Installing and running Windows on an Intel-based Mac has become
commonplace, but doing so most effectively still requires expert
knowledge. Fortunately, the new “Take Control of Running Windows on a
Mac, Third Edition” brings readers 167 pages of hard-won advice,
helping readers determine the best installation option for their
needs, install Windows easily, and keep Windows secure, properly
backed up, and working optimally.

Written by cross-platform guru Joe Kissell and based on innumerable
hours of research, the title covers Windows XP and Windows Vista, and
it gives procedures for working with virtualization programs VMware
Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox, along with Apple’s
dual-boot solution, Boot Camp. For each option, Kissell provides
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 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

The $10 ebook comes with coupons for $8 off the price of VMware
Fusion and $5 off Parallels Desktop. It can be purchased at – a free sample
version and the introductory text are also available at that link.

“Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Third Edition” by Joe
Kissell can be found at

It’s 167 pages and is available in PDF format. A free sample is
available. The ebook costs US$10; a $21.99 print edition is coming