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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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What You Need

To do this, you’ll need a PC running Windows 95 or later plus one of the following:

  • A CD burner

  • An external USB hard drive (or FireWire drive if your PC supports it)

  • A .Mac account (not available for Windows 95)

  • A network that connects to both the PC and the Mac

These instructions concentrate on moving data by burning it to a CD on the Windows machine and then copying the data from the CD onto your Mac. One benefit of doing it this way is that the discs you create are a permanent backup of the files you move.

Most people who have a CD burner have used it, if only to copy music discs. If you haven’t, take some time to look at the CD-burning information that came with your PC, or open the CD-burning application that came with it and ...

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