Switching to the Mac

Switching to the Mac

The Missing Manual

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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 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.
Publisher: Sebastapol, CA : Pogue Press/O'Reilly, 2012.
Edition: Lion edition.
ISBN: 9781449398538
1449398537
Branch Call Number: 005.44765 MACOS POG
Characteristics: xvii, 691 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Sourdough64
Mar 29, 2014

Excellent reference book for those switching. Easy to follow, humorous (always a help when trying to find your way through). Good illustrations and tips.

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