ASUS Eee PC For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-10
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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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 interfaceThe Eee PC makes it simple to surf the Web, play games, work, and more. Asus Eee PC For Dummies makes it easier!

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with the Eee PC.
Meet the Eee PC
First Steps with the Eee PC
Getting Connected with the Eee PC
Day to Day with the Eee PC.
Cruising the Internet
Getting Down to Work I: OpenOffice
Getting Down to Work II: Other Programs
Eee PC for Kids
Eee PC at Play
Confi guring the Eee PC
Getting Help
Eee PC and Windows XP
Adding Software to the Eee PC.
Installing Linux Software
Popular Linux Programs
Popular Free Windows Programs
Hardware and Accessories for the Eee PC.
Expanding Storage and Memory
Essential Eee PC Accessories
Power to the Eee PC
Eee PC Advanced Topics.
Backing Up and Restoring the Eee PC
A Real Desktop: Advanced Mode
Command-Line Linux
Customizing the User Interface
Ten Eee PC Troubleshooting Tips
Top Ten Eee PC Internet Resources
Bonus Chapter 1: Using Other Linux Distributions
Bonus Chapter 2: Ten Power Saving Tips
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