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Table Of Contents

Introduction
1Buying and Setting Up Your Netbook
What to Look for When Buying a Netbook
Customizing and Buying Your Netbook
Setting Up Your Netbook
Transferring Files to Your Netbook
Netbook Battery Options
A Note About Netbook Keyboards
2Getting to Know Your Windows Netbook
Which Windows?
Seven Things You Should Know About Windows 7
Setting Up a Windows XP Netbook
The Start Menu: Where It All Begins
Windows Desktop Basics
Taking Control with Control Panel
A Tour of the Windows Programs Menu
Adding More Programs
Removing Programs
Organizing and Finding Files
Checking Hard Drive Space
Backing Up Your Windows Netbook
Closing Down Your Netbook
3Getting to Know Your Linux Netbook
Which Type of Linux?
Setting Up a Linux Netbook
Exploring the Linux Desktop
Applications Menu: All Your Programs
Backing Up Your Linux Netbook
Closing Down Your Linux Netbook
4Connecting Devices to Your Netbook
Mice, Trackballs, and Tablets
Connecting an External Monitor or TV
Setting Up a Printer
Storing Data on External Drives
Capturing Images: Connecting Scanners and Webcams
Listening to Music: MP3 Players and External Speakers
On the Road: Cases and Cables
5Getting Online
Ways to Connect to the Internet
What You Need to Connect
Getting an Internet Service Provider
Setting Up a Wired Network
Setting Up a Wireless Network
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Common Wireless Network Problems
Using Public Wireless Networks
Getting Online with a Wireless Broadband Card
Using Your Mobile Phone as a Modem
Setting Up an Email Program
Email Basics
Using a Web Browser
Transfering Bookmarks from Another Computer
Adding Tools to Your Web Browser
OpenOffice.org: Free Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and More
Google Docs: An Online Alternative
Working with Contacts
Staying on Track with Calendars
Online Calendars
Viewing PDFs with Adobe Reader
Working with Graphics
Welcome to the Free World: Software
8Collaborating with Others
What You Can Do Online
Setting Up Instant Message Software
Voice Chat by Instant Messenger
Video Chat by Instant Messenger
File Transfer by Instant Messenger
Making Phone Calls with Skype
Working Together with Google Docs
Online Collaboration Sites
Social Networking Sites
9Multimedia Fun: Photos, Music, and Video
Importing Digital Photos
Organizing Your Photos
Editing Photos
Sharing Photos Online
Photo Sharing Websites
Popular MP3 Jukebox Programs
Playing Digital Music on the Netbook
Recording and Editing Sound
Watching TV and Video Online
10Playing Games
Games That Come with Your Netbook
Gaming Websites
Downloading Games
Serious Gaming on a Netbook
11Protecting You and Your Netbook
Ten Online Safety Tips for Netbooks
Keeping Viruses at Bay
Putting Up a Firewall
Other Security Software for Netbooks
Tuning Up with Windows System Tools
Using Remote Assistance
Reinstalling Windows
Built-in Linux Help Files
Maintaining a Linux Netbook
Ubuntu Remote Desktop
Installing (or Reinstalling) Ubuntu
Finding Help and Information Online
Index
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Netbooks: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

Netbooks: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs -- small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. But chances are you don't know how to choose a netbook, let alone use one. Not to worry: with this Missing Manual, you'll learn which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.

Netbooks: The Missing Manual provides easy-to-follow instructions and lots of advice to help you:

Learn the basics for using a Windows- or Linux-based netbook Connect speakers, printers, keyboards, external hard drives, and other hardware Get online using a wireless network, a public network, broadband cards, or dial-up Write email, browse the Web, transfer bookmarks, and add tools to your web browser Use business tools like Google Docs and Office for Netbooks Collaborate with others online via instant messaging Edit and share photos, play games, listen to music, and watch TV and movies online

You'll also learn about web-based backup and storage, staying secure online -- especially when using wireless networks -- and tips for troubleshooting. Netbooks point to the future of computing, and Netbooks: The Missing Manual will show you how to get there.

Netbooks are the hot new thing in PCs -- small, inexpensive laptops designed for web browsing, email, and working with web-based programs. But chances are you don't know how to choose a netbook, let alone use one. Not to worry: with this Missing Manual, you'll learn which netbook is right for you and how to set it up and use it for everything from spreadsheets for work to hobbies like gaming and photo sharing.

Netbooks: The Missing Manual provides easy-to-follow instructions and lots of advice to help you:

Learn the basics for using a Windows- or Linux-based netbook Connect speakers, printers, keyboards, external hard drives, and other hardware Get online using a wireless network, a public network, broadband cards, or dial-up Write email, browse the Web, transfer bookmarks, and add tools to your web browser Use business tools like Google Docs and Office for Netbooks Collaborate with others online via instant messaging Edit and share photos, play games, listen to music, and watch TV and movies online

You'll also learn about web-based backup and storage, staying secure online -- especially when using wireless networks -- and tips for troubleshooting. Netbooks point to the future of computing, and Netbooks: The Missing Manual will show you how to get there.

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