ASUS Eee PC For Dummies

ASUS Eee PC For Dummies

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By (author) Joel McNamara

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 25mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 12 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470411546
  • ISBN 13: 9780470411544
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,016,472

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What can you do with your Eee PC? Find out how to get the most from this mini-laptop with Asus Eee PC For Dummies. It shows you how to get things done-using the Linux operating system and applications, navigating the tabbed desktop, adding hardware and software, backing up and restoring the Eee PC, and more. You'll learn how to set up Windows, take advantage of all the pre-installed software, ensure that your computer is secure, and even run your Eee PC on solar power. You'll find tips for configuring printers and changing touchpad settings, techniques for making Skype phone calls and listening to Internet radio, and advice for adding storage and peripherals. It also helps you: Take full advantage of this exciting, ultra-portable "netbook" PC Set up your wireless connection Make free Skype phone calls and video calls Use OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird e-mail, Mozilla Firefox, and other included applications Use the versatile OpenOffice productivity suite, including Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, and Impress for presentations Compare the advantages of Windows vs. Linux Discover the science, language, math, and art functions that kids can enjoy on the Eee Enjoy built-in games, watch videos, play music, organize and view photos, and more Boost storage and memory with SD cards and USB drives, go Bluetooth, and add a GPS Get the scoop on backups, explore the advanced desktop, and customize the user interface The Eee PC makes it simple to surf the Web, play games, work, and more. Asus Eee PC For Dummies makes it easier!

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Joel McNamara is a writer, technology consultant, and outdoor adventurer. He has worked in the computer industry for 25 years and advises international humanitarian organizations on safety and security issues. Joel is also the author of Geocaching For Dummies and Secrets of Computer Espionage .

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Discover all you can do with this well-equipped, Web-enabled mini-laptop Ultra-small, ultra-light, ultra-easy -- that's your Eee PC. But it's no lightweight when it comes to getting things done, and this book helps you make the most of all it has to offer. Learn to use the Linux operating system and applications, navigate the ingeniously tabbed desktop, add hardware and software, back up and restore the Eee PC, and much more.Stay in touch -- learn to use Thunderbird e-mail and explore the flexibility of Web browsing with FirefoxChoose your OS -- see which ASUS Eee PC models come with Windows(R) XP and compare the advantages of Windows versus LinuxKid stuff -- discover the science, language, math, and art functions that kids can enjoy on the Eee PCLet's play -- enjoy built-in games, watch videos, play music, organize and view photos, and moreExpand -- boost storage and memory with SD cards and USB drives, go Bluetooth(R), and add a GPS deviceTech it out -- get the scoop on backups, explore the Advanced Mode desktop, and customize the user interfaceOpen the book and find: A quick course in using LinuxHow to set up Windows on an Eee PCA guide to all the pre-installed softwareHow to make Skype phone calls and listen to Internet radioTips on backing up, restoring, and troubleshootingTesting and security adviceHow to add storage and peripheralsWays to extend battery life

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with the Eee PC. Chapter 1: Meet the Eee PC. Chapter 2: First Steps with the Eee PC. Chapter 3: Getting Connected with the Eee PC. Part II: Day to Day with the Eee PC. Chapter 4: Cruising the Internet. Chapter 5: Getting Down to Work I: OpenOffice. Chapter 6: Getting Down to Work II: Other Programs. Chapter 7: Eee PC for Kids. Chapter 8: Eee PC at Play. Chapter 9: Confi guring the Eee PC. Chapter 10: Getting Help. Chapter 11: Eee PC and Windows XP. Part III: Adding Software to the Eee PC. Chapter 12: Installing Linux Software. Chapter 13: Popular Linux Programs. Chapter 14: Popular Free Windows Programs. Part IV: Hardware and Accessories for the Eee PC. Chapter 15: Expanding Storage and Memory. Chapter 16: Essential Eee PC Accessories. Chapter 17: Power to the Eee PC. Part V: Eee PC Advanced Topics. Chapter 18: Backing Up and Restoring the Eee PC. Chapter 19: A Real Desktop: Advanced Mode. Chapter 20: Command-Line Linux. Chapter 21: Customizing the User Interface. Part VI: Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Eee PC Troubleshooting Tips. Chapter 23: Top Ten Eee PC Internet Resources. Bonus Chapter 1: Using Other Linux Distributions. Bonus Chapter 2: Ten Power Saving Tips. Index.