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Switching to the Mac : The Missing Manual - Tiger Edition - David Pogue

Switching to the Mac

The Missing Manual - Tiger Edition


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It's little wonder that longtime Windows users are migrating in droves to the new Mac. They're fed up with the virus-prone Windows way of life, and they're lured by Apple's well-deserved reputation for producing great all-around computers that are reliable, user-friendly, well designed, and now--with the $500 Mac mini--extremely affordable, too.

Whether you're drawn to the Mac's stability, its stunning digital media suite, or the fact that a whole computer can look and feel as slick as your iPod, you can quickly and easily become a Mac convert. But consider yourself warned: a Mac isn't just a Windows machine in a prettier box; it's a whole different animal and a whole new computing experience.

If you're contemplating--or have already made--the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, you need "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition." This incomparable guide delivers what Apple doesn't: everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move to a Mac.

The latest reprint of this book has been updated to reflect the new generation of Mac models that run on Intel chips. There's even a new appendix that guides you through the installation of Windows XP on your Macintosh (using adapter software like Boot Camp or Parallels), so that you have the best of all worlds: a single, beautiful machine that can run 100 percent of the world's desktop software. (Note to people who've already bought the book: This appendix is available as a free PDF download from missingmanuals.com.)

Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue teams up with 17-year-old whiz kid and founder of GoldfishSoft (www.goldfishsoft.com) Adam Goldstein to cover every aspect of switching to a Mac--things like transferring email, files, and addresses from a PC to a Mac; getting acquainted with the Mac's interface; adapting to Mac versions of familiar programs (including Microsoft Office); setting up a network to share files with PCs and Macs; and using the printers, scanners, and other peripherals you already own.

Covering the latest in Mac OS X v.10.4 "Tiger," "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition" explains the hundreds of innovative new features to the Mac OS and how you can understand and make the very most of each.

Whether you're a novice or a power user, "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition," teaches you how to smoothly and seamlessly replace (or supplement) your Windows machine--in a refreshingly funny and down-to-earth style--with a mighty Mac.

Introductionp. 1
What the Mac Gives Youp. 2
About this Bookp. 5
The Very Basicsp. 6
Welcome to Macintosh
How the Mac Is Differentp. 11
The One-Button Mousep. 11
On, Off, and Sleepp. 12
The Menu Barp. 14
Finder = Windows Explorep. 14
Dock = Taskbarp. 14
Menulets = Trayp. 15
Keyboard Differencesp. 17
Disk Differencesp. 19
Where Your Stuff Isp. 20
Window Controlsp. 22
Terminology Differencesp. 29
Windows and Iconsp. 31
Logging Inp. 32
The Elements of the Mac OS X Desktopp. 32
Icon Viewp. 34
List Viewp. 40
Column Viewp. 43
What's in Your Home Folderp. 47
File Iconsp. 48
Moving and Copying Iconsp. 51
Aliases (Shortcuts)p. 53
The Trashp. 54
Get Info (Properties)p. 55
The Search Barp. 57
The Find Programp. 60
Dock, Desktop, and Toolbarp. 65
The Dockp. 65
Using the Dockp. 69
The Finder Toolbarp. 72
Designing Your Desktopp. 76
Programs and Documentsp. 77
Launching Mac OS X Programsp. 78
Juggling Programs with the Dockp. 80
How Documents Know Their Parentsp. 83
Controlling Menus from the Keyboardp. 87
The Save and Open Dialog Boxesp. 91
Three Kinds of Programs: Cocoa, Carbon, Classicp. 95
The Cocoa Differencep. 96
Back to Mac OS 9p. 99
Installing Mac OS X Programsp. 104
Moving In
Five Ways to Transfer Your Filesp. 111
Transfers by Diskp. 111
Transfers by Networkp. 114
Transfers by Emailp. 121
Transfer by iDiskp. 123
Transfer by Bluetoothp. 127
Where to Put Your Copied Filesp. 127
Document-Conversion Issuesp. 130
Transferring Email and Contactsp. 133
Transferring Your Outlook Mailp. 134
Transferring Your Outlook Address Bookp. 143
Transferring From Outlook Expressp. 149
Transferring Your Eudora Mailp. 150
Transferring Your Eudora Address Bookp. 152
Email Settingsp. 153
Special Software, Special Problemsp. 159
ACDSeep. 159
Acrobat Readerp. 160
ACTp. 160
Ad Subtract (Pop-up Stopper)p. 162
Adobe [your favorite program here]p. 163
America Onlinep. 163
AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)p. 164
Children's Softwarep. 164
Earthlink Total Accessp. 165
Easy CD Creatorp. 165
Encartap. 165
Eudora Prop. 165
Gamesp. 166
ICQp. 166
Internet Explorerp. 166
Kazaap. 166
Limewirep. 166
Macromedia [your favorite program here]p. 167
MacAfee VirusScanp. 167
Microsoft Accessp. 167
Microsoft FrontPagep. 168
Microsoft Moneyp. 169
Microsoft Officep. 170
Microsoft Publisherp. 171
Microsoft Visiop. 171
MSN Messengerp. 172
MSN (Service)p. 172
Naturally Speakingp. 172
Netscapep. 172
Newsgroup Readersp. 172
Norton AntiVirusp. 173
Norton Utilitiesp. 173
Notepadp. 173
Outlook Expressp. 173
Paint Shop Prop. 173
Palm Desktopp. 174
Pocket PCp. 174
PowerPointp. 174
QuickBooksp. 174
Quickenp. 175
RealPlayerp. 176
Snagltp. 176
Solitairep. 177
Street Atlas USAp. 177
TaxCut, TurboTaxp. 177
WinAmp, MusicMatchp. 178
Windows Media Playerp. 178
WinZipp. 178
Wordp. 178
WordPerfectp. 178
Yahoo Messengerp. 179
VirtualPC: When All Else Failsp. 179
Hardware on the Macp. 181
Printers and Printingp. 181
Scanningp. 187
PDF Filesp. 187
Fonts in Mac OS Xp. 188
Digital Camerasp. 191
Disksp. 191
Burning CDs and DVDsp. 194
iTunes: The CD and MP3 Jukeboxp. 196
Playing DVD Moviesp. 201
Keyboardp. 202
Monitorsp. 205
Making Connections
Getting Onlinep. 209
Connecting by Dial-up Modemp. 209
Broadband Connectionsp. 213
The Jaguar Firewallp. 216
Switching Locationsp. 216
Multihomingp. 218
Internet Sharingp. 219
Mail and Address Bookp. 223
Checking Your Mailp. 223
Writing Messagesp. 225
Reading Emailp. 229
The Spam Filterp. 239
Address Bookp. 239
Web and Chat Programsp. 245
Sherlock 3p. 245
iChatp. 250
Internet Explorerp. 259
Safarip. 261
Putting Down Roots
Accountsp. 265
Introducing User Accountsp. 266
Setting Up Accountsp. 267
Setting Up the Login/Logout Processp. 273
Signing Inp. 275
Logging Outp. 279
The Root Accountp. 279
System Preferencesp. 281
The System Preferences Windowp. 281
Accountsp. 282
Bluetoothp. 283
CDs & DVDsp. 284
Classicp. 285
ColorSyncp. 285
Date & Timep. 287
Desktopp. 288
Displaysp. 290
Dockp. 293
Energy Saverp. 293
Generalp. 295
Inkp. 297
Internationalp. 299
Internetp. 301
Keyboardp. 302
Login Itemsp. 302
Mousep. 302
My Accountp. 304
Networkp. 304
QuickTimep. 304
Screen Effectsp. 304
Sharingp. 307
Software Updatep. 315
Soundp. 316
Speechp. 317
Startup Diskp. 323
Universal Accessp. 324
The Freebie Programsp. 327
Acrobat Reader 5.0p. 328
Address Bookp. 328
AppleScriptp. 328
Calculatorp. 332
Chessp. 334
Clockp. 335
DVD Playerp. 335
iCalp. 335
iChatp. 341
iDVDp. 341
Image Capturep. 341
iMovie 3p. 343
Internet Connectp. 343
Internet Explorerp. 344
iPhoto 2p. 344
iSyncp. 348
iTunesp. 350
Mailp. 350
Previewp. 350
QuickTime Playerp. 352
Sherlock 3p. 354
Stickiesp. 354
System Preferencesp. 357
TextEditp. 357
Utilities: The Mac OS x Toolboxp. 359
Installation and Troubleshootingp. 385
Installing Mac OS x 10.2p. 385
Troubleshootingp. 389
The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionaryp. 401
The Master OS x Keystroke Listp. 419
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ISBN: 9780596006600
ISBN-10: 0596006608
Series: Missing Manual
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised