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NetBooks for Dummies

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Want to streamline your life with a netbook? Here's what you need to know!

What's smaller than a laptop, bigger than a cell phone, and keeps you connected? It's the netbook, and this "real" book tells you how to pick the right one; use it for work, school, and play; and add bells, whistles, and anything else you might need. The book also covers all the operating systems that run on netbooks, including Linux, Google Chrome, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and even Windows 7.

  • Out of the box — set up your netbook, charge the battery, and sync it with your primary computer

  • Get connected — via Wi-Fi, 3G networks, Bluetooth, or Ethernet

  • Do some work — explore Microsoft Works, OpenOffice.org, Google Apps, and Zoho productivity suites

  • Play time — discover free Internet radio, streaming video, and games you can play on your netbook

  • Keep up with your peeps — tweet and IM, keep up with Facebook friends, and make Skype phone calls

  • Even netbooks like accessories — check out ways to expand storage, protect your netbook with a case, and add a mouse

  • Safety first — find quality antivirus programs, firewalls, and encryption options

  • The maintenance mantra — learn about backing up and restoring your netbook, troubleshooting, and managing battery life

Open the book and find:

  • What to compare when choosing a netbook

  • The different operating systems that run on netbooks

  • The differences between netbooks and traditional laptops

  • Tips for making batteries last longer

  • The best accessories for your netbook

  • How to keep your netbook running smoothly — and quickly

  • GPS units that work well withyour netbook

Synopsis:

The only full-service reference on choosing, setting up, and using the hot new Netbook

Netbooks are the fastest-selling segment of the PC market. These small, lightweight mini-laptops are less expensive and run longer on a battery charge than traditional laptops. This is the first book to cover everything from choosing the right Netbook to adding memory and remote access.

You'll learn to compare various models and identify what best meets your needs, connect to the Internet almost anywhere, choose and use free productivity tools, and much more. Netbooks For Dummies covers both Windows and Linux, since Netbooks are available with either operating system.

  • Explains what Netbooks are, what they can do, and the advantages of mobile technology
  • Provides criteria to help you decide what you need in a Netbook and descriptions of the available models, so you can choose one which best meets your needs
  • Covers both Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux operating systems available on Netbooks
  • Walks you through setting up a Netbook and shows you how it can work for you both at home and on the go
  • Discusses free online productivity applications, data synchronization services, and social networks
  • Covers advanced topics like adding memory and remote access

With Netbooks For Dummies, you'll be ready to make the most of the hottest mobile computing technology on the market today.

About the Author

Joel McNamara has been a computer aficionado since the dawn of the PC. He has served as a developer, technical writer, and manager in various high-tech companies. The author of GPS For Dummies and Secrets of Computer Espionage: Tactics & Countermeasures, he might be considered a Renaissance geek.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started with Netbooks.

Chapter 1: Everything You Need to Know about Netbooks.

Chapter 2: Introducing Netbooks.

Chapter 3: Selecting a Netbook.

Chapter 4: Netbook Operating Systems.

Chapter 5: First Things First.

Part II: Using Your Netbook.

Chapter 6: Netbook Networking.

Chapter 7: Netbooks at Work.

Chapter 8: Netbook Fun and Games.

Chapter 9: Better Safe than Sorry: Security.

Chapter 10: Staying in Touch: Twitter, Social Networking, IM, and Skype.

Chapter 11: Netbook Navigators.

Part III: Netbook Add-On Accessories and Hardware.

Chapter 12: Carrying Your Netbook.

Chapter 13: Powering Your Netbook.

Chapter 14: External Storage.

Chapter 15: Netbook Gizmos and Gadgets.

Part IV: Checking Underneath the Hood.

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Your Netbook.

Chapter 17: Backing Up and Restoring Your Netbook.

Chapter 18: Upgrading Storage and Memory.

Chapter 19: Optimizing Windows.

Chapter 20: Discovering Drivers.

Chapter 21: BIOS Basics.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Top Ten Internet Netbook Resources.

Chapter 23: Ten Cool Hardware Hacks.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470521236
Author:
Mcnamara, Joel
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
McNamara, Joel
Subject:
Hardware - General
Subject:
Laptop computers
Subject:
Netbook computers
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Output Equipment
Subject:
Computer: Hardware/General
Subject:
Netbooks, choosing a Netbook, using a Netbook, Netbook capabilities, laptops, Netbooks with Linux, Netbooks with Windows, mobile technology, mobile computing
Subject:
Netbooks, choosing a Netbook, us
Subject:
ing a Netbook, Netbook capabilities, laptops, Netbooks with Linux, Netbooks with Windows, mobile technology, mobile computing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20091001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.18x7.32x.80 in. 1.24 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Using PCs

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"Synopsis" by , The only full-service reference on choosing, setting up, and using the hot new Netbook

Netbooks are the fastest-selling segment of the PC market. These small, lightweight mini-laptops are less expensive and run longer on a battery charge than traditional laptops. This is the first book to cover everything from choosing the right Netbook to adding memory and remote access.

You'll learn to compare various models and identify what best meets your needs, connect to the Internet almost anywhere, choose and use free productivity tools, and much more. Netbooks For Dummies covers both Windows and Linux, since Netbooks are available with either operating system.

  • Explains what Netbooks are, what they can do, and the advantages of mobile technology
  • Provides criteria to help you decide what you need in a Netbook and descriptions of the available models, so you can choose one which best meets your needs
  • Covers both Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux operating systems available on Netbooks
  • Walks you through setting up a Netbook and shows you how it can work for you both at home and on the go
  • Discusses free online productivity applications, data synchronization services, and social networks
  • Covers advanced topics like adding memory and remote access

With Netbooks For Dummies, you'll be ready to make the most of the hottest mobile computing technology on the market today.

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