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MacMost.com Guide to Switching to the Mac
Switching to the Mac? Awesome! You’ve got company–lots of it! And with this book, you’ve got help, too... all the help you’ll ever need!
MacMost.com founder Gary Rosenzweig quickly gets you comfy with your new Mac, demonstrates the ”Mac way” to perform every common Windows task, and shows how to do more with Macs than you ever could in Windows... way more!
It’s all here–everything from choosing the right Mac to creating your own videos and DVDs. Rosenzweig covers the latest Macs and the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system. Best of all, he focuses on what today’s computer users need to know, including loads of coverage of using your Mac on the Web.
Every Mac switcher needs a friendly Mac expert to show them the ropes. With this book, you’ve got yours!
• Discover what’s different about your Mac’s hardware and software–
and what’s similar, too
• Navigate the Finder and learn how Mac files are organized
• Make the most of the Mac’s built-in applications
• Move your stuff from your PC to your new Mac
• Use Safari, Mac’s great built-in Web browser
• Set up Mac email, instant messaging, and audio and video chatting
• Share, back up, and archive your files
• Choose and use Mac business and productivity applications
• Organize your music and buy new songs with iTunes
• Import, manage, edit, and share your photos
• Create awesome videos with iMovie, QuickTime, and iDVD
• Run Windows on your Mac, if you must
• Keep your Mac up to date and running smoothly
Gary Rosenzweig is the producer of MacMost.com and the host of the MacMost Now video podcast. MacMost focuses on teaching people how to get the most from their Macs with tutorials, reviews, and tips. His previous 12 books include ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University and The MacAddict Guide to GarageBand. He also runs several Web-based game websites, including GameScene.com.
CATEGORY: Mac Operating Systems
Part I Getting to Know Your Mac
Chapter 1 Buying a Mac
Chapter 2 Examining Mac Hardware
Chapter 3 Starting Up and Shutting Down
Chapter 4 Getting Around
Chapter 5 Working with Files and Folders
Chapter 6 Controlling Windows and Applications
Chapter 7 Applications That Come with Your Mac
Chapter 8 Moving from Windows to Mac
Part II Web, Email and Internet
Chapter 9 Setting Up Your Internet Connection
Chapter 10 Using Safari, the Mac Web Browser
Chapter 11 Getting and Sending Email
Chapter 12 Instant Messaging and VOIP
Chapter 13 Networking and File Sharing
Part III Getting Things Done
Chapter 14 Word Processing and Printing
Chapter 15 Business Applications
Chapter 16 Importing and Managing Photos
Chapter 17 Managing Your Music and Video
Chapter 18 Running Windows on Your Mac
Part IV Creative Computing
Chapter 19 Creating with Images
Chapter 20 Creating with GarageBand
Chapter 21 Creating with Video
Part V Caring for Your Mac
Chapter 22 Customizing Your Mac
Chapter 23 Keeping Your Mac Up to Date
Chapter 24 Backing Up and Archiving Your Files
Chapter 25 Getting Help