Is Windows giving you pause? Ready to make the leap to the Macinstead? There has never been a better time to switch from Windowsto Mac, and this incomparable guide will help you make a smoothtransition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manualscreator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferringyour stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did withWindows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.Why is this such a good time to switch? Upgrading from one versionof Windows to another used to be simple. But now there's WindowsVista, a veritable resource hog that forces you to relearneverything. Learning a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do,the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms or spyware. Noquestionable firewalls, inefficient permissions, or other strangefeatures. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliablesystem. And if you're still using Windows XP, we've got youcovered, too.If you're ready to take on Mac OS X Leopard, the latest edition ofthis bestselling guide tells you everything you need to know:
Transferring your stuff -- Moving photos, MP3s, andMicrosoft Office documents is the easy part. This book gets youthrough the tricky things: extracting your email, address book,calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3files.
Re-creating your software suite -- Big-name programs(Word, Photoshop, Firefox, Dreamweaver, and so on) are available inboth Mac and Windows versions, but hundreds of other programs areavailable only for Windows. This guide identifies the Macequivalents and explains how to move your data to them.
Learning Leopard -- Once you've moved into the Mac, afinal task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you're ingood hands with the author of Mac OS X: The MissingManual, the #1 bestselling guide to the Macintosh.
Moving from Windows to a Mac successfully and painlessly is the onething Apple does not deliver. Switching to the Mac: The MissingManual, Leopard Edition is your ticket to a new computingexperience.