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Green Home Computing For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-55015-1
384 pages
July 2009
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Make your computer a green machine and live greener at home and at work

Get on board the green machine! Green home computing means making the right technology choice for the environment, whether it be a Windows-based or Mac-based computer and all the peripherals. In addition, it means learning how to properly and safely dispose of those items and how to use your computer to create a greener life at home and at work.

Computer expert Woody Leonhard and green living guru Katherine Murray introduce you to the many green products that exist in the world of technology, including eco-friendly desktops, laptops, and servers; energy-efficient peripherals; and the numerous Web sites that offer advice on how to go green in nearly every aspect of your life.

  • Bestselling author Woody Leonhard and green living guru Katherine Murray show you how to make your computer more eco-friendly
  • Discusses buying a green computer and choosing eco-friendly peripherals
  • Discover ways to manage your power with software and servers
  • Provides helpful explanations that decipher how to understand your computer's power consumption

With this invaluable insight, you'll discover that it actually is easy being green!

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Introduction.

Part I: Getting a Little Green Behind the Ears.

Chapter 1: What Is Green Computing?

Chapter 2: Checking Out Your Carbon Footprint.

Chapter 3: The Straight Scoop on Power.

Part II: Choosing Your Green PC Path.

Chapter 4: Assessing What You've Got.

Chapter 5: Giving Your Computer a Green Makeover.

Chapter 6: Buying a Green Computer.

Chapter 7: Choosing Earth-Friendly Peripherals.

Chapter 8: Recycling Your Computer.

Part III: Greener Under the Hood.

Chapter 9: Optimize Your Computer Power Management.

Chapter 10: Greening Mobile Devices.

Chapter 11: Print Less, Breathe More.

Chapter 12: Seamless Sharing across Systems.

Part IV: Telecommuting, Teleconferencing, and Teleporting.

Chapter 13: Making the Case for Telecommuting.

Chapter 14: Telecomm Central: The Green Home Office.

Chapter 15: Collaborating and Cloud Computing.

Chapter 16: Making the Connection: Virtual Presence.

Chapter 17: Your Green Small Business.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Best Ways to Make Your Computer Greener.

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus) Online Resources for Green Info, Action, and Products...351

Index.

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Woody Leonhard is best known for his various Windows All-In-One For Dummies books. Woody's a Microsoft MVP and one of the original Microsoft Consulting Partners. He's also a Contributing Editor for Windows Secrets Newsletter.

Katherine Murray is a nature lover, communications expert, and the author of more than 50 books on technology and business topics related to digital lifestyle.

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