Synopses & Reviews
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 Mac OS X.
Learning to use 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 or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, we've 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 Mac OS X Lion. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, it's time to learn your way around. You're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to Mac 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 Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What Mac OS X Gives You; What Mac OS X Takes Away; About This Book; The Very Basics; The Lion Difference: iPad Techniques; Welcome to Macintosh; Chapter 1: How the Mac Is Different; 1.1 Power On, Dude; 1.2 That One-Button Mouse; 1.3 On, Off, and Sleep; 1.4 The Menu Bar; 1.5 Finder = Windows Explorer; 1.6 Dock = Taskbar; 1.7 Menulets = Tray; 1.8 Keyboard Differences; 1.9 Disk Differences; 1.10 Where Your Stuff Is; 1.11 Window Controls; 1.12 Terminology Differences; Chapter 2: Folders, Dock and Windows; 2.1 Getting into Mac OS X; 2.2 The Four Window Views; 2.3 Icon View; 2.4 List View; 2.5 Column View; 2.6 Cover Flow View; 2.7 Quick Look; 2.8 The Dock; 2.9 The Finder Toolbar; 2.10 Getting Help in Mac OS X; Chapter 3: Files, Icons and Spotlight; 3.1 Renaming Icons; 3.2 Selecting Icons; 3.3 Moving and Copying Icons; 3.4 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 3.5 Color Labels; 3.6 The Trash; 3.7 Get Info; 3.8 The Spotlight Menu; 3.9 The Spotlight Window; 3.10 Customizing Spotlight; 3.11 Smart Folders; Chapter 4: Documents, Programs and Mission Control; 4.1 A Word About Lion Apps; 4.2 The Mac App Store; 4.3 Other Ways to Get Mac Software; 4.4 Opening Mac OS X Programs; 4.5 Launchpad; 4.6 Windows that Auto-Reopen; 4.7 The Application Menu; 4.8 Quitting Programs; 4.9 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 4.10 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter; 4.11 Dashboard; 4.12 Exposé; 4.13 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 4.14 How Documents Know Their Parents; 4.15 Keyboard Control; 4.16 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 4.17 Auto Save and Versions; Chapter 5: Entering, Moving and Backing Up Data; 5.1 Power Typing; 5.2 The Many Languages of Mac OS X Text; 5.3 Data Detectors; 5.4 Moving Data Between Documents; 5.5 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 5.6 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; 5.7 Time Machine; Making the Move; Chapter 6: Transferring Your Files to the Mac; 6.1 Transfers by Apple Genius; 6.2 The Windows Migration Assistant; 6.3 Manual Network Transfers; 6.4 Transfers by Disk; 6.5 Transfers by File-Sending Web Site; 6.6 Transfers by Email; 6.7 Where to Put Your Copied Files; 6.8 Document Conversion Issues; Chapter 7: Special Software, Special Problems; 7.1 ACDSee; 7.2 Acrobat Reader; 7.3 ACT; 7.4 Ad Subtract (Pop-up Stopper); 7.5 Adobe [your favorite program here]; 7.6 America Online; 7.7 AIM (AOL Instant Messenger); 7.8 Children's Software; 7.9 Easy CD Creator; 7.10 Encarta; 7.11 Eudora; 7.12 Excel; 7.13 Firefox; 7.14 Games; 7.15 Google Desktop Search; 7.16 Google Earth; 7.17 Google Chrome; 7.18 ICQ; 7.19 Internet Explorer; 7.20 iTunes; 7.21 LimeWire; 7.22 McAfee VirusScan; 7.23 Microsoft Access; 7.24 Microsoft Money; 7.25 Microsoft Office; 7.26 Microsoft Publisher; 7.27 Microsoft Visio; 7.28 Minesweeper; 7.29 MSN Messenger; 7.30 NaturallySpeaking; 7.31 Netscape; 7.32 Newsgroup Readers; 7.33 Norton AntiVirus; 7.34 Norton Utilities; 7.35 Notepad; 7.36 Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail; 7.37 Paint Shop Pro; 7.38 Palm Desktop; 7.39 Picasa; 7.40 PowerPoint; 7.41 QuickBooks; 7.42 Quicken; 7.43 RealPlayer; 7.44 RssReader; 7.45 Skype; 7.46 SnagIt; 7.47 Solitaire; 7.48 Street Atlas USA; 7.49 TaxCut, TurboTax; 7.50 WinAmp, MusicMatch; 7.51 Windows Media Player; 7.52 WinZip; 7.53 Word; 7.54 WordPerfect; 7.55 Yahoo Messenger; Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh; 8.1 Boot Camp; 8.2 Windows in a Window; 8.3 Windows via OnLive Desktop; 8.4 Life with Microsoft Exchange; Chapter 9: Hardware on the Mac; 9.1 Printers and Printing; 9.2 Making the Printout; 9.3 Managing Printouts; 9.4 Printer Sharing; 9.5 Faxing; 9.6 PDF Files; 9.7 Fonts--and Font Book; 9.8 Digital Cameras; 9.9 Disks; 9.10 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 9.11 DVD Movies; 9.12 Keyboard; 9.13 Mouse; 9.14 Monitors; 9.15 Scanners; Making Connections; Chapter 10: Internet Setup and iCloud; 10.1 Network Central and Multihoming; 10.2 Broadband Connections; 10.3 Cellular Modems; 10.4 Tethering; 10.5 Dial-Up Modem Connections; 10.6 Switching Locations; 10.7 Internet Sharing; 10.8 iCloud; Chapter 11: Mail and Address Book; 11.1 Checking Your Mail; 11.2 Writing Messages; 11.3 Stationery; 11.4 Reading Email; 11.5 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 11.6 RSS Feeds; 11.7 Notes; 11.8 Address Book; Chapter 12: Safari and iChat; 12.1 Browsing Basics; 12.2 Tips for Better Surfing; 12.3 Tabbed Browsing; 12.4 RSS: The Missing Manual; 12.5 iChat; 12.6 Many Chat Networks; 12.7 Setting Up Your Chat Account(s); 12.8 The Buddy List; 12.9 Making a List; 12.10 Let the Chat Begin; 12.11 Text Chatting; 12.12 Audio Chats; 12.13 Video Chats; 12.14 Juggling Chats and Windows; 12.15 Sharing Your Screen; 12.16 iChat Theater; Putting Down Roots; Chapter 13: Accounts, Parental Controls and Security; 13.1 Introducing Accounts; 13.2 Creating an Account; 13.3 Parental Controls; 13.4 Editing Accounts; 13.5 Setting Up the Login Process; 13.6 Signing In, Logging Out; 13.7 Sharing Across Accounts; 13.8 Fast User Switching; 13.9 Five Mac OS X Security Shields; 13.10 Two Mac OS X Privacy Shields; Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing and Screen Sharing; 14.1 Wiring the Network; 14.2 File Sharing: Three Ways; 14.3 AirDrop; 14.4 Sharing Your Public Folder; 14.5 Sharing Any Folder; 14.6 Accessing Shared Files; 14.7 Networking with Windows; 14.8 Screen Sharing; Chapter 15: System Preferences; 15.1 The System Preferences Window; 15.2 Bluetooth; 15.3 CDs and DVDs; 15.4 Date and Time; 15.5 Desktop and Screen Saver; 15.6 Displays; 15.7 Dock; 15.8 Energy Saver; 15.9 General; 15.10 iCloud; 15.11 Keyboard; 15.12 Language and Text; 15.13 Mail, Contacts and Calendars; 15.14 Mission Control; 15.15 MobileMe; 15.16 Mouse; 15.17 Network; 15.18 Parental Controls; 15.19 Print and Scan; 15.20 Security and Privacy; 15.21 Sharing; 15.22 Software Update; 15.23 Sound; 15.24 Speech; 15.25 Spotlight; 15.26 Startup Disk; 15.27 Time Machine; 15.28 Trackpad; 15.29 Universal Access; 15.30 Users and Groups; Chapter 16: The Freebie Programs; 16.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 16.2 Address Book; 16.3 App Store; 16.4 Automator; 16.5 Calculator; 16.6 Chess; 16.7 Dashboard; 16.8 Dictionary; 16.9 DVD Player; 16.10 FaceTime; 16.11 Font Book; 16.12 GarageBand; 16.13 iCal; 16.14 iChat; 16.15 iDVD; 16.16 Image Capture; 16.17 iMovie, iPhoto; 16.18 iTunes; 16.19 Launchpad; 16.20 Mail; 16.21 Mission Control; 16.22 Photo Booth; 16.23 Preview; 16.24 QuickTime Player; 16.25 Safari; 16.26 Stickies; 16.27 System Preferences; 16.28 TextEdit; 16.29 Time Machine; 16.30 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Appendixes; Installation; Hardware Requirements; Psychological Requirements; The Standard Installation; The Setup Assistant; The Homemade Lion Installer Disk; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.7 Lion; Troubleshooting; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The "Where'd-It-Go?" Dictionary; About [this program]; Accessibility Options control panel; Active Desktop; Add Hardware control panel; Add or Remove Programs control panel; All Programs; Alt key; Automatic Update; Backspace key; Battery level; BIOS; Briefcase; Calculator; Camera and Scanner Wizard; CDs; Character Map; Clean Install; Clipboard; Command line; Control Panel; Copy, Cut, Paste; Ctrl key; Date and Time; Delete Key (Forward Delete); Desktop; Directories; Disk Defragmenter; Disks; Display control panel; DLL files; DOS prompt; Drivers; End Task dialog box; Exiting programs; Explorer; Favorites; Faxing; File Sharing; Floppy disks; Folder Options; Fonts; Help and Support; Hibernation; Internet Explorer; Internet Options; IRQs; Java; Keyboard control panel; Logging in; Mail control panel; Maximize button; Menus; Minimize button; Mouse control panel; (My) Computer; (My) Documents, (My) Pictures, (My) Music; (My) Network Places; Network Neighborhood; Notepad; Personal Web Server; Phone and Modem Options control panel; Power Options; Printer Sharing; Printers and Faxes; PrntScrn key; Program Files folder; Properties dialog box; Recycle Bin; Regional and Language Options control panel; Registry; Run command; Safe Mode; ScanDisk; Scheduled Tasks; Scrap files; Screen saver; Search; Shortcut menus; Shortcuts; Sounds and Audio Devices; Speech control panel; Standby mode; Start menu; Startup folder; System control panel; System Tray; Taskbar; Taskbar and Start Menu control panel; "Three-fingered salute"; ToolTips; TweakUI; User Accounts control panel; Windows (or WINNT) folder; Windows logo key; Windows Media Player; Windows Messenger; WordPad; Zip files; The Master Mac OS X Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; In the Finder; Menu; Finder Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; View Menu; Go Menu; Window Menu; Help Menu; Power Keys; The Dock; Managing Programs; Dialog Boxes; Trackpad Gestures; Magic Mouse Gestures; Colophon;