Archive for February, 2009
My quest for comparable Macintosh software continues as I prepare for my migration to Macintosh. After finding an appropriate replacement for Better File Rename; I set my sights on finding an alternative to Beyond Compare. This is another one of those utilities that once you have it you wonder how you ever did without it.
Today I am continuing my assault on the Macintosh software list trying to match up software I will need for my upcoming migration from Windows. I’ve started my list of applications or functions I want to make sure and replicate after the move. Some of the categories were very easy to replicate while others are proving far more difficult than I had anticipated. There was one item on the list I was dreading as I was sure it would be impossible to find.
Yesterday I spoke about my desire to migrate from Windows to a Macintosh. This is not exactly a trivial decision nor is it one that you simply make then run down to the Apple Store with your fresh credit card. While that might work for some people; I just can’t do that. No I am a little more meticulous than that. If I were going to make this migration I wanted to make sure that I had all the functionality I had in Windows or hopefully better. Since I have been out of the Macintosh arena for a few years this wasn’t simply a matter of upgrading some of my old Mac software. The last time I used a Macintosh was in the pre-OS X days. Things are definitely different now than they were back then so I was going to need to do a lot of research to ensure a successful transition.
Having five children I have seen my share of Walt Disney movies. I wish I had a dime for every time I have seen The Emperor’s New Groove; I would be able to buy Disneyland. One of my kid’s favorite Disney movies is the Lion King. If the truth be told, it is my wife’s favorite Disney movie and she insists on watching it as much as the kids do. During the opening credits of that movie the scene is set with the king introducing his son to the animals of the plains. It is a dramatic shot made even more powerful by the inclusion of the song “The Circle of Life”. The song talks about the progression of life and how it forms a circle where you find yourself.
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