How to Switch Part One: Key Questions

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By: switchtoamac at: 3:20 PM on January 3, 2006 | Comments (7)

This is the first post on how one begins the process of switching to a Mac. The objective of this post is to get you to start thinking about the answers to a few general but simple questions:

  • Where to start?
  • What kind of user are you?
  • Which Mac should you buy?
  • What misconceptions have I heard about Macs?
  • How do you use a Mac and OS X?
  • Will I be able to use my existing documents and files?
  • Can a Mac handle today's popular file types?
  • What to transfer and install on your new Mac and how?

I'll be updating the "How To Switch" category to address these broad based questions and topics.  I'll also provide commentary, analysis, news, and other relevant information throughout the site that relates to switching.  A primary goal of this category is to help, guide, and influence computer users to "Switch to a Mac".  Check back on a periodic basis for updates.

Once you make the switch, you'll find your computing experience free of the malicious viruses, spyware programs, malware, security vulnerabilities, and the dreaded "blue screen of death" that plague the Windows platform. Thanks to a Mac running OS X, you will find that your computing experience is as it should be, enjoyable and productive. You will have time to devote to actually using your computer as opposed locking it down, updating your anti-virus and spyware programs, recovering from crashes, and reinstalling your operating system.

You'll soon be on your way to making the switch to today's most advanced, secure, stable, and digitally capable computing platform.  Get ready to make the Switch To A Mac.

Switch To A Mac Guides
Another place to start is at the Switch To A Mac Guides The guides provide a great starting point for anyone who's considering the switch.


July 24, 2006

  • Content revision and modifications
March 22, 2007
  • Added link to Switch To A Mac Guides

7 Reader Comments

Nice site. I've bookmarked and plan to purchase my first Mac later this year.

Great stuff right here. Thanks partly to you,, and my ever growing frustration with Windows, I (like the person before me) am going to purchase my first Mac later this year after WWDC. Im planning on getting the first iMac available to running "Leopard" aswell as a new MacBook


I'm glad that you find this site useful and it has helped you in your decision to make the switch. I appreciate your comment. Good luck with your switch and an early congrats on your Mac purchase!

An app site switchers should pay a visit:

I just happened upon your site, while thinking about a switch to Mac. Thanks for all the info - I believe I'm making the jump when Leopard comes out. Windows is getting frustrating- and it sounds like Vista isn't any better (besides the bells and whistles).

nice site.

as a graphic designer, i normally used both systems,a mixed environment. at home win.

NOW, since Parallel Desktops works fine ,i did the COMPLETE/NOWAYBACK/NEVEREVER/
switch. i dont want even hear the name of windows anymore.

stop with all the days lost in silly mindless installation,stop with all the hassle and the anxiety ANYTIME you install a new device or software,stop with all the nites spent in try to figure somethin' weird that happened without any logical cause....

god, how i hated that piece of crap..


nice concept, i'll probably be using the info soon!

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