About a year after the launch of the first Asus Eee PC, we see the launch of the first widely available (although I have good reason to believe it won’t be the last) book about netbooks. ASUS Eee PC For Dummies is now available on Amazon for $16.49.
The book covers all the basics, with an introduction to Linux for people who aren’t familiar with the nuances of Linux and Xandros in particular. There’s also information about all the preloaded software, advice for extending your battery life, and tips for backing up and restoring data.
Honestly, a lot of this information is available online for free. But for $16.50, it might be nice to have it all in one place. The biggest problem with writing a book about a product that’s evolving as quickly as the Eee PC line of computers is that between the time you start writing and the time the book is release, the landscape changes dramatically. There are new models of Eee PCs and other netbooks on the market today, and there’s a ton of new software designed for the site. Fortunately, the publisher has put up a web site to accompany the book that features a few free bonus chapters including one on installing and using alternate Linux distributions.
via Eee PC.net