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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 13. Windows Basics

Many Mac users approach using Windows with trepidation, particularly if they’ve never actually spent any quality time with Microsoft’s operating system. They’ve heard Windows is just a cheap copy of the Mac, that viruses and malware lurk around every bend, and that it crashes hourly, and must be reinstalled weekly.

But you know what? Once they get to using it, those anxieties melt away. Don’t tell anyone, but get this: Some of ’em actually like it!

Windows is similar enough to the Mac that the learning curve is not too steep. The most recent versions of Windows, XP and Vista, are actually quite stable, as long as they’re properly maintained. If you’re a Mac user who needs to run Windows because you want to use a particular ...

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