Obtain Free Microsoft eBooks with Chrono for Chrome

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    Open Google Chrome with the Chrono extension and click the search bar.
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    Type "free microsoft ebooks" into the Google search.
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    Press "enter".
    Search results will include a blog post from Eric Ligman ("I'm giving away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks...") that you should click.
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    Alternatively, just click this Microsoft blog link.
    In this blog post, there are over 200 books that you can download for free. They are a little bit difficult to download, and he explains that he would like to have more control on the author's side: if he or she wants to edit or change something, instead of offering a new ZIP file with all of the downloads, he or she can change a specific URL. Also, he or she may choose not to offer that book in the future.
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    You may need to scroll down slightly to click the "How to enable 'Download All' " link.This link is located to the right of the blue "Download All" button.
    The workaround that Eric Ligman has created in order to maintain control of the author and publisher's rights is to provide links to individual files as a text document.
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    Scroll down until you see a checkmark icon.
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    To obtain a file with links, click a checkmark with a notepad icon.
    It is next to the message that reads "If you right-click the icon to the right and select 'Save Target As', it will let you download a list of the links in a single .TXT file for all of the eBooks included in my latest post". Clicking the checkmark icon will provide you with a text document.
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    You can highlight ("command" + "A") and copy ("command" + "C") all of the text in this document.
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    Then, click the Chrono extension in Google Chrome.
    It's near the upper-right corner of the window. You will need to have this extension downloaded and installed in order to use it.
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    In the drop-down menu, click "Open Manager".
    Using Chrono, set up a task to download all of the links copied into the buffer.
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    To add the download task, click the green "New Task" plus sign at the top of the window.
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    Click the text box next to "URL" and press "command" + "V" to paste the list that you have copied from the text document.
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    Delete the top line, since it is not a URL.
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    With the links pasted, click the "Start!" button at the bottom of this pop-up box.
    The eBooks will be automatically downloaded one by one.
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