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.
You’ll learn how to set up Windows, take advantage of all the pre-installed software, ensure that your computer is secure, and even run your Eee PC on solar power. You’ll find tips for configuring printers and changing touchpad settings, techniques for making Skype phone calls and listening to Internet radio, and advice for adding storage and peripherals. It also helps you:
Take full advantage of this exciting, ultra-portable “netbook” PC
Set up your wireless connection
Make free Skype phone calls and video calls
Use OpenOffice.org, Thunderbird e-mail, Mozilla Firefox, and other included applications
Use the versatile OpenOffice productivity suite, including Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, and Impress for presentations
Compare the advantages of Windows vs. Linux
Discover the science, language, math, and art functions that kids can enjoy on the Eee
Enjoy built-in games, watch videos, play music, organize and view photos, and more
Boost storage and memory with SD cards and USB drives, go Bluetooth, and add a GPS
Get the scoop on backups, explore the advanced desktop, and customize the user interface
The Eee PC makes it simple to surf the Web, play games, work, and more. Asus Eee PC For Dummies makes it easier!
Good book, but not for all Eees
By R. A. Andresen - January 13, 2009
In short, this is a quite good book for teaching you the basics of how to get more out of your Linux based Eee. If you bought - or are planning to buy - a Eee with WinXP preinstalled, there are probably better guides to buy than this one.
In not-so-short, this book is a good buy for having an off line reference for using the software that ships with the Linux Eee, how to set your Eee up to suit your needs and how to perform a number of useful tweaks to improve the user experience... It is not, however, a definite guide to everything. On the contrary, the author willingly admits that there are much more information available - especially online - and helpfully provides a number of links to useful sites. More on that later, first some general remarks.
Eee PC for Dummies is written in an easy, accessible and informal style that I at least found easy to follow. It's laid out in a logical progression, starting with a short discussion on the various models of the Eee... read more
a book that respects and understands the Eee PC
By yardcoyote - January 16, 2009
The author of this book understands the Eee PC: what it is, what it isn't, and what it can do. These little computers are amazing tools, and people sometimes see them as either toys or simple Internet appliances, neglecting to explore their full capabilities.
Structurally, this is the classic "Dummies" book; it starts at the beginning and addresses the material clearly and directly, in logical sequence, starting with charging the Eee and turning it on, through connecting it with a network, using the pre-installed software, customization and troubleshooting.
It will be particularly useful to novice Linux users with Eees running the Xandros OS. The Linux Eees are highly useful right out of the box, using the underrated Easy Mode tabbed interface, and this book provides a complete introduction to working with this fast, simple, rock solid setup. But there is also plenty of information here for users with an experimental bent to get started adding software and... read more
By Saraswati - February 13, 2009
Being one of the earliest EeePC owners, I've spent a lot of time searching on the web for instructions how to use and customize my EeePC. And finally I am delighted to find a book that covers all the information you will need.
As the title suggest, this book is for EeePC users who come from the Windows world, don't know much about computer, but want to make full use of his EeePC - not just as a PDA, but also as a PC. In this book, there are comprehensive instructions on virtually everything, from simply using built-in softwares to running your EeePC with a solar battery for the EeePC (which I have searched on the web for long time without definite answer). And for some advanced topics, the book gives a link to instructions on the EeeUser Wiki.
People may argue that most of the information in this book are already on the web. But indeed many people found it difficult to look for the correct answer from the vast no. of threads in the EeeUser Forum, and moreover not... read more