9780470467459

Green Home Computing For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470467459

  • ISBN10:

    0470467452

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-03
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

It can be easy to be green! Follow these suggestions and help save the planetGet on board the green machine! Here's how to assess your technology's green factor and make small changes with big impact. You'll also find tips for using technology in green ways and advice on getting rid of old devices in an environmentally friendly way. Learn what to buy, when to upgrade, where to find green ideas, and much more.Watch your step - calculate the size of your carbon footprint and see how much your electronics contribute to itDo your home work - find great advice to help you make the case to your employer for telecommuting optionsYou have the power - to use less energy, and you'll find lots of ways to do thatGreen upgrades - discover how to give your current computer a green makeoverBuying green - learn what to look for when shopping for a new computer and peripheralsWhen it's time to retire your electronic devices - uncover earth-friendly ways to recycle your old computer and be sure you don't give away your personal dataSharing is good - see how home networks, device sharing, and Windows Home Server can protect the planetThe green cloud - find out why cloud computing makes green senseOpen the book and find:What the Energy Star can tell youTips for reducing energy use throughout your homeThe difference between Energy Star and EnergyGuideHow to decide what to print and what to read on an electronic deviceTen great places to find green hintsDefinitions of common green termsHow to prepare equipment for recyclingGuidelines for setting up a green home office

Author Biography

Woody Leonhard is best known for his various Windows All-In-One For Dummies books. Woody's a Microsoft MVP and one of the original Microsoft Consulting Partners. He's also a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets Newsletter. Katherine Murray is a nature lover, communications expert, and the author of more than 50 books on technology and business topics related to digital lifestyle.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting a Little Green Behind the Ears.

Chapter 1: What Is Green Computing?

Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Carbon Footprint.

Chapter 3: The Straight Scoop on Power.

Part II: Choosing Your Green PC Path.

Chapter 4: Assessing What You've Got.

Chapter 5: Giving Your Computer a Green Makeover.

Chapter 6: Buying a Green Computer.

Chapter 7: Choosing Earth-Friendly Peripherals.

Chapter 8: Recycling Your Computer.

Part III: Greener Under the Hood.

Chapter 9: Optimize Your Computer Power Management.

Chapter 10: Greening Mobile Devices.

Chapter 11: Print Less, Breathe More.

Chapter 12: Seamless Sharing across Systems.

Part IV: Telecommuting, Teleconferencing, and Teleporting.

Chapter 13: Making the Case for Telecommuting.

Chapter 14: Telecomm Central: The Green Home Office.

Chapter 15: Collaborating and Cloud Computing.

Chapter 16: Making the Connection: Virtual Presence.

Chapter 17: Your Green Small Business.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Best Ways to Make Your Computer Greener.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus) Online Resources for Green Info, Action, and Products...351

Index.

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