What’s Taking So Long?

Is this you?

You have been an avid PC user for years, but decided it was time to see what all the Mac hype is about. After the purchase you got it all set up, turned it on, and instantly felt lost. You looked at your PC wondering, “How can I ever use my Mac? Everything I need is on my PC…” So you turned the Mac of, and went back to work on your PC.

My guess is that with many PC to Mac “converts” it takes a significant amount of time to make the jump because who has the time to manually transfer all of your data over? And we all know how lame it is when you buy something and it takes a long time before you can really enjoy it.

Well PC to Mac converts, worry no more. We just released Laplink Switch & Sync™ “The Easiest Way to Switch & Sync from PC to Mac!”

With Laplink Switch & Sync, moving from PC to Mac is simple. Just install the software on both machines, connect them, follow the easy-to-use wizard and all of your files, folders, contacts, emails and calendars will be automatically converted and moved from your PC to your Mac. Yes, I said it, even emails, contacts and calendars! Switch & Sync works with Windows Mail, Outlook 200 and later and Outlook Express 6 and later to convert all of your data over to a Mac email platform such as Apple Mail and Entourage. This is a feature you can’t find elsewhere!

I know what you are thinking, “But I still want to keep my PC and use them both.” I am two steps ahead of you. Switch & Sync not only helps you MOVE from PC to Mac, it will also sync the computers together so you can use them in tandem.

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PCsync Q&A with Laplink’s CTO

Q&A with Laplink’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jack Wilson:Laplink CTO, Jack Wilson

What’s new with PCsync 6?

Of course the biggest change in PCsync is the ability to connect, transfer, and synchronize files with a Mac.  However there have also been many changes to PCsync to allow it to work faster and better than ever before between PCs.

What goes into the development of a product like PCsync?

What’s a typical day like in software development?  One of the biggest challenges in developing a software product like PCsync is ensuring the compatibility across the many different connection types (network, USB, and local devices), and the many combination of operating systems. For example, there are 6 versions of Windows 7, plus 32 bit and 64 bit versions. A lot of time was spent determining how best to communicate between the Mac file system and the PC. Modifying PCsync so the USB cables also worked on a Mac was also a challenge.  Not too many people realize the amount of testing involved in all that.

Who should buy PCsync?

Since PCsync can be used as both a file transfer and a synchronization product, anyone who is challenged by trying to connect and transfer files between PCs will love PCsync.  More and more users are confronted by this as having multiple PCs in the office or household is becoming more common.

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