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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition


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Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps 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 OS X.

Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. You won't find questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether youre using Windows XP or Windows 7, weve got you covered.

  • Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac is the easy part. This guide gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files.
  • Re-create your software suite. Big-name programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and others are available in both Mac and Windows versions, but hundreds of other programs are Windows-only. Learn the Macintosh equivalents and how to move data to them.
  • Learn OS X Mountain Lion. Once youve moved into the Macintosh mansion, its time to learn your way around. Youre in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to OS X.

About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart One: Welcome to MacintoshChapter 1: How the Mac Is DifferentChapter 2: Folders, Dock & WindowsChapter 3: Files, Icons & SpotlightChapter 4: Documents, Programs & Mission ControlChapter 5: Entering, Moving & Backing up DataPart Two: Making the MoveChapter 6: Transferring Your Files to the MacChapter 7: Special Software, Special ProblemsChapter 8: Windows on MacintoshChapter 9: Hardware on the MacPart Three: Making ConnectionsChapter 10: Internet Setup & iCloudChapter 11: Mail & ContactsChapter 12: Safari & MessagesPart Four: Putting Down RootsChapter 13: Accounts, Parental Controls & SecurityChapter 14: Networking, File Sharing & Screen SharingChapter 15: System PreferencesChapter 16: The Freebie ProgramsPart Five: AppendixesInstalling OS X Mountain LionTroubleshootingThe Windows-to-Mac DictionaryThe Master OS X Secret Keystroke ListColophon

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Operating Systems - General
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