I like the software for dummies books, personally. Frontpage and Flash for dummies are pretty good books. I sort of assumed all dummies books were equally good quality, but I guess I'm wrong.
I believe that Windows for dummies assumes that you know absolutely NOTHING about operating systems, so I would expect them to include things like "this is a mouse pointer".
My experience with Dummies books has been pretty good, I'll probably buy the SW
tanks for Dummies book when the time comes for me to set one up.