Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:54:38

Author: --- Gordon Shepherd

Subject: Re: Migrating from PC to Mac


wmv's are no problem with a Mac. I have both at home and PC's only at school and I use my memory sticks freely between both. I've only had problems with programs that are made solely for the PC. I actually copied my whole PC drive into my iMac since I have a Tera HD and I don't have much trouble at all. I did have to get used to my computer booting up so fast and it's nice having everything in my monitor. I sent you one of my favorite wmv's, "what happens when an engineer has a dog". Enjoy.
Gordon Shepherd
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
On Feb 15, 2012, at 7:36 AM, Zani, Gerald wrote:

> Tappers,
> I am considering migrating from PC to Mac.
> My understanding is that most external devices and most file types can be interchangeable - The Pasco Datastudio, The Ocean Optics Spectasuite can be used with either a PC or Mac. Correct? And that Microsoft Word documents and Powerpoint files will work with PC and Mac. Yes?
> What are pitfalls, if any?
> I know that windows wave movies .wmv formats will not work with the Mac.
> Are movie file types the only major incompatibility between the two platforms?
> Thanks,
> - Jerry
> --
> Gerald Zani
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> Brown University
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