Switching to the Mac
Mountain Lion EditionBook - 2012
Demonstrates how to become adjusted to the Macintosh operating system and how to transfer data from a Windows system to a Macintosh, discussing topics such as moving files and Macintosh equivalents to Windows-only programs.
For converts from Microsoft Windows to the Macintosh with its latest operating system, Pogue, The New York Times tech columnist and creator of the Missing Manuals series, provides a balanced assessment of the advantages and drawbacks of Mountain Lion (an upgrade from Leopard OS X). Noting differences between the Mac and Windows operating systems, Pough covers hardware, software, file sharing, and iCloud basics. The guide includes freeware references, helpful appendixes including the master OS X keystroke list, and a "nostalgia corner" for former Windows users. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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 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 OS X Mountain 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 OS X.