How to mix Macs and PCs

The days of “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” are well and truly over. These days, there’s no good reason why you can’t be both. Many people will have been tempted by the stunning hardware design of Apple MacBooks, Mac minis or iMacs, but put off by the thought of abandoning their favourite Windows applications. In this feature, we’ll prove that you don’t have to.

How to mix Macs and PCs

We’ll show you how you can run Windows on a Mac – and even take a snapshot of your existing Windows setup and run it from your new Apple computer. For those who want the full Mac experience of OS X, we’ll reveal how finding Mac alternatives to popular Windows software might not be as difficult as you thought.

Finally, we’ll explain how you can get Macs and PCs to co-operate fully on the same home network, managing potentially thorny issues such as backup, security and file sharing. In short, if you’ve ever been tempted by a Mac, you’ll have no excuse left not to make the switch.


Running Windows on a Mac

Migrating a PC onto a Mac with Parallels

Sticking with OS X on a Mac

Adding Macs to your home network

Transferring your iPhone or iPad to a new Mac

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