Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449314156
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 712
  • Sales rank: 1,268,691
  • File size: 26 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

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. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Welcome to Macintosh

Chapter 1: How the Mac Is Different

Chapter 2: Folders, Dock & Windows

Chapter 3: Files, Icons & Spotlight

Chapter 4: Documents, Programs & Mission Control

Chapter 5: Entering, Moving & Backing Up Data

Making the Move

Chapter 6: Transferring Your Files to the Mac

Chapter 7: Special Software, Special Problems

Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh

Chapter 9: Hardware on the Mac

Making Connections

Chapter 10: Internet Setup & iCloud

Chapter 11: Mail & Address Book

Chapter 12: Safari & iChat

Putting Down Roots

Chapter 13: Accounts, Parental Controls & Security

Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing & Screen Sharing

Chapter 15: System Preferences

Chapter 16: The Freebie Programs

Appendixes

Installation

Troubleshooting

The “Where’d-It-Go?” Dictionary

The Master Mac OS X Keystroke List

Colophon

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