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The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share data between your Mac and your PC? Understand the differences between Mac OS®X and Windows®? Learn how to perform everyday Mac tasks? Transfer important stuff like calendars, contact lists, and music? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access ...
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share data between your Mac and your PC? Understand the differences between Mac OS®X and Windows®? Learn how to perform everyday Mac tasks? Transfer important stuff like calendars, contact lists, and music? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your Mac to the max.
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has written more than four dozen books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. These books include Macs Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
Chapter 1: What Are the Differences Between Mac and Windows? 2
Chapter 2: Which Mac Applications Do I Use? 30
Chapter 3: How Do I Perform Everyday Mac Tasks? 58
Chapter 4: How Do I Transfer E-mail, Contacts, and Calendars to My Mac? 94
Chapter 5: How Do I Move My Other Windows Data to My Mac? 116
Chapter 6: How Do I Work with Files, Folders, and Programs? 136
Chapter 7: How Do I Connect and Work with Devices? 172
Chapter 8: How Do I Perform Mac Maintenance? 208
Chapter 9: How Can I Solve Mac Problems? 236
Chapter 10: How Can I Share Data Between Mac OS X and Windows? 262
Chapter 11: How Can I Run Windows on My Mac? 284
Appendix A: Mac Online Resources 310
Appendix B: Mac Shortcut Keys 313
Posted May 7, 2010
I cannot believe I am considering a Mac as my next computer. Unbelievable. No way. I must be sick. Maybe old and losing my marbles. Something is definately wrong here.
I have used a pc for many years, both at work and at home. Everybody in the office used a pc, except for those strange people who dressed funny in the graphic arts department. Definately a minority in more ways than one. Did they not realize how much better a pc is?
Now I am retired. No more equations to solve. No more in-depth statistical reports to prepare. What do I do on the computer? Photoshop. That accounts for about 85 percent of my time, other than checking email and surfing the web. Mac has always excelled at graphics, I am told. So I made a huge mistake. I borrowed my friends MacBook for an evening. Done deal. Hooked.
Now I need to do some research. I have always suffered from a huge appetite and analysis paralysis. Research every potential purchase to death! Found this book and liked the format and content. Seemed informative without being boring or overly complex for a pc user. I am glad I bought the book. It has been a big help. Very informative and thought-provoking. Wish me luck.
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Posted June 20, 2009
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