Don't-Miss Operating system Stories

Switch to Mac: How to find your favorite Windows features in OS X

Moving to the Mac? OS X can do everything your Windows machine can—the trick is knowing where to look. In this Macworld video, PC World associate editor Alex Wawro explains where you'll find your preferences, how to access familiar programs, and more.

Switch to Mac: Translating Windows to OS X

You've made the leap from a Windows PC to the Mac, but now that you're here, you might feel a bit lost. This chart will help you find the features you're looking for.

How to install Linux on a vintage 68K Mac

Benj Edwards has instructions on installing Debian 4 on a Mac with a 68K processor.

Mac 101: All about windows

Before Microsoft Windows there were windows on the Mac. Chris Breen offers a tour.

Mac 101: Meet the Finder

Now that your Mac has started up, let's take a look at the first thing you see--the Finder.