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Migrating Users and Applications to Windows 8.1
By Don Poulton, Randy Bellet, Harry Holt
Sep 11, 2014
Learn how to migrate users and their profiles to Windows 8.1, configure folder redirection, and configure profiles in this chapter from MCSA 70-687 Cert Guide: Configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Aug 20, 2014
This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop. These concepts should allow you to perform most of the day-to-day tasks when using your computer and provide a base from which to explore the other applications installed on your system.
Networking Your Windows 8.1 Devices and Apps
By Jeremy Likness, John Garland
Jul 10, 2014
Windows 8.1 devices are capable of connecting to the Internet and other devices in myriad ways. In this chapter from Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML you learn some of these more advanced methods and how to integrate them into your own apps.
Preface to "The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition"
By Matthew Helmke, Philip Ballew, Benjamin Mako Hill, Elizabeth K. Joseph, José Antonio Rey
Jul 9, 2014
The authors of the 8th edition of The Official Ubuntu Book describe what's changed in the latest edition to keep up with the changes with Ubuntu itself.
Windows 8.1 Apps with XAML and C#: Arranging UI Elements
By Adam Nathan
Jul 2, 2014
The sizing and positioning of elements is called layout. Within the parent/child relationship between elements, this chapter focuses on the children, examining the common ways that you can control layout on a child-by-child basis.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Becoming an Ubuntu Power User
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter looks at a variety of advanced subjects related to running and managing your Ubuntu system, including. installation, removal, and upgrade of software using the Ubuntu Software Center as well as hardware installation.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Customizing Ubuntu for Performance, Accessibility, and Fun
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter shows how you can customize your Ubuntu experience by changing the Unity desktop from its default settings to fit a number of user types.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop. These concepts should allow you to perform most of the day-to-day tasks when using your computer and provide a base from which to explore the other applications installed on your system.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Installing Ubuntu
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter explains how to choose a version of Ubuntu and then how to install your chosen version.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Community
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter provides a bird's-eye view of the venues and processes in which the Ubuntu community is active.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Server
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
The aim of this chapter is to give you a quick crash course in how to be an Ubuntu system administrator.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: The Ubuntu Story
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter brings the history of the Ubuntu Project to life, and through its history looks to its future. If you are interested in first learning about where Ubuntu comes from and where it is going, this chapter provides a good introduction.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Ubuntu-Related Projects and Derivatives
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter provides an overview of some Ubuntu's officially supported derivatives, recognized derivatives, and other projects that are part of the international Ubuntu ecosystem.
The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition: Welcome to the Command Line
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Jun 22, 2014
This chapter explains how the command line will speed up your work and increase your ability to do exactly what you want to do with your computer with greater efficiency.
Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
Working with OneDrive in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jun 18, 2014
Working in the cloud may sound strange at first, but you’ll quickly learn to love accessing your files from any device, anytime. This is an introduction to OneDrive and shows you how to start working with your files in the cloud.
Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Backup and Restore for Windows 8.1
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 4, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Top Windows 8.1 Apps: Food and Dining
By Michael Miller
May 23, 2014
This chapter runs down the best Windows 8.1 apps for recipes, restaurant reservations, restaurant reviews, and wine and cocktail creation.
Connecting Your Social Media in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
May 15, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to connect all the devices in your household so that you can find and share the files and media you need. Katherine Murray shows you how to add and manage devices in Windows 8.1.

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