Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2015
Pages: 816

What makes Windows refugees decide to get a Mac? Enthusiastic friends? The Apple Stores? Great-looking laptops? A "halo effect" from the popularity of iPhones and iPads? The absence of viruses and spyware? The freedom to run Windows on a Mac? In any case, there’s never been a better time to switch to OS X—and there’s never been a better, more authoritative book to help you do it.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you’ll know.
  • Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs you’ve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them.
  • Learn Yosemite. Apple’s latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more in tune with iPads and iPhones. If Yosemite has it, this book covers it.
  • Get the expert view. Learn from Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.
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2.0

The "Incomplete" Manual.

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  • Concise
  • Easy to understand

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  • Not comprehensive enough
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Comments about oreilly Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition:

I was disappointed in two aspects of the book. I does not adequately cover the importation method via memory stick. (I have sincce ordered another book, specifically dealing with the subject matter.
Then, there is the question about burning photos to a disk. The manual admits it is not dealing with it and refers to a downloadable addendum, which explains the procedural details. That addendum is nowhere to be found, Customer Service direction did not help, it is nowhere in sight!
A $30 manual promised more than it delivered. Shame!
William Staubach
South Carolina.

 
5.0

The must read for old dos users

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    Comments about oreilly Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition:

    Great text and reference manual

     
    5.0

    Great purchase for Dos migrators

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      Comments about oreilly Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition:

      So good for old dos users looking to move to apple

       
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        Comments about oreilly Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition:

        Easy to use-- very helpful!!!

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