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How to Do Everything Netbook

How to Do Everything Netbook

by Joli Ballew


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Now that you've got a netbook, it's time to find out how to maximize all of its capabilities. This hands-on guide explains how you can keep your netbook running at peak performance by limiting how many programs you run concurrently and what you download. Learn the best ways to connect to the Internet, secure your system, install software, use web-based programs from Microsoft, Google, and others, add memory, and troubleshoot your netbook. You'll also get helpful tips for working with Windows and Linux operating systems.

  • Secure your netbook, set up a firewall, and protect it from viruses, malware, and other threats
  • Connect to public wireless networks, Wi-Fi hotspots, and wired networks
  • Configure your web browser to run quickly and cleanly
  • Connect to printers, USB drives, backup devices, and other hardware
  • Install software stored on a CD or DVD
  • Configure and use the built-in web cam
  • Expand your netbook with accessories
  • Take advantage of Office Live Workspace, Google Apps, and other free web-based applications
  • Use Open Office on a Linux-based netbook
  • Learn how to use Windows 7

About the author:
Joli Ballew, MCSE, MCTS, MCDST, is a technical writer, technology trainer, and website manager. She is the author of How to Do Everything with Windows Vista Media Center, Hardcore Windows XP, and other books.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071639569
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2009
Series: How to Do Everything Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joli Ballew is a netbook expert, professional writer, trainer, and consultant. She is a columnist for the Microsoft Windows Expert Zone and the author of How to Do Everything with Windows Vista Media Center.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1. Getting to Know Your Netbook; Chapter 2. Safety First; Part II: Connecting to the Internet; Chapter 3. Find and Connect to Public Wireless Networks and Wi-Fi Hotspots; Chapter 4. Connect to a Wired Ethernet Network; Chapter 5. Make a Direct Connection with a Stand-Alone PC; Chapter 6. Connect with a Satellite Provider; Chapter 7. Surfing the Internet; Part III: Installing and Using Hardware and Software; Chapter 9. Install Software; Chapter 10. Web Cameras and Video Messaging; Chapter 11. Expand Your Netbook with Accessories; Chapter 12. An Introduction to Windows Live Services; Chapter 13. An Introduction to Office Live Workspace; Chapter 14. An Introduction to Google Apps; Chapter 15. An Introduction to OpenOffice.org; Chapter 16. Additional Web-Based Applications to Try; Chapter 17. An Introduction to Windows 7; Index

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