Mac OS X 10.7 Lion makes switching from a Windows PC easier than ever
Mac OS X 10.7 features a revised Migration Assistant utility that is aimed at new Mac users coming from a Windows PC. The utility works by installing a client app on the Windows PC which allows the new Mac to transfer data and settings from that PC over a network.
It’s not yet clear what exactly is transferred from the Windows PC to the new Mac, but presumably it would include traditional sources of Windows user files and data from My Documents, My Pictures, iTunes libraries, browser bookmarks, and more.
Lion’s new Migration Assistant was discovered and reported by AppleInsider, where the above screenshot is from.
As with other new features of Mac OS X Lion, it’s important to remember that while these features appear in the Developer Preview, they may or may not be included in the final released version of the operating system.
Those with Mac developer accounts can download and install Lion now, otherwise users must wait until this Summer for the public release.