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You've seen lots of "how to" information...but 101 Reasons to Switch to a Mac offers the "why to"! Inside, instead of tech-talk and speed tests, 101 Reasons to Switch to the Mac offers true stories and unbiased advice from a long-time Windows user who, along with a million others in 2005, made the switch to a Mac.


The chapters explore the benefits of working with a Mac, the power of the Mac OS X operating system, and the advantages of owning a computer that "just works." The comprehensive software guide recommends great applications that make short work of everyday tasks like surfing the web, ripping music, watching movies, retouching photos, laying out brochures, and much more. You'll also find pointers to great websites packed with resources for switchers and new Mac owners alike.


Already a Mac user? This Short Cut makes the perfect gift for friends and family who haven't yet discovered the joy of switching. The next time a PC user says, "Give me one good reason to switch!" you'll be prepared...with 101 Reasons to Switch to a Mac.


Here are just a few of the 101 reasons!


  • Why Mac OS X is the World's Coolest OS
  • Yes, you can have it all—Macs Do Windows
  • Powerful Bundled Software has everything you’ll need or want
  • Find out why wireless networking is easier with a Mac
  • The Macs fast performance makes it all worthwhile
  • How the Mac protects you from viruses and hackers


1. It Just Works

2. Ooohs and Aaahs

3. Macs Are Better for Beginners

4. Easy Setup

5. Faster Boots

6. Ready and Waiting

7. Greater Stability

8. Easy Software Installation

9. The Apple Store

10. They're Compatible

11. Macs Do Windows

12. .Mac ("Dot Mac")

13. Easier Wireless Networking

14. Protection from Viruses

15. Protection from Hackers

16. Productivity

17. Intelligent Monitor Management

18. Smoother Media Playback

19. Accessible Software Authors

20. Digital Photography Made Simple

21. Do More with Your Media

22. It Works Like an iPod

23. Native PDFs

24. Powerful Bundled Software

25. Blazing Fast Performance

26. The Value Question

27. Switching Is Easy

28. The MacBook

29. The MacBook Pro

30. iMac

31. Mac mini

32. iPods

33. Mighty Mouse

34. Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth

35. Airport Extreme Wireless Networking

36. Vista 2.0 Today?

37. Unix Under the Hood

38. The Mac OS X GUI

39. The Dock

40. Exposé

41. Spotlight

42. Dashboard

43. Spaces

44. Time Machine

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