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Switching to a Mac for Dummies : Mac OS X Lion Edition - Arnold Reinhold

Switching to a Mac for Dummies

Mac OS X Lion Edition


Published: 14th October 2011
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Learn how to make the switch from PC to Mac a completely smooth transition.

The number of Mac users continues to increase significantly each year. If you are one of those people and are eager but also anxious about making the switch, then fear not! This friendly guide skips the jargon to deliver you an easy-to-read, understandable introduction to the Macintosh computer. Computer guru Arnold Reinhold walks you through the Mac OS, user interface, and icons. You'll learn how to set up your Mac, move your files from your PC to your Mac, switch applications, get your Mac online, network your Mac, secure your Mac, work with the iLife suite, troubleshoot common problems, and more.

  • Dives in to helping you make the switch from PC to Mac as smooth and effortless as possible
  • Walks you through the latest features of Mac OS X Lion to help you take advantage of all the cool things your Mac can do that you might not know about
  • Offers clear instructions for working with the iLife applications, running Windows on your Mac via Boot
  • Camp, networking your Mac, and switching your family or your business to a Mac
  • Shares essential advice for troubleshooting common problems and provides easy tips for keeping your Mac happy
Switching to Mac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Edition is all you need to switch to a Mac and never look back!

About The Author

Arnold Reinhold has more than three decades of experience in the software industry. His first Apple product was a Mac 512. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Mac mini Hacks & Mods For Dummies, Green IT For Dummies, and Internet Quick Reference For Dummies.

Introduction 1
Part I: Informed Switching Starts Here 7
Chapter 1: Why Switch? Demystifying the Mac Mantra 9
Chapter 2: Meet the Mac Family 23
Chapter 3: Deciding What to Buy 49
Part II: Making the Switch 83
Chapter 4: The Big Day: Setting Up Your Mac 85
Chapter 5: Mac OS X for Windows Users 99
Chapter 6: Moving Files from Your PC to the Mac 131
Chapter 7: Switching Applications 149
Part III: Connecting Hither and Yon 169
Chapter 8: Getting Your Mac Online 171
Chapter 9: Networking the Mac Way 195
Chapter 10: Staying Secure in a Connected World 215
Chapter 11: Connecting with iDevices, iTunes, and iCloud 235
Part IV: More Software, More Choices 247
Chapter 12: Picturing iPhoto 249
Chapter 13: Producing Movies and Music on Your Mac 261
Chapter 14: Building Your Space on the Web 273
Chapter 15: Enjoying Other OS X Goodies 283
Chapter 16: Oops, It’s a PC: Running Windows on Your Mac 297
Part V: Specialty Switching Scenarios 307
Chapter 17: Switching with the Whole Family in Mind 309
Chapter 18: Switching Your Business to Macs 329
Chapter 19: Desktop to Dashcode: OS X Advanced 335
Part VI: The Part of Tens 347
Chapter 20: Ten Terrifi c Troubleshooting Tips 349
Chapter 21: Ten Ways Your Mac Can Help the Planet 361
Chapter 22: Ten Creative Uses for Your Old PC 369
Appendix: Mac Speak versus Windows Speak: A Translation Glossary 373
Index 401
Bonus Chapter 1: Converting from OS 9 and Other Operating Systems BC1

ISBN: 9781118024461
ISBN-10: 111802446X
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 14th October 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 18.85  x 2.44
Edition Number: 1