Media praise for Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition
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"One of the beauties of the Missing Manuals is that there is always something new to discover and the research is quite thorough...I kept finding snippets of information, in the way of Tips or Notes, that would give just that bit extra."
-- , Bangkok Post
"There are a lot of good books, but I keep returning to the Missing Manual series because they are inexpensive, easy to read and full of cool tricks and tips."
-- , The South Bay Apple Mac User Group
"If you are thinking about switching from MS Windows, this book will be a indispensable guide to have with you. It will keep you covered from plugging in your Mac to shutting it down. Some of it you can figure out intuitively by using the Mac, and if you consider yourself to be a 'computer geek', this book might not benefit you as much as it would a novice or intermediate. With that being said, I consider myself an novice-expert, and the transferring email section was extremely helpful for me. For anyone looking to switch from Windows to OS X, this is the first book I recommend."
-- , thinkmac.net
"The authors introduce the Apple Macintosh OS to Windows users and show how to make the transition painlessly. The reader is shown how doing things on the Mac relate to how they were done in Windows; how to replicate Windows applications on the Mac; how to move data and resources from Windows to the Mac; and more."
-- , The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"I have never seen a manual for any program, hardware or OS which is anywhere close to this series in its helpfulness to the reader. Anyone other than the well trained techs can find this book valuable."
-- , Des Moines Macintosh User's Group
"As usual with Missing Manuals books, there is an excellent Index, and the book is illustrated liberally with screenshots. Selling at the modest price of $24.95 for a 508 page book, Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual is a must-have for anyone making the Windows to Mac transition. It will smooth the way immensely by omitting needless confusion and potential frustration. It will also prove a treat for Windows users who may not be familiar with best-selling Mac author David Pogue's delightfully witty and conversational prose style."
-- , AppleLinks
"Pogue, the New York Times computer columnist, is among the world's best explainers."
-- , co-founder of Wired
Reviews From Previous Edition
"I have reviewed quite a number of Missing Manual books and I am always impressed with them. David Pogue is a Mac master and the depth of his knowledge shines through."
-- , ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
"David Pogue has written about Windows, and is also a Windows user, and this comes through clearly in his book. His familiarity with both operating systems is patent; he is thorough and precise in presenting the differences, and his coverage of Mac OS X is more than sufficient for any switcher who needs to get a handle on the Mac."
--Kirk McElhearn, About This Particular Macintosh, July 2003
"Nothing is overlooked in comparing Win/Mac parts, functions, commands and components, including a 'Where Did It Go?' dictionary for the Alt Key-deprived. Extensive guides to system preferences and all the iApps and utilities that come bundled with your new machine will leave separation anxiety behind."
--Tony Reveaux, "Film/Tape World," May 2003
"'Switching to the Mac' is in Pogue's highly readable style, which makes it both a book to read through (then go and try) and one of those useful books that stays beside the computer as a handy reference."
--Graham K Rogers, "Bangkok Post," May 6, 2003
"an excellent coverage and just what a Switcher would need. In fact it could be subtitled--The Switchers Bible."
--Roger Bernau, ACT Apple Users Group, June 2003
"...as a manual for Windows to Mac switchers, it?s hard to imagine a better resource. David Pogue never disappoints, and his witty, conversational, and jargon-free writing style makes reading the material a pleasure. If you are making the transition from Windows to the Mac, the $24.95 will be well spent. A full, 5-A Applelinks rating."
--Charles Moore, Applelinks, April 11, 2003
"I would rather go without food for three days than miss any of the Missing Manual books."
--Al Fasodt of "The Post-Standard," June 5, 2003