Apple Store“I have compiled a short, opinionated list of software that I used to use on WinXP and the comparable software that I now use on Mac OS X. Of course some of the feature sets are not 1 for 1 on the switch, but the tools I have found for Mac OS X have been sufficient in letting me leave Windows behind,” Miguelito Buzzard blogs for Blather.org.

Buzzard reports, “The real enabler for me was when Parallels release 3170 dropped, which allowed me to load my legacy Boot Camp partition inside of Parallels. This gave me a sense of comfort in that I didn’t have to completely rebuild my Windows VM on the Mac side, but instead I could load my ‘comfort zone’ OS inside of a new VM and everything would be just as I left it. The reality here is that I almost never load Parallels, but the idea that I easily could geve me enough confidence to make the switch.”

Full article and Buzzard’s list here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Embrace and Extinguish.

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