Windows Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing

Overview

Netbooks are breaking all the rules—longer battery life, lightweight, and easy to use. And best of all is the low price. Whether you already own a netbook or are considering purchasing one, the good news doesn’t end there, however. Throw in some free open source and “cloud computing” software and you’ve got yourself a powerful little computer at a fraction of the cost of the bigger laptops and desktops. This book is all about finding the best netbook for your needs and then keeping the cost of netbook ownership ...

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Overview

Netbooks are breaking all the rules—longer battery life, lightweight, and easy to use. And best of all is the low price. Whether you already own a netbook or are considering purchasing one, the good news doesn’t end there, however. Throw in some free open source and “cloud computing” software and you’ve got yourself a powerful little computer at a fraction of the cost of the bigger laptops and desktops. This book is all about finding the best netbook for your needs and then keeping the cost of netbook ownership down. You can choose to spend some of your savings on a few “must have” extras such as a CD/DVD burner and a nice carrying case or save even more money by installing some (or all) of the 100% free software covered in the chapters of this book.

Windows Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing is your guide to pushing a netbook to its maximum potential and keeping spending to an absolute minimum. Learn how to protect your netbook with 100% free antivirus applications and then get to work with 100% free word processing, spreadsheet, email, calendar, and presentation applications. You’ll find these and many more applications, along with helpful discussions on netbook hardware and maintenance, that will super-charge your netbook, your productivity, and your Internet time.

What you’ll learn

  • How to optimize your netbook's performance
  • How to make the most of a small screen
  • How to secure your netbook
  • How to dual-boot Linux and Windows
  • How to upgrade your netbook's hardware
  • How to install new applications on your netbook


Who this book is for

All netbook users who want to know the nifty features and experience the power hidden in netbooks.

Table of Contents

  1. The Netbook
  2. Netbook Hardware Options
  3. Netbook Maintenance
  4. Netbook Software Options
  5. Netbook and Google Docs
  6. Netbook Malware Protection
  7. Netbook Web Browsers
  8. Netbook Email
  9. Netbook Calendar
  10. Netbooks and OpenOffice.org


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430223993
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a professional writer from Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous books on multiple subjects, including LEGO robotics, open source software, and building your own CNC machine as well as a 3D printer. He is the editor-in-chief of the number one MINDSTORMS NXT blog, The NXT Step (TheNXTStep.com), where he is joined by fellow NXT experts who share their knowledge and designs with other robot fans around the world.
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