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“Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac”

Freshly updated Take Control ebook provides the latest info about
running Windows on a Mac, including the new Parallels Desktop beta,
latest Boot Camp details, and CrossOver Mac

Ithaca, NY USA (December 15, 2006) — Although Mac users have been
able to run Windows on Intel-based Macs since April, this capability
has been enhanced rapidly by both Parallels and Apple, making it
challenging for users to keep up. The revised and expanded second
edition of “Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac” explains all
these new options, helping readers get Windows running for the first
time on a Mac and keep an existing Windows installation safely backed
up and working optimally.

Written by installation expert Joe Kissell, the 118-page ebook looks
at all the possibilities, including the virtualization software
Parallels Desktop and Q, along with Apple’s dual-boot solution, Boot
Camp. For each option, Joe provides step-by-step instructions for
installing the software and for installing Windows, and he goes
further by explaining how to make peripherals – like mice, keyboards,
and printers – behave properly, how to share files between the Mac
and Windows, and how to avoid Windows malware. He also looks at
software that makes it possible to run Windows programs on a Mac
without installing Windows, and he covers methods of acquiring
Windows, a topic made confusing by Microsoft’s numerous licensing
options and activation mechanism.

The $10 ebook comes with a coupon worth $10 off the price of
Parallels Desktop, rendering the book free for readers who want to
use the highly regarded virtualization software to run Windows. It
can be purchased at – a free sample
version and the introductory text are also available at that link.

Tonya Engst, editor in chief of the Take Control series, commented,
“Joe was putting the finishing touches on a mid-sized update to the
ebook in early December when Parallels released a new beta of
Parallels Desktop. The beta has several exciting features, and we all
put in long hours to cover them in this significantly revised second

Book Details:

“Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac” by Joe Kissell
PDF format, 118 pages, free 30-page sample available
Publication date: December 15, 2006
Price: $10, with $10-off coupon for Parallels Desktop

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