“Are you planning to make the switch from a Windows PC to Mac over the holidays?” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet. “Not sure what you need to do?”
“I suggest making yourself familiar with OS X and whatever Mac you have in mind before making the switch,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “If you have an Apple Store nearby then the easiest way to do this is to go there and play with the systems and ask the Geniuses any questions you might have. Don’t be shy, they’ve heard all the questions before and there’s no such thing as a dumb question.”
“If you’re planning on moving your data across from your PC to the Mac then you need to familiarize yourself with the migration tools. Apple has comprehensive documentation on how to do this. I suggest you read this – and print it out if possible – before you begin to move your data. Pay careful attention to what and what isn’t moved,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Alternatively, you can get an Apple Retail Store to do it for you.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good advice. Rely on your nearest Apple Retail Store if possible. If not, don’t stress out over it as almost everyone who makes the switch – it’s a dramatic upgrade, really – ends up much happier as a Mac user, whether they used an Apple Retail Store or not.
Plus, you can always “cheat” by virtualizing Windows for awhile via Parallels Desktop for Mac while you acclimate yourself to the Mac and see how awesome personal computing can be with best-in-class hardware, the world’s most advanced operating system, and stellar native apps!
MAKE THE SWITCH!