Asus Eee PC for Dummies

From the Back Cover
Discover all you can do with this well-equipped, Web-enabled mini-laptop

Ultra-small, ultra-light, ultra-easy ― that’s your Eee PC. But it’s no lightweight when it comes to getting things done, and this book helps you make the most of all it has to offer. Learn to use the Linux operating system and applications, navigate the ingeniously tabbed desktop, add hardware and software, back up and restore the Eee PC, and much more.

Stay in touch ― learn to use Thunderbird e-mail and explore the flexibility of Web browsing with Firefox
Choose your OS ― see which ASUS Eee PC models come with Windows® XP and compare the advantages of Windows versus Linux
Kid stuff ― discover the science, language, math, and art functions that kids can enjoy on the Eee PC
Let’s play ― enjoy built-in games, watch videos, play music, organize and view photos, and more
Expand ― boost storage and memory with SD cards and USB drives, go Bluetooth®, and add a GPS device
Tech it out ― get the scoop on backups, explore the Advanced Mode desktop, and customize the user interface

Open the book and find:
A quick course in using Linux
How to set up Windows on an Eee PC
A guide to all the pre-installed software
How to make Skype phone calls and listen to Internet radio
Tips on backing up, restoring, and troubleshooting
Testing and security advice
How to add storage and peripherals
Ways to extend battery life

About the Author
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.

Related Articles

Netbooks for Dummies

The only full-service reference on choosing, setting up, and using the hot new Netbook
Netbooks are the fastest-selling segment of the PC market. These small, lightweight mini-laptops are less expensive and run longer on a battery charge than traditional laptops. This is the first book to cover everything from choosing the right Netbook to adding memory and remote access.

You’ll learn to compare various models and identify what best meets your needs, connect to the Internet almost anywhere, choose and use free productivity tools, and much more. Netbooks For Dummies covers both Windows and Linux, since Netbooks are available with either operating system.

Explains what Netbooks are, what they can do, and the advantages of mobile technology
Provides criteria to help you decide what you need in a Netbook and descriptions of the available models, so you can choose one which best meets your needs
Covers both Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux operating systems available on Netbooks
Walks you through setting up a Netbook and shows you how it can work for you both at home and on the go
Discusses free online productivity applications, data synchronization services, and social networks
Covers advanced topics like adding memory and remote access

With Netbooks For Dummies, you’ll be ready to make the most of the hottest mobile computing technology on the market today.

Linux for Dummies 9th Edition

One of the fastest ways to learn Linux is with this perennial favorite
Eight previous top-selling editions of Linux For Dummies can’t be wrong. If you’ve been wanting to migrate to Linux, this book is the best way to get there. Written in easy-to-follow, everyday terms, Linux For Dummies 9th Edition gets you started by concentrating on two distributions of Linux that beginners love: the Ubuntu LiveCD distribution and the gOS Linux distribution, which comes pre-installed on Everex computers.

The book also covers the full Fedora distribution.

Linux is an open-source operating system and a low-cost or free alternative to Microsoft Windows; of numerous distributions of Linux, this book covers Ubuntu Linux, Fedora Core Linux, and gOS Linux, and includes them on the DVD.
Install new open source software via Synaptic or RPM package managers
Use free software to browse the Web, listen to music, read e-mail, edit photos, and even run Windows in a virtualized environment
Get acquainted with the Linux command line

If you want to get a solid foundation in Linux, this popular, accessible book is for you.

PCs For Dummies 13th Edition

The bestselling PC reference on the planet―now available in its 13th edition
Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer.

Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you’re probably too shy to ask a friend about.

Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up
Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet
Find your way around Windows 10 OS with ease and confidence
Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media

If you’re a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.

Windows 7 For Seniors for Dummies

This easy-to-understand guide helps seniors get started with Windows 7!
Many seniors use a home computer to stay connected to family and friends. This fun and friendly guide shows how to use Windows 7, the most popular operating system pre-loaded onto personal computers and laptops, to write e-mails, connect with family via Windows Live Messenger, download pictures with Photo Gallery, and listen to music using Windows Media Player.

Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies uses a large font for the text that makes the book easier to read and it features magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating. For Dummies author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 7, shows you how to customize the desktop so that it accommodates your needs, and explains how to use the webcam and instant messenger to keep in contact with family and friends. Plus, you’ll get critical insight for protecting your personal information.

Shows seniors how to stay connected to family and friends using the features of Windows 7
Explains how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use webcam and instant messenger, and more
Discusses the important topic of keeping data and personal information safe and secure
Uses a larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots

For seniors interested in getting started using the exciting features of Windows 7, Windows 7 For Seniors For Dummies is the ideal beginner guide!

PCs for Dummies Windows ‘7 Edition

Get the latest edition of the bestselling PC book on the planet!

What better way to make friends with your new PC than with this new edition of the bestselling PC book in the world? PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition explains the latest Windows operating system in a refreshingly jargon-free way that’s loaded with good humor and great help.

Discover how to make your PC safe for your kids, get in touch with your digital life, use flash drives, learn about green computing, and much more.

Dan Gookin, author of the original DOS For Dummies, helped launch the worldwide popularity of the series; his books have been translated in 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print
This guide gets you up to speed on the latest PC hardware and software and covers all the innovations and changes in Windows 7, all without the boring jargon
Covers making your PC safe for kids, organizing your digital life, green computing, storage on memory cards and flash drives, online photo sharing, and much more

Make your life easier the Dummies way with PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition.