Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual

Paperback Missing Manuals

By (author) David Pogue

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 232mm x 33mm | 1,021g
  • Publication date: 5 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596804253
  • ISBN 13: 9780596804251
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Snow Leopard ed
  • Sales rank: 181,461

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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. 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, inefficient permissions, or other strange features. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Vista, we've got you covered. If you're ready to take on Mac OS X Snow 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 number 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, Snow Leopard Edition" is your ticket to a new computing experience.

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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. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is www.davidpogue.com.