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Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs — small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. But chances are you don't know how to choose a netbook, let alone use one. Not to worry: with this Missing Manual, you'll learn which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.
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Overview

Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs — small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. But chances are you don't know how to choose a netbook, let alone use one. Not to worry: with this Missing Manual, you'll learn which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.

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 — and 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788441527102
  • Publisher: Grupo Anaya Comercial
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Edition description: Translatio

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Pt. 1 Meet Your Netbook

Ch. 1 Buying and Setting UpYour Netbook 7

Ch. 2 Getting to Know Your Windows Netbook 29

Ch. 3 Getting to Know Your Linux Netbook 59

Ch. 4 Connecting Devices to Your Netbook 87

Pt. 2 Taking Your Netbook Online

Ch. 5 Getting Online 115

Ch. 6 Email and Web Browsing 133

Pt. 3 Working on Your Netbook

Ch. 7 Business Basics: Word Processing and More 163

Ch. 8 Collaborating with Others 197

Ch. 9 Multimedia Fun: Photos, Music, and Video 219

Ch. 10 Playing Games 251

Pt. 4 Taking Care of Your Netbook

Ch. 11 Protecting You and Your Netbook 261

Ch. 12 Troubleshooting Your Netbook 279

Index 301

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