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!
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.
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.
It can be easy to be green! Follow these suggestions and help save the planet Get on board the green machine! Here's how to assess your technology's green factor and make small changes with big impact. You'll also find tips for using technology in green ways and advice on getting rid of old devices in an environmentally friendly way. Learn what to buy, when to upgrade, where to find green ideas, and much more. Watch your step — calculate the size of your carbon footprint and see how much your electronics contribute to it Do your home work — find great advice to help you make the case to your employer for telecommuting options You have the power — to use less energy, and you'll find lots of ways to do that Green upgrades — discover how to give your current computer a green makeover Buying green — learn what to look for when shopping for a new computer and peripherals When it's time to retire your electronic devices — uncover earth-friendly ways to recycle your old computer and be sure you don't give away your personal data Sharing is good — see how home networks, device sharing, and Windows Home Server can protect the planet The green cloud — find out why cloud computing makes green sense Open the book and find: What the Energy Star can tell you Tips for reducing energy use throughout your home The difference between Energy Star and EnergyGuide How to decide what to print and what to read on an electronic device Ten great places to find green hints Definitions of common green terms How to prepare equipment for recycling Guidelines for setting up a green home office
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