Maybe you were convinced by the old Apple “Switch” ad campaign. Maybe you like the looks of today’s Macs. Or maybe you’ve just endured one virus, spyware download, or service pack too many. In any case, if you’re switching to OS X from Windows, this appendix is for you. It’s an alphabetical listing of every common Windows function and where to find it in OS X. After all, an operating system is an operating system. The actual functions are pretty much the same—they’re just in different places.
If this listing only whets your appetite for information about making the switch, read Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mavericks Edition. In addition to an expanded version of this appendix, it also contains useful information on moving your files from the PC to the Mac, copying over your email, transferring your contacts to Contacts, and so on.