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Makes the iMac usable
on 1 August 2011
Having moved from Windows to an iMac in November 2010, I still find myself 9 months after, mostly using the iMac with Windows 7 on Boot Camp.
Total lack of useful documentation supplied with the iMac is partly responsible for this, plus the general unusability of the iMac for business purposes.
However, I have a huge collection of photographs and music, and pretty much my only use of the iMac has been for that. The photographs were all personally organised in a Windows folder structure, and a straight import to iPhoto destroyed that, rendering it unusable. With no basic documentation [online does not work well when trying to get up to speed] provided by Apple, and a file structure with OS X that is, in my opinion, much poorer than that of Windows, I needed something to kickstart my use of the software, as a way of kickstarting my use of the iMac generally.
The Missing Manual Books are simply brilliant - even more so when supplied in Kindle format. I use my iPad and iPhone to read them, either when using the iMac, or when elsewhere in the house, or even on the bus. The content is relevant and perfectly presented.
I can't think why Apple did not originally provide something of the sort.
I absolutely recommend this book! It is worth every penny.