Guide to Switching to the Mac by Gary Rosenzweig

By Gary Rosenzweig consultant to Switching to the Mac


Switching to the Mac? striking! You’ve bought company—lots of it! And with this e-book, you’ve received aid, too... all of the aid you’ll ever need! founder Gary Rosenzweig speedy will get you secure along with your new Mac, demonstrates the ”Mac method” to accomplish each universal home windows activity, and indicates find out how to do extra with Macs than you ever may in Windows... means more!



It’s all here—everything from selecting the best Mac to making your individual movies and DVDs. Rosenzweig covers the most recent Macs and the recent Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard working process. better of all, he specializes in what today’s desktop clients want to know, together with a great deal of insurance of utilizing your Mac at the Web.



Every Mac switcher wishes a pleasant Mac specialist to teach them the ropes. With this e-book, you’ve received yours!



      •     become aware of what’s diversified approximately your Mac’s and software program— and what’s related, too

      •     Navigate the Finder and learn the way Mac records are organized

      •     utilize the Mac’s integrated applications

      •     movement your stuff out of your notebook on your new Mac

      •     Use Safari, Mac’s nice integrated internet browser

      •     manage Mac e mail, quick messaging, and audio and video chatting

      •     percentage, again up, and archive your files

      •     select and use Mac company and productiveness applications

      •     set up your track and purchase new songs with iTunes

      •     Import, deal with, edit, and proportion your images

      •     Create outstanding movies with iMovie, QuickTime, and iDVD

      •     Run home windows in your Mac, if you happen to must

      •     continue your Mac modern and working smoothly



Gary Rosenzweig is the manufacturer of and the host of the MacMost Now video podcast. MacMost specializes in educating humans the best way to get the main from their Macs with tutorials, experiences, and advice. His earlier 12 books comprise ActionScript 3.0 video game Programming University and The MacAddict consultant to GarageBand. He additionally runs numerous Web-based video game web pages, together with


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Then you will be asked to register your new Mac. Doing so now is certainly the easiest way to register, so consider not skipping this step. com at a later time. Another option you are presented with is the ability to import data from an old Mac. Let’s assume for now, that you are not going to do that. If you are moving from a Windows computer, check out Chapter 8,“Moving from Windows to Mac,” for various ways to bring over your data to your new Mac. Finally, you will also be asked to establish your user account on your new Mac.

If a trackpad just doesn’t cut it for you, you can always plug a Mighty Mouse, or any third-party USB mouse, into your MacBook and use that instead. It is common, in fact, for a MacBook users to work at a desk using an external monitor, external keyboard, and a mouse. You don’t even need to have the MacBook open to use it that way. Then you get the best of both worlds: a laptop when traveling and a desktop when at your desk. You can also get a wireless Mighty Mouse, which uses Bluetooth to connect to your Mac.

The Mac Pro is the only Mac that is truly expandable in every way. All Macs include USB2 ports for the addition of external hard drives. But only the Mac Pro allows additional internal drive bays. It also has expansion slots and by far the most power, with up to eight CPU cores. Making the Decision If you do go with a Mac Pro or Mac mini, you’ll need to supply your own monitor. And in the case of the mini, you’ll need to supply a keyboard and mouse. If the ones you choose aren’t Apple products, you’ll be relying on other stores for support as well as Apple.

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