectively with Objective-C and Xcode.

This book covers iOS 6 in a rigorous, orderly fashion—ideal whether you’re approaching iOS for the first time or need a reference to bolster existing skills. The features are introduced with iOS 6, including Objective-C language advances, autosynthesis, autolayout, new view controller rotation rules, unwind segues, state restoration, styled text, and collection views. You will learn Objective-C language details and object-oriented programming concepts.

Author also describes the anatomy of an Xcode project and all the stages of its lifecycle so you can grasp key Cocoa concepts such as relationships between classes, receiving events, and model-view-controller architecture. This text shows how views and layers are managed, drawn, composited, and animated so readers become familiar with view controllers and their relationships, along with nib and storyboard management.

The topics also fully explore all basic interface objects such as scroll views, table views, and controls. They delve into Cocoa frameworks for sound, video, sensors, maps, and other features so readers touch on advanced topics such as threading and networking. Matt Neuburg has a PhD in Classics and has taught at many universities and colleges. He has been programming computers since 1968. He has written applications for Mac OS X and iOS, is a former editor of MacTech Magazine, and is a long-standing contributing editor for TidBITS.

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Windows PowerShell Cookbook 3rd Edition by Lee Holmes

Windows PowerShell Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Scripting Microsoft's Command Shell 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Lee Holmes shows how to use PowerShell on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. This text describes PowerShell's core features, including the command model, object-based pipeline, and ubiquitous scripting.

How do you use Windows PowerShell to navigate the filesystem, manage files and folders, or retrieve a web page? This introduction to the PowerShell language and scripting environment provides more than 400 task-oriented recipes to help you solve all kinds of problems. Intermediate to advanced system administrators will find more than 100 tried-and-tested scripts they can copy and use immediately.

Updated for PowerShell 3.0, this comprehensive cookbook includes hands-on recipes for common tasks and administrative jobs that you can apply whether you're on the client or server version of Windows. You also get quick references to technologies used in conjunction with PowerShell, including format specifiers and frequently referenced registry keys to selected .NET, COM, and WMI classes.

You can master fundamentals such as the interactive shell, pipeline, and object concepts. There are also complete tips to perform common tasks that involve working with files, Internet-connected scripts, user interaction, and solve tasks in systems and enterprise management, such as working with Active Directory and the filesystem.

What makes this book important right now? PowerShell and Windows, in general, are rapidly evolving technologies. As time passes, they evolve to solve significantly new challenges, and simplify challenges that were difficult in previous versions. With the release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Windows PowerShell has added many significant features to address the realities of modern, multi-machine environments.

PowerShell has also made many changes to simplify and improve its fundamentals (scripting and built-in commands.) The sooner you can learn about those improvements, the better your life will be. By reading this guide, you will see evidence that you don't need to be an expert in PowerShell to start using it or improving your day-to-day tasks.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript 2e

Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Jonathan Stark and Brian Jepson show how to use open source web standards to design and build apps that can be adapted for any Android device.

You’ll learn how to create an Android-friendly web app on the platform of your choice, and then use Adobe’s free PhoneGap framework to convert it to a native Android app. Discover why device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and start building apps that offer greater flexibility and a much broader reach.

This book also shows guidelines to convert a website into a web application, complete with progress indicators and other features, add animation with JQTouch to make your web app look and feel like a native Android app to make use of client-side data storage with apps that run when the Android device is offline. You can use PhoneGap to hook into advanced Android features, including the accelerometer, geolocation, and alerts.

There are also complete guidelines to test and debug your app on the Web with real users, and submit the finished product to the Android Market. Jonathan Stark is a mobile and web application consultant who has been called "an expert on publishing desktop data to the web" by the Wall Street Journal.

He has written two books on web application programming, is a tech editor for both php|architect and Advisor magazines, and has been quoted in the media on internet and mobile lifestyle trends. Jonathan began his programming career more than 20 years ago on a Tandy TRS-80 and still thinks Zork was a sweet game.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming 3e

Learning the bash Shell: Unix Shell Programming In a Nutshell 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Cameron Newham covers all of bash's features, both for interactive use and programming. If you are new to shell programming, this text provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features, like signal handling and command line processing.

It's also a replacement for the standard UNIX Bourne shell, which serves both as a user interface and as a programming language. Like the FSF's other tools, bash is more than a mere replacement: it extends the Bourne shell in many ways. New features include command line editing, key bindings, integrated programming features, command completion, control structures (especially the select construct, which enables you to create menus easily) and new ways to customize your environment. Whether you want to use bash for its user interface or its programming features you will find this book a valuable guide.

If you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. The book is full of examples of shell commands and programs that are designed to be useful in your everyday life as a user, not just to illustrate the feature being explained. All of these examples are freely available to you online on the Internet. With this book you'll learn how to install bash as your login shell.

This text describes basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings. It shows how to customize your shell environment without programming. The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells. There are also topics on debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security.

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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux, Peter Membrey and Hows

Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux PDF Download Ebook. Peter Membrey and David Hows show everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi's GUI and command line so you can get started doing amazing things. You'll learn how to set up your new Raspberry Pi with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and you'll discover that what may look unfamiliar in Linux is really very familiar.

You'll find out how to connect to the internet, change your desktop settings, and you'll get a tour of installed applications. Next, you'll take your first steps toward being a Raspberry Pi expert by learning how to get around at the Linux command line. You'll learn about different shells, including the bash shell, and commands that will make you a true power user.

Finally, you'll learn how to create your first Raspberry Pi projects, making a Pi web server by running LAMP on your own network, making your Pi wireless by removing all the cables and retain all the functionality, making a Raspberry Pi-based security cam and messenger service by finding out who's dropping by, making a Pi media center: stream videos and music from your Pi.

Raspberry Pi is awesome, and it's Linux. And it's awesome because it's Linux. But if you've never used Linux or worked at the Linux command line before, it can be a bit daunting. Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer with tons of potential. And Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux can be your first step in unlocking that potential.

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Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought

Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought PDF Download Ebook. Drew Neil shows how to navigate text documents as fast as the eye moves--with only a few keystrokes. Jump from a method call to its definition with a single command. Use Vim's jumplist, so that you can always follow the breadcrumb trail back to the file you were working on before. Discover a multilingual spell-checker that does what it's told.

Vim is a fast and efficient text editor that will make you a faster and more efficient developer. It's available on almost every OS--if you master the techniques in this book, you'll never need another text editor. It shows you 120 vim recipes so you can quickly learn the editor's core functionality and tackle your trickiest editing and writing tasks.

Vim, like its classic ancestor vi, is a serious tool for programmers, web developers, and sysadmins. No other text editor comes close to Vim for speed and efficiency; it runs on almost every system imaginable and supports most coding and markup languages.

Learn how to edit text the "Vim way:" complete a series of repetitive changes with The Dot Formula, using one keystroke to strike the target, followed by one keystroke to execute the change. Automate complex tasks by recording your keystrokes as a macro. Run the same command on a selection of lines, or a set of files.

Discover the "very magic" switch, which makes Vim's regular expression syntax more like Perl's. Build complex patterns by iterating on your search history. Search inside multiple files, then run Vim's substitute command on the result set for a project-wide search and replace. All without installing a single plugin! This book will show you new ways to work with Vim more efficiently, whether you're a beginner or an intermediate Vim user.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640) 2nd Edition

Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-640) 2nd Edition: Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory PDF Download Ebook. Dan Holme,Nelson Ruest, Danielle Ruest and Jason Kellington show preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-640—and on the job.

You can work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, readers reinforce and apply your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This kit also includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft.

Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to deploy or upgrade domain controllers, domains, and forests for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can manage user accounts and groups with Windows PowerShell, implement Group Policy; configure software and security settings, configure DNS settings and zones. There are also complete guidelines to manage authentication, plan and manage Active Directory replication.

You also know how to monitor and ensure availability of directory services. You can assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies.

Exam 70-640 is one of three required exams for MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. For a limited time, it is also valid for MCTS certification, which will be retired. The book quickly dispenses what you need to know for the exam, then tells you what you need to survive in the real world.

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Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step

Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Step by Step PDF Download Ebook. Penelope Coventry shows smart way to build applications and workflows to quickly teach yourself. The book is a step by step tutorial; explaining what you are doing and why, and gives you a good understanding of why.

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Using the browser and other what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) tools such as, SharePoint Designer 2010, InfoPath 2010 and Visio Premium 2010, citizen developers, that is, those users operating outside the scope of IT can create new business applications for consumptions by others. These non-code solutions are successful because citizen developers know what they want to achieve, they understand their business needs and with a bit of SharePoint knowledge they can wire together the business processes or sets of tasks for their organization.

Using the book, SharePoint Designer 2010 Step by Step – site owners and citizen developers can build up their SharePoint 2010 knowledge so that they can build citizen developed solutions, and then reuse those solutions as a basis for future SharePoint sites.

This book provides you with tips and guidance on how to use SharePoint Designer 2010. It helps you understand the consequences of performing tasks and gives you the skills and understanding for how to best build and modify your solutions to meet your business requirements.

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Linux Bible 8th Edition, Christopher Negus and Bresnahan

Linux Bible 8th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Christopher Negus and Christine Bresnahan offer a complete restructure, complete with exercises, to make the book a better learning tool. This text places a strong focus on the Linux command line tools and can be used with all distributions and versions of Linux.

This book features in-depth coverage of the tools that a power user and a Linux administrator need to get started. There are more than 50 percent new and revised content for today's Linux environment gets you up and running in no time! Linux continues to be an excellent, low-cost alternative to expensive operating systems.

Whether you're new to Linux or need a reliable update and reference, this is an excellent resource. Veteran bestselling author Christopher Negus provides a complete tutorial packed with major updates, revisions, and hands-on exercises so that you can confidently start using Linux today.

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This book shows you what Linux is capable of, how to install it, how to make the most of its features, and ways to make use of its commands. It provides step-by-step instructions for transitioning to Linux and explains how to choose which distribution is right for you, find and use the applications you need, set up the desktop to be the way you like it, and more.

It walks you through transferring your stuff (music, documents, and images) from Windows to Linux. Whether you're making the transition from Windows or Macintosh and need to choose which distribution is right for you or you are already savvy with Linux and need a thoroughly up-to-date guide on its newest features.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Exam Ref 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 PDF Download Ebook. Craig Zacker shows real-world mastery of Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Exam 70-410 is one of three required exams for the new MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification from Microsoft.

Organized by exam objectives, and featuring challenging, what-if scenarios, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical skills and knowledge needed to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services in an enterprise environment.

Craig Zacker is a writer, editor, and educator who has written or contributed to dozens of books on operating systems, networking, and PC hardware, as well as several college texts and online training courses. Craig is the author of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, and co-authored the MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-686): Windows 7 Desktop Administrator.

Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring Servers Chapter 2. Configure Server Roles and Features Chapter 3. Configure Hyper-V Chapter 4. Deploying and Configuring Core Network Services Chapter 5. Install and Administer Active Directory Chapter 6. Create and Manage Group Policy

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step PDF Download Ebook. Ed Wilson offers hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows® administration with Windows PowerShell® 3.0. You teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time.

Written by a leading scripting expert, this practical tutorial delivers learn-by-doing exercises, timesaving tips, and hands-on sample scripts for performing administrative tasks on both local and remote Windows systems. You discover how to use built-in cmdlets to execute commands, write scripts to handle recurring tasks, use providers to access information beyond the shell environment.

This text also shows guidelines to configure network components with Windows Management Instrumentation, manage users, groups, and computers with Active Directory® services, execute scripts to administer and troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

Ed Wilson is a well-known scripting expert who delivers popular scripting workshops to Microsoft customers and employees worldwide. He's written several books on Windows scripting, including Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices, Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Step By Step, and Microsoft VBScript Step by Step. Ed is a senior consultant at Microsoft Corporation and writes Hey, Scripting Guy!, one of the most popular TechNet blogs.

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Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 PDF Download Ebook. Mitch Tulloch provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace by focusing on job-role-specific expertise for deploying and managing Windows Server 2012 core services. It creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-410.

Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills—this Training Guide focuses on deploying and managing core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices—and help maximize your performance on the job.

Coverage includes: Deploying Servers and Domain Controllers Remote Management Administering Active Directory Network Administration Using Group Policy Provisioning and Managing Storage Deploying Hyper-V Hosts Deploying and Managing Virtualized Workloads Deploying File Servers Managing Print Services

Table of Contents Chapter 1. Preparing for Windows Server 2012 Chapter 2. Deploying Servers Chapter 3. Server Remote Management Chapter 4. Deploying Domain Controllers Chapter 5. Active Directory Administration Chapter 6. Network Administration Chapter 7. Hyper-V Virtualization Chapter 8. File Services and Storage Chapter 9. Print and Document Services Chapter 10. Implementing Group Policy Chapter 11. Configuring Windows Firewall and IPsec

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners 2e, Wallace Jackson

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Wallace Jackson cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. It teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development.

This text provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It also offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible. Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how!

Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, this book takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. It cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started.

Author also shows how to get yourself and your computer set up for Android apps development, use the Eclipse programming environment to make your Android development efficient and straightforward, follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately. You style your application so that it appeals to potential users.

You can make use of the Android’s touch screen, use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way to use the basics of Java and XML to move onto more advanced apps. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits!

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Beginning Android Games 2nd Edition by Mario Zechner

Beginning Android Games 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Mario Zechner offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers, including Android tablet game app development considerations. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android and earlier version compliant smartphones and now tablets.

This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games. The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project.

This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in new Android SDK and earlier SDK releases for Android smartphones and tablets. The fundamentals of game development and design suitable for Android smartphones and tablets are described with the Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game, including new File Manager system and better battery life management.

There is clear explanation on design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform. This book lets developers see and use some Android SDK Jelly Bean; however, this book is structured so that app developers can use earlier Android SDK releases. This book is backward compatible like the Android SDK.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Windows 8 Step by Step by Ciprian Adrian Rusen and Ballew

Windows 8 Step by Step PDF Download Ebook. Ciprian Adrian Rusen and Joli Ballew show how to Sset up a home network, browse the web, use your email, multi-touch gestures on your touch devices, manage your files with Microsoft® SkyDrive®, play music and movies, and share your photos and videos.

This text will hold your hand and walk with you every step, as you learn how to use the new OS and unravel its features, secrets and beauty. It will make learning and using Windows 8 a pleasure! If you are planning to upgrade to Windows 8, this is one book I'd strongly recommend you consider buying.

Don't be intimidated by this book's size. You're not buying a container for fluff and filler, believe me. Everything in this new version of Windows is explained in careful detail and with illustrations to show everything along the way. This is the kind of book to keep handy by your computer for reference, because it will give you confidence that you can do everything right. It's a winner.

Nearly everything new to Windows 8 is covered in this book. Don't be fooled by other books that say they will give you "secrets" because there's almost nothing that they cover that isn't also covered in this book.

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Windows 8 Simplified by Paul McFedries

Windows 8 Simplified PDF Download Ebook. Paul McFedries describes Windows basics, navigating the interface, creating accounts to share a computer, customizing Windows, and working with files. Perfect for the absolute beginner, with easy-to-follow instructions and colorful illustrations that show what's happening on the screen, it shows how to browse the web with the new version of Internet Explorer, how to use media features, and much more.

The bestselling Simplified series is designed to make it easy for visual learners to start using new technologies right away. Windows 8 Simplified gives visual learners confidence as they start using the new version of Windows quickly and easily. It offers easiest way for visual learners to get started with Windows 8.

The popular Simplified series makes visual learning easier than ever, and with more than 360,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. This guide goes straight to the point with easy-to-follow, two-page tutorials for each task. With full-color screen shots and step-by-step directions, it gets beginners up and running on the newest version of Windows right away. Learn to work with the new interface and improved Internet Explorer, manage files, share your computer, and much more.

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Windows 8 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.

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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide PDF Download Ebook. Aidan Finn, Patrick Lownds, Michel Luescher and Damian Flynn show how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprises and small- to medium-businesses.

This book provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showing you how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings by showing how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and use PowerShell to script and automate common tasks. It covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines, network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers.

This text also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters, backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and other topics. Authors help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, new components, and more options than ever before for large enterprise systems and small/medium businesses. This book is the place to start learning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up to speed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creating virtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced network architectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disaster recovery, and more.

The international team of expert authors offers deep technical detail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-world scenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how best to use them.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed by Omar Droubi

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed PDF Download Ebook. Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Guy Yardeni and Omar Droubi offer the most comprehensive and realistic guide to Windows Server 2012 planning, design, prototyping, implementation, migration, administration, and support. Extensively updated, it contains unsurpassed independent and objective coverage of Windows Server 2012’s key innovations, including improved virtualization components, enhanced security tools, new web and management resources, and Windows 8 integration.

Windows Server 2012 Unleashed reflects the authors’ extraordinary experience implementing Windows Server 2012 in large-scale environments since its earliest alpha releases, reaching back more than two years prior to its official launch. Microsoft MVP Rand Morimoto and his colleagues fully address every aspect of deploying and operating Windows Server 2012, including Active Directory, networking and core application services, security, migration from Windows Server 2003/2008, administration, fault tolerance, optimization, troubleshooting, and much more.

Valuable for Windows professionals at all skill levels, this book will be especially indispensable for intermediate-to-advanced level professionals seeking expert, in-depth solutions. Every chapter contains tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned from actual deployments: practical information for using Windows Server 2012 to solve real business problems.

Omar Droubi has been working in the Information Technology industry since 1992 and during this time has coauthored several of Sams Publishing best-selling books, including Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, Windows Server 2008 Unleashed and Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed. Also, recently Omar has co-authored Windows Server 2012 unleashed, which also seems to be on its way to be another best seller. Omar has also been a contributing writer and technical reviewer on several other books on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 as well as Exchange 2000,2003, 2007 and 2010.

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Windows Server 2012 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

Windows Server® 2012 Inside Out PDF Download Ebook. William R. Stanek packs the details you need to plan and manage a Windows Server 2012 implementation—including hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds.

Author shows how the experts tackle Windows Server 2012—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Topics include managing Windows Server 2012 systems, storage and file systems, TCP/IP networking, DHCP and DNS, Active Directory, Group Policy, security and access, troubleshooting hardware, performance monitoring and tuning, backup and recovery.

William has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert, an award-winning author, and a pretty-darn-good instructional trainer. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. He has written more than 100 books.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert and consultant.

William has an MS with distinction in information systems and a BS in computer science, magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

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Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials, Tom Carpenter

Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials PDF Download Ebook. Tom Carpenter offers the basics of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and prepares you to take the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-349, Windows Operating System Fundamentals.

The book starts with a practical overview, before walking you through such essentials as clean installs versus upgrades, configuration, security, file and device management, Group Policy, and more. Whether you're preparing for the exam or just brushing up, this is the solid grounding you need to be successful managing Windows Desktop environments. It offers full-color guide to key Windows 7 administration concepts and topics.

Windows 7 is the leading desktop software, yet it can be a difficult concept to grasp, especially for those new to the field of IT. Microsoft Windows Operating System Essentials is an ideal resource for anyone new to computer administration and looking for a career in computers. Delving into areas such as fundamental Windows 7 administration concepts and various desktop OS topics, this full-color book addresses the skills necessary for individuals looking to break into a career in IT.

Each chapter begins with a list of topic areas to be discussed, followed by a clear and concise discussion of the core Windows 7 administration concepts and skills necessary so you can gain a strong understanding of the chapter topic areas. The chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs, so you can gauge your understanding of the chapter's contents.

This text offers in-depth coverage of operating system configurations by showing how to install and upgrade client systems, addressing managing applications and devices. It helps you understand operating system maintenance by covering the topics you need to know for the MTA 98-349 exam. The full-color Microsoft Windows 7 Essentials proves itself to be an invaluable resource on Windows 7 and features additional learning tutorials and tools.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Windows 8 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

Windows® 8 Inside Out PDF Download Ebook. Tony Northrup offers hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts tackle Windows 8—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery!

Topics include installing and personalizing Windows 8, mastering the new UI and features, using pen, touch, and voice input, implementing security essentials, managing files, disks, and drives, sharing and synching digital media, setting up and troubleshooting a home or mobile network, monitoring and tuning performance.

This book is loaded with useful tips that even a non-technie like myself can put to good use. For example, the author tells you how to create a default start screen so every user added to your computer would start off with that default template! How crazily, wildly awesome! This is also the only book among the half a dozen I've read that tells you each Win8 "Metro" app is installed separately for every user!

But here's where some in-depth discussion is left off; for instance, the author tells you that this approach allows each user to manage his/her apps individually without impacting others, but does not discuss the resources ramifications.

Tony Northrup, MCITP, MCPD, MCSE, CISSP, has written more than 20 books covering Windows system administration and development, including several Microsoft Press® Training Kits, and is coauthor of Windows 7 Resource Kit and Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP).

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Windows 8: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Windows 8: The Missing Manual PDF Download Ebook. David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS. This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.

This text introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide. David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News.

His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Windows 8 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

Windows 8 For Dummies PDF Download Ebook. Andy Rathbone Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud. Author shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media.

This book includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device. It has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.

It is the bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8. Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8.

Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time.

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Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach by Amit Singh

Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach PDF Download Ebook. Amit Singh dissects the internals of the system, presenting a detailed picture that grows incrementally as you read. For example, you will learn the roles of the firmware, the bootloader, the Mach and BSD kernel components (including the process, virtual memory, IPC, and file system layers), the object-oriented I/O Kit driver framework, user libraries, and other core pieces of software.

You will learn how these pieces connect and work internally, where they originated, and how they evolved. The book also covers several key areas of the Intel-based Macintosh computers. A solid understanding of system internals is immensely useful in design, development, and debugging for programmers of various skill levels.

System programmers can use the book as a reference and to construct a better picture of how the core system works. Application programmers can gain a deeper understanding of how their applications interact with the system. System administrators and power users can use the book to harness the power of the rich environment offered by Mac OS X.

Finally, members of the Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix communities will find the book valuable in comparing and contrasting Mac OS X with their respective systems. Mac OS X Internals focuses on the technical aspects of OS X and is so full of extremely useful information and programming examples that it will definitely become a mandatory tool for every Mac OS X programmer.

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