From the Back Cover
Making Everything Easier!
Switching to a Mac® for Dummies 2nd Edition
Choose the Mac that’s right for you
Transfer your files from Windows®
Connect your Mac to the Internet by using a wireless network
Get the most from Mac OS® X Snow Leopard and create cool projects with the iLife® suite
Switching is almost as easy as using a Mac, and we’ll guide you all the way!
So you’ve decided to join the more intuitive, less virus-prone world of the Mac? Congratulations! This book tells you what to expect, how to choose a Mac (if you haven’t already), and how to make the switch a breeze. Discover all the cool preloaded software, how to make your Mac talk to your iPhone and iPod®, and how to work the Mac way.
Meet the family — compare MacBooks and the Mac mini, iMac®, and Mac Pro
I’m a Mac, and you’re leaving a PC — see what’s alike and what’s different, and learn to use Apple menus and the Finder
Can I keep it? — find out what peripherals will still work with your Mac
Moving day — transfer your files, address book, and content stored on other media
Get connected — set up your Internet service and e-mail application, and connect to your printer and other peripherals
iLove all these apps — play, buy, and organize music with iTunes®; edit, sort, and share photos with iPhoto®; make movies with iMovie®; and more
Safety first — learn what makes Macs safer and why strong passwords are still important
If you just can’t say goodbye — see how to run Windows® on your Mac
Open the book and find:
How a Mac can simplify your life
Special advice for seniors and parents of young kids
Tips on keeping your Mac updated and secure
Ways to unleash your creativity with photos, audio, and video
How to configure your new Mac
Help with switching specialized software to your Mac
Mac networking instructions
How to get both WiFi and backup capability by using Time Capsule®
About the Author
Arnold Reinhold has more than three decades of experience in the software industry. His first Apple product was a Mac 512. He has coauthored numerous books, including Green IT For Dummies.