Switching to a Mac Portable Genius

Switching to a Mac Portable Genius

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by Paul McFedries
     
 

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Switching from a PC to a Mac is a breeze with this book

Anyone considering making the move to Mac from the Windows world will find this book smoothes the way. While Macs are famous for ease of use, there are fundamental differences in Mac and PC ways of thinking, plus there?s the hassle of moving files, calendars, and other essential data from one platform to

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Switching from a PC to a Mac is a breeze with this book

Anyone considering making the move to Mac from the Windows world will find this book smoothes the way. While Macs are famous for ease of use, there are fundamental differences in Mac and PC ways of thinking, plus there?s the hassle of moving files, calendars, and other essential data from one platform to another. This guide lays out all the information, explains basic Mac procedures for the newcomer, offers great tips on data-sharing (including running Windows applications on a Mac), and provides everything the new Mac user needs to move forward with confidence.

  • Mac sales have recently surpassed the sales of new PCs, and many new Mac users are trying to adjust to a different way of working with the computer and struggling to transfer essential data from an old PC to the Mac
  • Portable Genius books focus on the most accessible, useful information and deliver it in the most direct way: exactly what these users want
  • Covers the basics that new Mac users need to get started, intermediate-level information to help them make the most of the Mac, and plenty of advice on transferring important data, running Windows applications on the Mac via Boot Camp, maintaining a Mac, and more

With help from Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, Second Edition, former PC users will find themselves comfortable in the Mac world in no time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470874400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Portable Genius Series, #42
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 70 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These books include iPhone 4 Portable Genius and Macs Portable Genius. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his website at www.mcfedries.com.

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Switching to a Mac Portable Genius 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
PhotoDave More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago