This all-in-one guide, by bestselling Missing Manual author and New York Times columnist J.D. Biersdorfer, covers all the basics of the popular new netbook PCs. There's info about everything from collaborating with others online and sharing photos to playing music and games. You'll also learn about connecting speakers, printers, keyboards and other hardware to your netbook. And as this book explains, you can save big bucks by using free software and Internet-based programs with your netbook.
Biersdorfer says, "This book isn't a guide to a specific model of netbook or a manual for just one operating system. It takes a look at what's currently available and offers instructions and advice that guide you through common tasks most netbook owners face. Readers learn things like setting up the netbook to work with a wireless network printer, organizing photos and posting them on the Web, using 'cloud' applications like Google Docs for word-processing, and more."
She continues, "Netbooks are one of the fastest-growing segments of the hardware market and show no sign of slowing down--especially in this economy, where people are looking for inexpensive tools that let them do what they need to do."
Netbooks: The Missing Manual provides easy-to-follow instructions and lots of advice to help you:
- Learn the basics for using a Windows- or Linux-based netbook
- Connect speakers, printers, keyboards, external hard drives, and other hardware
- Get online using a wireless network, a public network, broadband cards, or dial-up
- Write email, browse the Web, transfer bookmarks, and add tools to your web browser
- Use business tools like Google Docs and Office for Netbooks
- Collaborate with others online via instant messaging
- Edit and share photos, play games, listen to music, and watch TV and movies online
You'll also learn about web-based backup and storage, staying secure online--especially when using wireless networks--as well as tips for troubleshooting. Netbooks point to the future of computing, and Netbooks: The Missing Manual will show you how to get there.
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J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and is co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.
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Netbooks: The Missing Manual
ISBN: 9780596802233, 332 pages,
Book Price: $24.99 USD, £17.99 GBP
Ebook Price: $19.99 USD
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