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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 9. Mac Basics

Kyrie O’Connor, the Houston Chronicle’s deputy managing editor for features, is sharp, but the first to admit she’s hapless when it comes to technology.

When she told me she’d bought a MacBook, I was delighted. I sat with her as she went through the setup process.

“Oh!” she said after a bit. “This is speaking my language!”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“It talks to me like I’m an idiot!”

Of course, she’s not and it doesn’t. The Mac presents computing in a way that makes sense to her, even though she’s a longtime Windows user.

This chapter explains the similarities and differences between Windows and Mac. In the end, you’ll know your taskbar from your Dock, your Explorer from your Finder. And you won’t feel like an idiot in the process. ...

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