Early reports on Windows Vista are encouraging - Those who have seen it applaud Vista's gorgeous, glass-like visual overhaul; its superior searching and organization tools; its multimedia and collaboration suite; and above all, the massive, top-to-bottom security-shield overhaul. Developers are thumbs up on the flexible and powerful features that will let them build the next generation of Windows applications. Overall, there's scarcely a single corner of the traditional Windows that hasn't been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely. The bottom line is that when Windows Vista hits, there'll be a whole lotta head-scratching goin' on-starting with which of the five versions of Vista you've got (Home Thankfully, Windows Vista; The Missing Manual will be right there when Vista hits the streets-a single book that offers coverage of all five Vista versions. Like its predecessors, this book from New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network. Readers will learn how to; Navigate the desktop, including the fast, powerful and fully integrated desktop search function Use the Media Center to record TV and radio, present photos, play music, and record any of the above to DVD Chat, videoconference, and breeze the Web with the vastly improved Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browser Build a network for file sharing, set up workgroups, and connect from the road And much more, including Vista's beefed up security. This jargon-free book explains Vista's features so clearly-revealing which work well and which don't - that it should have been in the box in the first place.