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Second Life® for Dummies® by Mark Bell, Sarah Robbins

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Part I. Second Life Overview and Basics

Second Life Overview and Basics

In this part ...

Second Life Overview and Basics

Learning to use Second Life is kind of like riding a roller coaster. Going up that first hill is slow and steep, but after you get to the top, it's "Yeeeee-haaaaa!" all the way down. It's a fun, exciting place full of smart, engaging people, and you're going to be one of them. We show you how it's done.

Before you can really enjoy all the fun stuff that attracted you to Second Life in the first place, you need to know the basics. In Chapter 1, we tell you what all the fuss is about. Even though Second Life changes every day, a few standard elements of this virtual world keep drawing in folks. Chapter 2 will help you prepare to get started. You need the right tools for the job, and because hardware is one of the biggest barriers to using Second Life, we tell you how to get your computer up to snuff to enjoy Second Life at its best.

After you garner a bit of background and your computer is prepped, you're ready to jump in. In Chapter 3, you start getting your hands dirty by setting up an account. Finally, in Chapter 4, we show you how to log in and see how to get around. By the end of this part, you'll be flying, walking, and teleporting like a pro.

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