Netbook manufacturer Acer is forecasting sales of fifteen million units in 2009. This book is a guide to Netbooks, informing consumers on how to choose the best Netbook, how to use it, how to integrate it with the Web community via Webware, and more.
Nancy Nicolaisen is an author, researcher, veteran software developer and former Computer Science Professor specializing in mobile and embedded device technologies. In 2008 she provided mobile device developer education materials, analysis and strategy consultation to Nokia, Symbian Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Time Warner AOL, Information Today and other global players in the mobile connected device space. In 2007 she served as technical advisor for the development of the Microsoft Professional Education course titled Designing, Building and Managing Wireless Networks . Her feature articles, columns and analyses have been internationally circulated in publications including BYTE, PC Magazine, Windows Sources, Computer Shopper, Dr. Dobbs Journal of Software Engineering, Microsoft Systems Journal, DataBased Advisor, Telecom Advisor and McGraw-Hill/DATAPRO Research; She regularly provides feature and analysis content for Internet based publishers including jupitermedia.com, codeguru.com and Information Today; She is author of three books: Making Windows Portable: Porting Win32 to Win CE (2002, John Wiley & Sons); The Practical Guide to Debugging 32 Bit Windows Applications (1996, McGraw Hill); and The Visual Guide to Visual C++ (1994, Ventana Press) available in five foreign language editions. Ms. Nicolaisen is currently active in exploring open source technologies and trends for mobile, embedded and wireless devices. Karen J. Offermann is a veteran enterprise solution project manager, with background in global service delivery and high profile editorial/analyst experience. Her full resume is available upon request, and demonstrates: Proficiency in all phases of interactive content delivery Ability to manage multiple work and project streams, ensuring strategic goals, budgets and schedules are met Broad experience in global solution deployments < Planning and business analysis acumen supporting design, deployment and ongoing management of solutions and services delivered to more than 1 million network endpoints
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