Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, 4th Edition
By Joe Kissell
Publisher: TidBITS / Take Control Books
Final Release Date: January 2010

You'll also find out how to connect third-party peripherals and printers, share files between operating systems, avoid Windows malware, and back up a Windows installation. Plus, Joe looks briefly at running Windows software without installing Windows and at running Windows on PowerPC-based Macs.

Read this book to learn the answers to questions such as:

  • What are 14 things that you can do in Windows, but not on the Mac?
  • How can I get a copy of Windows that will work on a Mac?
  • Which exact version of Windows should I run?
  • How can I set things up so that Windows won't bog down?
  • How should I handle partitioning for my Windows installation?
  • How do I avoid and handle activation hassles?
  • Boot Camp is free with Mac OS X, but what are the pros and cons to using it?
  • How can I best run Windows with Boot Camp and virtualization software?
  • Should I run VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, or VirtualBox?
  • What's the best way to right-click in Windows?
  • How do I print from my Windows software?
  • How do I make my Bluetooth devices work in Windows?
  • What is FAT32, and why might it matter to me?
  • What are the coolest new features in Parallels Desktop 5?
  • What's new and exciting in VMware Fusion 3?
  • Should I run VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, or VirtualBox?

I really enjoyed "Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac." It was very informative, easy to read, and not too complicated. —Brian Henson

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