Those Mac- PC commercials

You know those Mac - PC commercials with the two guys just standing there comparing their operating systems. I've been thinking a lot about those lately, particularly the one where the Mac offers a "genius" to transfer all of your files for you. I'm still transferring files from my old computer to my new one. Yesterday's project was transferring my old Outlook files (all my archived emails and calendar and my address book entries) into the "new and improved" Outlook.

It wasn't that hard actually, but whoever wrote the "guide" on the Windows Vista help site didn't do a very good job. The steps were often ambiguous; with several windows open, the step would tell me, "Click on File," without indicating which program it was talking about. I'd have to click "File" on all of them until I found what I was looking for. Annoying, but it worked. I got it all done, and I can cross one more major line off the to-do list.

Ariel Rainey