Switching to the Mac is a big step, and if you’re helping someone make the leap, Scott Knaster is here to help with concise, real-world guidance. Scott has worked at Apple and Microsoft, so he has the chops necessary to explain the Mac to someone who has known only Windows. He starts by helping the potential Mac user feel good about switching while acknowledging that it’s a big move. Then he gets into the nitty-gritty: how to set up a Mac, how the Mac interface compares with Windows, which Mac applications replace common Windows programs, and how to move data to the Mac, including documents, music, an iTunes library, email messages, address books, and Web bookmarks. Scott next helps a switcher translate Windows know-how to Mac proficiency, covering how to set up users, work in Finder windows, search with Spotlight, manage applications and windows, use the network, print, download software updates, and more, all anchored by ten essential Mac tips. Finally, Scott has some quick advice for sharing documents with Windows users and running the occasional Windows application.
Compatibility: Covers XP and Vista; Tiger and Leopard.
Read this book to learn the answers to questions such as:
- What are the best features of the Mac for a Windows user?
- How do I move my documents, email, and Web bookmarks to the Mac?
- How do I move all my music, including my iTunes library, to a new Mac?
- How do I update my Mac’s system software?
- How do I find files on my Mac?
- What keyboard shortcuts does the Mac use, and how can I customize them?
- Are there any gotchas when sharing files between Mac and Windows?
- My Mac software has locked up. What should I do?