Windows 8 book authors dish on Windows 8

14 top-selling writers who dug deep into Windows offer a range of perspectives that show how controversial the new OS is

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Ed Bott

Ed Bott

Longtime Windows guru and ZDnet contributing editor Ed Bott has flown the banner for Windows 8 since the very earliest betas. His book, "Windows 8 Essentials," aims to tell experienced Windows users exactly what they need to know to get Win8 up and working properly. Unique among books in this lineup, "Windows 8 Essentials" is available only in electronic versions, through a relatively new publisher, FairTrade DX. Look for Ed's top 10 Windows 8 questions report on ZDnet and the latest on his Windows 8 resources page.

His comments:

I love Windows 8. I also understand why some people have problems coming to grips with it.

For me, the performance improvements and the ability to sync files and settings as I switch between devices is, for lack of a better word, transformational.

There's a learning curve, but I find myself more productive in Windows 8 than in Windows 7. And if we have to bring up Vista ... well, I wrote a whole series of articles about "fixing Vista." I don't need to do that for Windows 8. "Learning 8," sure.

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