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- DescriptionLike travellers in a foreign land, Mac users working in Windows or Windows users working on a Mac often find themselves in unfamiliar territory with guidebook. This book, with information presented in a translation dictionary-like format, offers users a way of translating skills and kwledge from one platform to the other. Whether it's explaining the difference between Macintosh aliases and Windows shortcuts or explaining how a Windows user would go about setting up Internet access on a Mac, this book provides readers a simple means to look up familiar interface elements and system features and learn how that element or feature works on the other platform. The book includes: a general introduction to the key differences between the Mac and Windows; and A to Z sections for each platform: one section where Mac users look up familiar Macintosh terms to find the equivalent function in Windows along with an explanation of the differences, and ather section where Windows users find familiar Windows terms with pointers to the Macintosh equivalent along with full descriptions of how the function works on the Mac and important differences between the two platforms. The complete translation dictionary-like reference book, Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook provides a simple solution for everyone who has been confused and frustrated by the arbitrary and sometimes capricious differences between the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. This book bridges the Mac-PC kwledge gap many users are faced with when work or preference demands the use of both a PC and Mac. Whether you already kw the Macintosh or Windows, this book helps you navigate in the other operating system using your existing skills and kwledge.
- Author BiographyAdam C. Engst is the editor and publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and largest Internet-based newsletters, distributed in five languages every week to hundreds of thousands of readers. He is the author or coauthor on numerous books and magazine articles, including Eudora 4.2 for Windows & Macintosh, The Official AT&T WorldNet Web Discovery Guide, and the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series of books. In addition, he has collaborated on several Internet educational videos and has appeared on a variety of nationally broadcast television and radio programs. He has yet to be turned into an action figure. David Pogue, a Yale grad and former Broadway conductor, writes the back-page column for Macworld magazine. He's the author or coauthor of 15 computer, humor, and music books, including PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, Macs for Dummies, Opera for Dummies, Classical Music for Dummies, Magic for Dummies, Macworld Mac Secrets, Hard Drive (a novel), The Microsloth Joke Book, and Tales from the Tech Line. Mia Farrow, Carly Simon, Harry Connick, Jr., and Stephen Sondheim are among his computer students.
- Author(s)Adam C. Engst,David Pogue
- PublisherO'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
- Date of Publication17/12/1999
- SubjectComputing: General
- Place of PublicationSebastopol
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintO'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight530 g
- Width178 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine17 mm
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