How to move your stuff easily from Windows PC to Apple Mac

Windows users, frustrated with patches for patches that patch patches, service packs that break their programs, rampant virus and worm attacks, spyware and adware polluting their PCs, the counterintuitive Windows user interface, waiting forever for the stripped-down ‘Longhorn,’ and more, are now looking to upgrade to new Apple Macintosh personal computers running the latest version of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X.

If you’re thinking about upgrading to Mac or just want to add a Mac for now and let the two machines coexist while you get your bearings, you’ll want to be sure that you can bring all your files and information with you to your new Mac. Moving bits around can be a tedious process, but aren’t computers supposed to automate things so you don


  1. People with multiple machines usually have a network, which makes it easy to copy files back and forth. Thus Move2Mac is a good option for single users.

    Hell Apple should just buy it and bundle it with Tiger.

  2. Why not just connect the two systems and transfer the data over an ethernet cable instead? That’s what I did and it’s cheaper than blowing $50 on a piece of software you’ll only use once…

  3. I agree, pretty pointless, but for a lot of people, having a program do this incredibly easy task for you is well, easier.
    However, I would like to see a backup/synchronization program that would allow you to freely move between mac/win/linux and use any compatible files at will.

  4. Dave, this is aimed at just the sort of people we expect to be buying a new iMac; people who aren’t tech-savvy enough to be able to safely run a Wintel system without getting it f**ked by viruses etc. So they’re not savvy enough to work out how to set up their Wintel box to transfer over ethernet either. And their lousy cheap and nasty Dull doesn’t have ethernet built in anyway.

  5. Precisely! That is the entire point to help those who don’t know how to set up such simple network things. (How they survived in a Windows world to begin with is a wonder to itself.)

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