O’Reilly & Associates
has teamed up with well-known Mac author and technology pundit David Pogue to release “Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual,” a new guide aimed at Windows users thinking of making the switch to Macintosh.
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Apple’s “Switch” advertising campaign, its tight integration of applications like the iApp suite, positive press about Mac OS X and other factors are causing many Windows users to consider making the move to Mac, but a lack of logistical information has gotten in their way, according to the publisher. The new Missing Manual addresses the issues that new Mac users may have.
“The Macintosh is a different machine, running a different operating system–and built by a company with a different philosophy. But there’s never been a better time to make the switch,” Pogue said.
Issues covered in Pogue’s new book include adapting to the Macintosh versions of Microsoft Office, FileMaker, Photoshop and Quicken, finding familiar controls, networking PCs and Macs so they can share files, and adapting old printers, scanners and other peripherals.
The tome is broken into five major sections, “Welcome to the Mac,” “Moving In,” “Making Connections,” “Putting Down Roots” and appendices that cover installation, troubleshooting, cross references for Windows and Mac features, and OS X keystrokes.
“Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual” by David Pogue, ISBN 0-596-00452-4, is now available in bookstores and computer stores. The book costs US$24.95.