Running Windows on Your Mac
- By Dwight Silverman
- Published Feb 22, 2008 by Peachpit Press.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 256
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-53506-5
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53506-1
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-53505-7
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-53505-4
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Dwight Silverman is the computing columnist, technology blogger, and interactive journalism editor at the Houston Chronicle. He's been covering personal technology and the PC industry since the mid-1980s and was the primary reporter covering Compaq Computer Corp. during its heyday in the mid-1990s. He's a Windows expert who also has experience with the Mac and recently began covering the Mac more in his role as a blogger and columnist. He is a coauthor, along with Larry Magid, of Microsoft Windows Vista: Peachpit Learning Series.
Now you no longer have to choose between Mac OS X and Windows! The latest Macs from Apple can run both Mac OS X and Windows, so you’re not limited to just one operating system. Running Windows on your Mac explains how this simple technology works and walks you through every phase of the process of setting up Windows on your Mac. Are you a Windows user who’s buying your first Mac? A Macintosh user who needs to run Windows software? Or just a computer user who wants the best of both worlds? There’s something in this book for everyone. You’ll find detailed instructions for installing Windows on your Mac in three easy ways; a friendly guide to the Mac for Windows users; and a handy reference to Windows for Mac users.
In this book, you’ll learn how to
- Load and configure the two most popular Mac OS X virtualization programs, Parallels Desktop for Mac and VM ware Fusion.
- Install Windows easily, either in Parallels or Fusion, or with Boot Camp.
- Keep your Windows installation in top shape, free of viruses and spyware.
- Run Windows applications alongside Macintosh programs.
- Add your new Mac to an existing Windows network.
- Explore the intricacies of a new operating system, whether it’s Mac OS X or Windows.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Nice primer for Mac users needing to run Windows on their Macs,
This review is from: Running Windows on Your Mac (Paperback)Apple Computer's switch to the Intel processor allows its Macintoshes to run other operating systems besides its native OS X and now many users are finding good reasons to run Windows on the Mac. There are some specialized applications for which there are no Apple counterparts, like certain professional tax preparation applications and business and scientific programs. Some PC switchers want to continue to use some of their favorite PC programs after the switch to the Macintosh hardware, and many gamers want to use their Macs to play games which are not compatible with Mac OS X; inpatient sorts want to play new games which haven't yet come out for the Macintosh.
The book, "Running Windows on your Mac," is a perfect resource for these people, especially those who like or need significant hand holding, in setting up their Macintosh machines to run multiple operating systems. The author, Dwight Silverman, is an experienced technical writer who clearly explains how to... Read more
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
An excellent resource,
This review is from: Running Windows on Your Mac (Paperback)I took a look at two books that offer plenty of guidance to run Windows as a guest OS on your Intel-based Mac. I have an aging G5 and it is getting time for an upgrade, and I am considering which of the four potential solutions to use when I get a new Mac: the Apple-supplied Boot Camp (requires 10.5 OS), Parallels, VMware Fusion, and Sun's Virtual Box. The two books that are worthy of purchasing are:
Dwight Silverman's book from Peachpit press ($35), which doesn't cover Virtual Box but does a great job showing you the tradeoffs and settings for the other three solutions. He goes into lots of details for new Mac 10.5 users, which is very helpful. He also does a better job about describing how to run Vista as the secondary OS.
Joe Kissell's Take Control book ($10 eBook download, paper $22), which includes the free open-source Virtual Box. He goes into more details about how to protect your Windows sessions from exploits (some of which are briefly mentioned in... Read more
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This review is from: Running Windows on Your Mac (Paperback)Running Windows on Your Mac This product is worthwhile if you don't know anything about running windows on a mac. It covers the basics of Boot Camp, Parallels and VMware. I selected VMware based on what I read. It was a good choice for me. However I did have trouble getting my network and printers to run. The book was useless for anything beyond a clean, perfect, up and running installation. It explains almost nothing about virtualization, so you have nothing to go on when things go wrong.
Despite this, it was useful for an initial introduction to using the mac and windows. If you are like me, something to get you off the ground is useful, and the low price makes it a worthwhile purchase.
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