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.
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The definitive, easy-to-use guide to the popular BeagleBone board
BeagleBone For Dummies is the definitive beginner's guide to using the popular BeagleBone board to learn electronics and programming. Unlike other books that require previous knowledge of electronics, Linux, and Python, this one assumes you know nothing at all, and guides you step-by-step throughout the process of getting acquainted with your BeagleBone Original or BeagleBone Black. ... Read More
If you’ve dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy.
Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the ... Read More
CPU, Ghz, Mhz, DIMMS, RAM, ROM, AGP, ISA, PCI, USB, CRT, LCD, NIC, CCD, CIS, DP, Kbps. What do all of these acronyms mean?
Are you baffled by computer technology and technology? Intimidated by computer salespeople who grimace or grin when you say “gizmo?” Buying a Computer For Dummies 2005 Edition gives you the ABCs of buying a computer. You don’t have to be able to talk tech; you just have to know what you want and how to get it. This guide turns ... Read More
Get the most out of your Google Chromebook
Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the ... Read More
The bestselling guide to choosing a computer and getting online, fully updated for Windows 8!
Whether you use your computer for bookkeeping, making travel plans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, computers are now an essential part of daily life. But it can be overwhelming to keep up with the technology as it continually evolves. This clear, friendly guide not only gets you up to speed on computer basics, it also covers the very latest information ... Read More
Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively!
3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors. This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today ... Read More
Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence
Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications ... Read More
Learn to diagnose and fix simple PC problems with this easy-to-follow guide
When something goes wrong with your computer, it's frustrating and potentially expensive. With Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies, you can find out what's wrong, how to fix it, whether you need to call in professional help, and how to practice preventive maintenance.
This friendly guide avoids techie jargon and shows you how to diagnose the problem, find out whether ... Read More
The easy way to effectively implement iPads in the classroom
The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21stcentury, and this hands-on guide shows you just how to implement it in your educational institution. iPad in Education For Dummies serves as a roadmap for the device's successful use as an education tool—from both a personal and institutional perspective. It examines why the iPad is a perfect fit for contemporary educational needs, how to ... Read More
A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture
Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work ... Read More
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The all-in-one guide to buying, using, securing, and transporting a laptop—it's ten books in one!
If you want to take a computer with you on a trip, to a coffee shop, or into the kitchen when you're cooking, laptops are just the ticket. They're portable, powerful, and popular—but they're not desktops, so you’ll want to know what you’re doing from the get-go. This terrific, ten-minibooks-in-one book covers all the bases: how to choose the best laptop ... Read More
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Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get started using their laptops and tablets
Laptop and tablet popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop or tablet, this is the book for you! Laptops and tablets are ideal for seniors who travel and want to stay in contact with family and friends. You'll learn how to select the laptop or tablet that ... Read More
Hit the road with your laptop and this must-have For Dummies guide
If you're like most people, your laptop is taking the place of your PC. Whether you're on the road, working at home, or multitasking, your laptop is now an essential, trusted tool. Just in time, beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that covers the very latest in laptops. From synchronizing with your desktop and coordinating e-mail to maintaining security, ... Read More
Laptops For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to use your laptop to its fullest potential, from how to purchase a laptop and what to do when you first open the box to how to keep your laptop safe and running smoothly.
You will discover how to choose and purchase the right laptop for you, how to set up and maintain your laptop, customize user accounts, adding your laptop to networks, printing, and connecting to the Internet. In this updated and revised ... Read More
Chances are, you wanted a laptop because it’s compact, portable, and gets the job done. You’ll want this book for the same reasons. Small enough to fit into your laptop case, it gives you what you need to make the most of your laptop—even if it’s your first computer. After an introduction that familiarizes you with the hardware and software plus operational essentials, it includes concise info on: ... Read More
If you’re a part of the business world, chances are that you need to use a laptop for mobile computing. Newly revised and updated to serve as a valuable guide for anyone who operates a laptop computer, Laptops for Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition is an indispensable guide that’s perfect for when you’re on the road.
You’ll learn how to select the perfect laptop to take with you on the road and you’ll find out how to install or activate WiFi, Bluetooth ... Read More
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It's never too late to get up and running on a laptop
Just bought your first laptop and not sure where to start? Here's the book you need. Easy-to-follow instructions (plus really easy-to-read fonts!) help you unlock the most convenient and fun aspects to using a laptop. Get advice on selecting the right laptop for you, learn to navigate the operating system without hassle, and get comfortable with files and folders, wireless printing, downloading ... Read More
You’ll get the straight, simple lessons that you need to effectively use your Vista powered laptop in Laptops Just the Steps For Dummies. Get where you need to go with a minimum of steps! This book lays out a specific goal and helps you achieve it with a series of lessons, paired with tips and graphics to illustrate the task. You can read this book from cover to cover or skip to the parts that you need to know. ... Read More
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Got a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Want the scoop on Mac laptop basics, using Mac OS X Leopard, networking a laptop, or connecting your laptop to wireless devices? There’s no better place to find what you need than MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition!
With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition ... Read More
Network administrators challenged with the task of building and deploying a network database can look to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 For Dummies for simple answers about a complex tool. Microsoft bills its SQL server as the best and fastest network database for NT-based networks and the Internet. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 For Dummies explores the processes and tasks involved with installing, configuring, and using the latest release of Microsoft SQL ... Read More