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Switching from Windows to Mac

Switching from Windows to Mac

Windows users who are contemplating a change to the Mac might have a number of questions. What exactly will be gained and lost in the transition? What is involved in the actual transfer of an entire digital life? How can familiar workflows be recreated in the new environment? Instructor David Rivers answers all these questions, and many more, in Switching from Windows to Mac. Unlike other basic Mac instruction, this course focuses on the similarities and differences between the two operating systems. David takes care to highlight the terminology and interface differences that can initially be mystifying for Windows users. He explores not only the software Mac OS X Leopard and its bundled applications but also important hardware subjects, like keyboard and mouse differences, and how to work with cameras and other peripherals. David also discusses how to run Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp or virtualization. Example files accompany the course.

Topics Include:

  • Using the desktop, Apple menu, Dock, and Dashboard
  • Navigating with the Finder
  • Searching with Spotlight
  • Backing up with Time Machine
  • Staying organized with Exposé and Spaces
  • Getting online with Mail, Safari, iChat, and more
  • Customizing system preferences
  • Moving Day: installing applications and transferring files, email, and contacts
  • Exploring ten fun programs included with the Mac

Duration: 7.75 hours

System Requirements

Macintosh Requirements

  • OS 10.3.9 or higher
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 1024×768 resolution
  • 24-bit video support
  • QuickTime 7 or higher

Windows Requirements

  • XP or Vista
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 1024×768 resolution
  • 24-bit video support
  • PC sound card/speakers
  • QuickTime 7 or higher (included)
  • .NET 2.0 or higher (included)

Rating: (out of 1 reviews)

List Price: $ 49.95

Price: $ 49.95

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1 Response to " Switching from Windows to Mac "

  1. Video man says:

    Review by Video man for Switching from Windows to Mac
    I found the DVD to be most helpful in learning the differences between the PC and Mac. It’s and old DVD from a great training organization but a Good one. I am glad I bought it.

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