By Goldstein A., Pogue D.
It is little ask yourself that longtime home windows clients are migrating in droves to the hot Mac. they are uninterested with the virus-prone home windows lifestyle, and they are lured via Apple's richly deserved attractiveness for generating nice all-around pcs which are trustworthy, ordinary, good designed, and now - with the $500 Mac mini - super reasonable, too.Whether you are interested in the Mac's balance, its lovely electronic media suite, or the truth that an entire machine can appear and feel as slick as your iPod, you could quick and simply turn into a Mac convert. yet think of your self warned: a Mac is not just a home windows computing device in a prettier field; it is a complete varied animal and a complete new computing adventure. in case you are considering - or have already made - the swap from a home windows computer to a Mac, you would like Switching to the Mac: The lacking guide, Tiger version. This incomparable advisor provides what Apple does not: every little thing you want to recognize to effectively and painlessly flow to a Mac. lacking guide sequence writer and bestselling writer David Pogue groups up with 17-year-old whiz child and founding father of GoldfishSoft (www.goldfishsoft.com) Adam Goldstein to hide each point of switching to a Mac - such things as moving e mail, records, and addresses from a laptop to a Mac; getting accustomed to the Mac's interface; adapting to Mac models of customary courses (including Microsoft Office); constructing a community to percentage records with computers and Macs; and utilizing the printers, scanners, and different peripherals you already personal. masking the newest in Mac OS X v.10.4 "Tiger," Switching to the Mac: The lacking guide, Tiger variation explains the loads of cutting edge new good points to the Mac OS and the way you could comprehend and make the very such a lot of each.Whether you are a amateur or an influence person, Switching to the Mac: The lacking handbook, Tiger variation, teaches you ways to easily and seamlessly change (or complement) your home windows laptop - in a refreshingly humorous and down-to-earth kind - with a robust Mac.
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When clicking this proxy icon, hold down the mouse button for a half second, or until the icon darkens. ) It's a handy little function with no Windows equivalent. 42 Part One: Welcome to Macintosh Part One: Welcome to Macintosh 43 Tip: In some programs, including Microsoft Word, dragging this proxy icon lets you move the actual file to a different disk or folderwithout even leaving the program. It's a great way to make a backup of the document that you're working on without interrupting your work.
You see the Apple logo as the machine warms up, followed by an animated, liquidy blue progress bar. 1. Logging In What happens next depends on whether you are the Mac's sole proprietor or have to share it with other people in an office, school, or household. • If it's your own Mac, and you've already been through the Mac OS X setup wizard (the "What's your time zone? " screens that appear the first time you turn on a new Mac), no big deal. You arrive at the Mac OS X desktop. • If it's a shared Mac, you may encounter the Login dialog box, shown in Figure 2-1.
This humble image, a visual representation of electronic bits and bytes, is the cornerstone of the entire Macintosh religion. ) If you then choose View Show View Options (or press display options for this view. 1. Icon Sizes Mac OS X can scale your icons to almost any size without losing any quality or smoothness. In the View Show View Options window (Figure 2-4), click one of the buttons at the top of the windoweither "This window only" or "All windows" to indicate whether you want to change the icon sizes in just the frontmost window or everywhere on the Mac.
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual by Goldstein A., Pogue D.