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by Adam Engst,David Pogue

Category: Operating Systems
Subcategory: Technologies and Computers
Author: Adam Engst,David Pogue
ISBN: 1565925394
ISBN13: 978-1565925397
Language: English
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 3, 1999)
Pages: 332
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Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook helps ease the . An absolutly essential book, at least for Macusers.

Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook helps ease the shock by translating the terms and conventions of each platform into the other's equivalent. Crossing Platforms" is 321 pages of dictionary-like listings of phrases "cross" referenced to the other platform .

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Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook, with information presented in a translation dictionary-like format, offers users a handy way of translating skills and knowledge from one platform to the other. He is the author or coauthor on numerous books and magazine articles, including Eudora . for Windows & Macintosh, The Official AT&T WorldNet Web Discovery Guide, and the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series of books.

Like travelers in a foreign land, Mac users working in Windows or Windowusers working on a Mac often find .

Like travelers in a foreign land, Mac users working in Windows or Windowusers working on a Mac often find themselves in unfamiliar territory with no guidebook-until now. Engst and Pogue assembled a handy way of translating elements from one platform to the other, or for deciphering elements that are new and unfamiliar. Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook.

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Engst, Adam; Pogue, David (1999). Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook: A Dictionary for Strangers in a Strange Land. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. pp. 307. ISBN 1565925394. Pogue, David (2003). Mac OS X. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly. p. 7. ISBN 0596004508. php?title Extension conflict&oldid 931309736".

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Adam C. Engst, David Pogue, Adam Engst. Like travelers in a foreign land, Mac users working in Windows or Windows users working on a Mac often find themselves in unfamiliar territory with no guidebook. Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook, with information presented in a translation dictionary-like format, offers users a handy way of translating skills and knowledge from one platform to the other.

Like travelers in a foreign land, Mac users working in Windows or Windows users working on a Mac often find themselves in unfamiliar territory with no guidebook. Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook, with information presented in a translation dictionary-like format, offers users a handy way of translating skills and knowledge from one platform to the other. Whether it's explaining the difference between Macintoshaliases 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.Crossing Platforms: A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook includes:

A general introduction to the key differences between the Mac and WindowsA 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 another 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 platformsThe 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 knowledge gap many users are faced with when work or preference demands the use of both a PC and Mac. Whether you already know the Macintosh or Windows, this book helps you navigate in the other operating system using your existing skills and knowledge.
Comments to eBook Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook: A Dictionary for Strangers in a Strange Land
great ant
I bought this to recommend to friends who are shifting to Mac. While it has lots of good and still relevant information, it was written before OSX so many things are changed. Despite that, t's handy for those who are familiar with Windows to find the equivalents in the Mac.
Anayaron
Adam Engst and David Pogue are longstanding and prolific writers in the Mac community. Both have also made the transition to working with Windows as well.
Their book is a good reference work for any dual-platform user. It literally is organized like a Spanish-to-English/English-to-Spanish dictionary:
One half of the book gives Windows equivalents to various MacOS features such as Preferences, Extensions and Control Panels. The other half does the converse, explaining the Mac equivalents to Windows features. Differences in each case are spelled out. In some cases, there is no real equivalent and the particulars are explained (for instance, there is no Mac equivalent for the mysterious Windows "Registry" -- similar functions are handled very differently by "Preferences" on a Mac.)
This book has no real beginning or end and is mainly a reference book. Mac users wanting more of a start-at-the-beginning explanation of Windows should check out "Windows for Mac Users" by Robin Williams -- one of the most well-written computer books on the market.
Amarin
Recently I took a job which required me to work in an office that was mostly Windows-driven. Knowing Adam's and David's reputation, I decided that their book was a good choice.
After skimming through "Crossing Platforms," I was able to tell the Information Support guy how to do something under Windows that he wasn't aware of. Four days after I was hired! Within two weeks I was completely comfortable using Windows (except for that silly mouse design and other poor UI choices, but that's another matter). Now I have a reputation as a computer genius. I just hope it's reflected in my paycheck.
"Crossing Platforms" is, as the title of this review hints, as far from a "Dummies" book as you can get. It starts by assuming that you're an intelligent person who simply doesn't have the experience on one of the world's two major computer operating systems.
Much of what you want to do on a computer is possible under either Mac OS or Windows-- after all, they were built to manipulate files, send and modify information, etc.-- but there are different terms and some different ways of treating the information. In other words, you know the music, but not the words. "Crossing Platforms" will allow you to make the paradigm shift and use what you've spent years learning. It helps you avoid the pitfalls and gotchas, and is laid out in a manner which makes it easy to reference. In short, twenty-four of the best dollars I've spent recently.
Kazigrel
If you are learning the Mac or Windows OS as a second language then this book is the best investment you could make. Terms are translated between the two environments by quick, simple look-up in a translation dictionary. More important, the translations are actually useful. The concepts are translated, not just the words. Look up a term and you get an explanation of the equivalent idea and jargon, even if the terms have no exact match. This is the book to have in your hands while you talk to foreign tech support. I've purchased a couple of copies of this book each year since it came out, mainly because other people borrow mine and then beg to keep it. I was buying another couple of copies today in Jan 2003 (one for me, one for my new tech support person) and I realized that there are very few computer reference books that are still so useful 4 years after publication. This is one computer reference book that will get dog-eared.
Pad
every new Wintel convert and for those of us who have to work on the "other" side occasionally. This is the second book of this genre that I have purchased for my wife the teacher who now teaches on the Wintel platform. The first, "Windows for Mac Users" is 421 pages of details, details. I would rate it 4 stars. "Crossing Platforms" is 321 pages of dictionary-like listings of phrases "cross" referenced to the other platform e.g. Force Quit (Mac) = End Task (Win); Key Caps = Character Map, etc. If you want a quick reference book to help you with that temporarily borrowed (or newly purchased) "other" platform, this is the one! (If I were providing marketing advice to Sears, CompUSA et al, this would be bundled with every iMac and IBook purchased by a Wintel user.)
Netlandinhabitant
I enjoy using a computer and begin with a Mac. I eventually starting using Windows to gain an understanding of that platform. I wish such a text as Crossing Platforms would have been available three years ago. It would have reduced my learning curve time a considerable amount. I currently use both platforms but prefer the Mac. I especially like the cross index approach. This is a text most any computer user should find useful.
Bradeya
An absolutly essential book, at least for Macusers. Many of us are confirmed in our choice of operating systems but find ourselves in a cross-platform world. I find their approach unique , very handy to use,and invaluable in translating to a different platform. I can't tell you how much time and frustration it saved me, for instance in just one area -- comparing keyboard shortcuts.
I do cross platform support for a living, and knowing both platforms' jargon has been the basis for my success. I've also read Pogue's and Engst's independent work -- and am extremely happy at their collaboration. This is very objective and will help those who must positively speak on both the Win and Mac side.
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