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Switching To Mac: Missing Manual (Rev 08 Edition)

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Is Windows giving you pause? Ready to make the leap to the Mac instead? There has never been a better time to switch from Windows to Mac, and this incomparable guide will help you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.

Why is this such a good time to switch? Upgrading from one version of Windows to another used to be simple. But now there's Windows Vista, a veritable resource hog that forces you to relearn everything. Learning a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms or spyware. No questionable firewalls, inefficient permissions, or other strange features. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. And if you're still using Windows XP, we've got you covered, too.

If you're ready to take on Mac OS X Leopard, the latest edition of this bestselling guide tells you everything you need to know:

  • Transferring your stuff — Moving photos, MP3s, and Microsoft Office documents is the easy part. This book gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files.


  • Re-creating your software suite — Big-name programs (Word, Photoshop, Firefox, Dreamweaver, and so on) are available in both Mac and Windows versions, but hundreds of other programs are available only for Windows. This guide identifies the Mac equivalents and explains how to move your data to them.


  • Learning Leopard — Once you've moved into the Mac, a final task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to the Macintosh.
Moving from Windows to a Mac successfully and painlessly is the one thing Apple does not deliver. Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is your ticket to a new computing experience.

Book News Annotation:

After enumerating the reasons that PC users are increasingly converting to the Mac--including the fact that Intel-powered Macs can now run Windows software, the New York Times computer columnist explains how to make the switch to the unique features of the Mac's latest "Leopard" operating system. Pogue answers frequently asked questions, appends the master Mac OS X secret keystroke list, and in line with the missing manual series cost-saving philosophy, offers a website in lieu of the "missing CD." A trial online edition of the book is also available. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

It's little wonder that longtime Windows users are migrating in droves to the new Mac. They're fed up with the virus-prone Windows way of life, and they're lured by Apple's well-deserved reputation for producing great all-around computers that are reliable, user-friendly, well designed, and now--with the $500 Mac mini--extremely affordable, too.

Whether you're drawn to the Mac's stability, its stunning digital media suite, or the fact that a whole computer can look and feel as slick as your iPod, you can quickly and easily become a Mac convert. But consider yourself warned: a Mac isn't just a Windows machine in a prettier box; it's a whole different animal and a whole new computing experience.

If you're contemplating--or have already made--the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, you need Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition. This incomparable guide delivers what Apple doesn't: everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a Mac.

The latest reprint of this book has been updated to reflect the new generation of Mac models that run on Intel chips. There's even a new appendix that guides you through the installation of Windows XP on your Macintosh (using adapter software like Boot Camp or Parallels), so that you have the best of all worlds: a single, beautiful machine that can run 100 percent of the world's desktop software. (Note to people who've already bought the book: This appendix is available as a free PDF download from missingmanuals.com.)

Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue teams up with 17-year-old whiz kid and founder of GoldfishSoft (www.goldfishsoft.com) Adam Goldstein to cover every aspect ofswitching to a Mac--things like transferring email, files, and addresses from a PC to a Mac; getting acquainted with the Mac's interface; adapting to Mac versions of familiar programs (including Microsoft Office); setting up a network to share files with PCs and Macs; and using the printers, scanners, and other peripherals you already own.

Covering the latest in Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition explains the hundreds of innovative new features to the Mac OS and how you can understand and make the very most of each.

Whether you're a novice or a power user, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition, teaches you how to smoothly and seamlessly replace (or supplement) your Windows machine--in a refreshingly funny and down-to-earth style--with a mighty Mac.

Synopsis:

For readers switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, this incomparable guide delivers what new users need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a new system.

About the Author

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for "The New York Times". Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video, and a popular daily blog, "Pogue's Posts." He is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos. With more than 3 million books in print, he is one of the world's bestselling

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits Introduction Welcome to Macintosh Chapter 1: How the Mac Is Different Chapter 2: Folders, Dock, and Windows Chapter 3: Files, Icons, and Spotlight Chapter 4: Documents, Programs, and Spaces Moving In Chapter 5: Eight Ways to Transfer Your Files Chapter 6: Transferring Email and Contacts Chapter 7: Special Software, Special Problems Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh Chapter 9: Hardware on the Mac The Mac Online Chapter 10: Internet Setup Chapter 11: Mail and Address Book Chapter 12: Safari and iChat Putting Down Roots Chapter 13: Accounts, Parental Controls, and Security Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing, and Screen Sharing Chapter 15: System Preferences Chapter 16: The Free Programs Appendixes Installation and Troubleshooting The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596514129
Author:
Pogue, David
Publisher:
Pogue Press
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
10.5;Apple;David Pogue;Switching to the Mac;keynote;leopard;missing manual;switching to macintosh;vista;windows xp
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Missing Manual
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.2 in 1.77 lb

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Product details 608 pages Pogue Press - English 9780596514129 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It's little wonder that longtime Windows users are migrating in droves to the new Mac. They're fed up with the virus-prone Windows way of life, and they're lured by Apple's well-deserved reputation for producing great all-around computers that are reliable, user-friendly, well designed, and now--with the $500 Mac mini--extremely affordable, too.

Whether you're drawn to the Mac's stability, its stunning digital media suite, or the fact that a whole computer can look and feel as slick as your iPod, you can quickly and easily become a Mac convert. But consider yourself warned: a Mac isn't just a Windows machine in a prettier box; it's a whole different animal and a whole new computing experience.

If you're contemplating--or have already made--the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, you need Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition. This incomparable guide delivers what Apple doesn't: everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a Mac.

The latest reprint of this book has been updated to reflect the new generation of Mac models that run on Intel chips. There's even a new appendix that guides you through the installation of Windows XP on your Macintosh (using adapter software like Boot Camp or Parallels), so that you have the best of all worlds: a single, beautiful machine that can run 100 percent of the world's desktop software. (Note to people who've already bought the book: This appendix is available as a free PDF download from missingmanuals.com.)

Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue teams up with 17-year-old whiz kid and founder of GoldfishSoft (www.goldfishsoft.com) Adam Goldstein to cover every aspect ofswitching to a Mac--things like transferring email, files, and addresses from a PC to a Mac; getting acquainted with the Mac's interface; adapting to Mac versions of familiar programs (including Microsoft Office); setting up a network to share files with PCs and Macs; and using the printers, scanners, and other peripherals you already own.

Covering the latest in Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition explains the hundreds of innovative new features to the Mac OS and how you can understand and make the very most of each.

Whether you're a novice or a power user, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition, teaches you how to smoothly and seamlessly replace (or supplement) your Windows machine--in a refreshingly funny and down-to-earth style--with a mighty Mac.

"Synopsis" by ,
For readers switching from a Windows PC to a Mac, this incomparable guide delivers what new users need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a new system.
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