Thursday, December 24, 2009

Windows & Mac Equivalent

Here is the equivalent methods of doing things in Windows and Mac os:

Accessories : Applications, utilities :
Windows offers accessories: calculator, notepad, address book, etc.. You will find similar applications in the Applications folder and the Utilities folder (which is located in the Applications folder in Mac os).

My Documents : Documents folder :
Use the Documents folder in your home folder to store your documents. To find your Documents folder, open a Finder window and click on your folder in the sidebar on the left of the window.

My Pictures folder : File Images :
The Pictures folder is located in your home folder.

My Recent Documents : Recent Items (in the Apple menu) :
As and when you open applications or files, their names are kept in the sub-menu items of the recent Apple menu. You can use this submenu to quickly reopen applications or documents.

Microsoft Photo Editor : iPhoto :
Use iPhoto to download photos from your digital camera and create photo albums.

Workstation : Office :
On the Windows PC, the workstation shows the names and icons of drives installed or connected, including those drives empty. Mac desktop displays the names and icons of the disks inserted into the computer or connected to it.

Network Connections : Network Utility :
Use the Network Utility application to view basic information on networks and troubleshoot problems in this area.

Panel Performance : Activity Monitor :
Use to check how your computer processes running.

Printers and Faxes : Control Print & Fax preferences :
Use the section Print & Fax System Preferences to select and configure printers.

Trash : Trash (in the Dock) :
Use the trash can icon in the Dock to delete files. Just drag your files to the icon at the end of the Dock. To permanently remove the files, choose File> Empty Trash.

ScreenTaker : Capture :
Use the Capture application to make screenshots.

Order Search : Find command, Sherlock :
Use the Find command from the File menu to find files and documents on your disk. Use Sherlock to find information on the Internet. You can search for information relating to shares in awards, movies, business addresses, theft, etc..

Shortcuts : Alias :
On Windows, the "shortcuts" are icons for opening files and applications. Mac, the icons of shortcuts are called "aliases". To create an alias, select the file or application and choose File> Make Alias.

Watch : Sleep (in the Apple menu) :
The sleep mode is a mode of low power consumption. To put your computer, open the Apple menu and select Sleep.

Start Menu and Taskbar : Dock :
Like the Start menu or the Taskbar, the Dock is used to access the applications, folders and files you use frequently. By default, the Dock is positioned at the bottom of the screen. Drag items in the Dock to add power and quick access.

Status Icons : Menus status :
Similar to Windows status icons that appear in the lower right corner of the screen, the status icons Mac are in the upper right corner of the menu of your Mac desktop. These icons also provide menus to change some settings.

Windows Explorer : Finder :
On Mac, the Finder offers many of the same features as the Explorer. To open a Finder window, click in the desktop and choose File> New Finder Window.

Windows Media Player : iTunes, QuickTime Player, iMovie :
Use the iTunes application to create your digital music library personal. Use QuickTime Player and iMovie to view visual data.

Windows MovieMaker : iMovie :
Use iMovie to download video data from your camcorder and create movies. iMovie lets you edit your film and add titles, transitions, special effects and soundtracks.

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