Switching to the Mac, Snow Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual
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Switching to the Mac, Snow Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual

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by David Pogue
     
 

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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

Overview

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 Snow 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 #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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596804251
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/05/2010
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Edition description:
Snow Leopard ed.
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
904,621
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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. 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.

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Switching to the Mac, Snow Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Luvlighthouses More than 1 year ago
I keep the book right next to my Mac and use it for reference. The Introduction and Chapter 1 are great to read in order to get oriented on the MAC. The terminology is different so it helps to understand the basics. The book is for the simple-mnded (me) and for people who really want to make the MAC their own. It is definitely worth the price!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought the book and a new iMAC. I was afraid the book would be written for computer-speak folks but it's not! The book is easy to understand and is even humerous. Without this book I'm not sure I'd ever get started and use all the system's capabilities. A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a reference, since I am a PC user switching to a MAC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad I found and could order this manual. Of course there is a lot to this book, but know it will be helpful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Useful to Mac starters
Guest More than 1 year ago
Valuable for those of us who are planning a switch from a PC to a Mac
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very easy to read, with pictures for someone that is new to the mac world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a reference book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent reference book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
30 years of PC and just switched to a Mac. This book helped me translate PCisms into MACese.