“Receiving a new primary computer for me has always been somewhat bittersweet; the excitement of the new machine is always offset by the pain of migrating from the old one,” Jason Clarke, longtime (former) Windows sufferer, reports for TUAW.
“When migrating from and old to a new Windows machine, I would always plan for two days of hell, followed by two weeks of minor (and sometimes major) aggravation when some utility that I needed in that moment had yet to be installed or configured. I had heard that Macs have a migration assistant, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,” Clarke reports.
“Well, tonight I connected the two machines [a MacBook received about 4 months ago and a brand new MacBook Pro] via a FireWire cable, and let the Migration Assistant do its thing… Hey, it knew my name and contact info already. Hey, it had my profile picture already set. Hey, that’s my desktop wallpaper,” Clarke reports. “Holy #$^*, all of my startup utilities are dutifully starting up, and my dock is identical to what it was on my MacBook!”
Clarke reports, “I have yet to find anything that doesn’t just work. I’d like to accuse all you long-time Mac types of keeping this secret from Windows users, but the truth is that you have been telling us, and we haven’t wanted to hear it. My biggest fear when getting my first Mac was that I didn’t want to become an elitist Mac snob – they drove me crazy. But now I realize it’s not their fault; when your computing platform is so noticeably better than Windows, it’s hard not to get a bit full of yourself. Just ask my family, friends and co-workers. Really.”
More in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Welcome, Jason! We love elitist Mac snobs!