The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg fields a question that we hope is becoming more and more common these days.
“I am considering moving from a Dell laptop with Windows XP to an Apple laptop running the Mac OS X operating system. Is there a way to easily transfer to the Apple, via cables, the files and settings I have stored on the Dell? And is there a book about switching to the Mac from Windows?”
Mossberg responds, “Yes. There’s a transfer product called Move2Mac that’s made for just this purpose. It’s from Detto, and moves your files and settings from a Windows machine to an Apple Macintosh. More info is at [url=http://www.detto.com/move2mac]http://www.detto.com/move2mac[/url] As for books, there are two new guides to switching from Windows to the Mac. One is called ‘Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers’ Guide.’ It’s by David Coursey, a veteran computer journalist and Windows user who started regularly using the Mac recently. The other is called ‘Switching to the Mac’ and is by David Pogue, a longtime writer on Mac-related topics. Also, Apple has an extensive Web site devoted to helping people switch, with lots of information on software, hardware and file compatibility, at [url=http://www.apple.com/switch/]http://www.apple.com/switch/[/url].”
Full article here.