Green Home Computing For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 3, 2009 - Computers - 384 pages
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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Contents

Introduction
1
What Is Green Computing?
7
Checking Out Your Carbon Footprint
17
The Straight Scoop on Power
31
Choosing Your Green PC Path
63
Giving Your Computer a Green Makeover
83
Buying a Green Computer
105
Choosing EarthFriendly Peripherals
125
Print Less Breathe More
213
Seamless Sharing across Systems
227
Telecommuting Teleconferencing
247
Telecomm Central The Green Home Office
269
Collaborating and Cloud Computing
283
Making the Connection Virtual Presence
301
Your Green Small Business
321
Ten Best Ways to Make Your Computer Greener
343

Recycling Your Computer
139
Greener Under the Hood
163
Greening Mobile Devices
195
Ten Plus Online Resources for Green Info
351
Index
359
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About the author (2009)

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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