Series: Missing Manual
Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (February 7, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
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Whatâs going on with the Mac these days? Apple was the only computer company whose sales actually increased during the recession. The Macâs market share has quadrupled since 2005, itâs now around 20 percent of computer sales in the U.S. And then thereâs the most significant statistic of all: you, sitting there getting ready to buy this book because, obviously, you intend to switch to (or add on) a Mac.
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual is divided into five parts: Part One: Welcome to Macintosh, covers the essentials of the Macintosh. Itâs a crash course in everything you see onscreen when you turn on the machine: the Dock, Sidebar, icons, windows, menus, scroll bars, Trash, aliases, Apple menu, and so on. Part Two: Making the Move, is dedicated to the actual process of hauling your software, settings, and even peripherals (like printers and monitors) across the chasm from the PC to the Mac. It covers both the easy parts (copying over your documents, pictures, and music files) and the harder ones (transferring your email, address books, buddy lists, and so on). It also covers the steps for running Windows on your Mac, which is an extremely attractive option. Part Three: Yosemite Online, walks you through the process of setting up an Internet connection on your Mac. It also covers Appleâs Internet software suite: Mail, Contacts, Safari, and Messages
Part Four: Putting Down Roots, deals with more advanced topics and aims to turn you into a Macintosh power user. It teaches you how to use Yosemiteâs new Continuity features, set up private accounts for people who share a Mac, create a network for file sharing and screen sharing, navigate the System Preferences program (the Mac equivalent of the Windows Control Panel), use the Notification Center, operate the 50 or so freebie bonus programs that come with OS X. Part Five Appendixes. At the end of the book, youâll find four appendixes. The first two cover installation and troubleshooting. The third is the 'Whereâd It Go?' Dictionary, an essential reference for anyone who occasionally (or frequently) flounders to find some familiar control in the new, alien Macintosh environment.
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