Green Home Computing For Dummies

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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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About the author

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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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 1, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470550151
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / General
Computers / Hardware / Personal Computers / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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