Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac

The best way to understand how to run Windows on your Mac is Joe Kissell’s [i]Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Fourth Edition[/i]. This 178-page e-book helps you determine the best installation option for your needs, how install Windows easily, and keep Windows secure, properly backed up, and working optimally.

It covers Windows 7, Vista, and XP, and it gives procedures for working with the latest versions of virtualization programs VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox, along with Apple’s dual-boot solution, Boot Camp. Kissell provides instructions for installing the software and for installing Windows, and he goes further by explaining how to make peripherals — mice, keyboards, and printers — behave properly, how to share files between the Mac and Windows environments, and how to integrate the Mac and Windows interfaces.

Kissell also looks at software that makes it possible to run Windows programs on a Mac without installing Windows itself, and he explains methods of acquiring Windows, a topic made confusing by Microsoft’s many licensing options and activation mechanism. Get it for $10 at www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781615420483