Digital Edition on the iPad

Digital Edition on the iPad

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Absolutely Nuthin'!

Last month Tim's ancient, hobbling, Windows XP computer bit the dust. We were hoping to make it through another issue of Video Watchdog, but no...

I was able to resuscitate it with an old power supply long enough to transfer his programs to a new iMac. 

We are so thankful nothing was lost except a lot of our time and worry during the transfer. What you see above is Windows XP running on an iMac.

What ? ? ?

Yes, it can be done. Using Parallels software. But why do it? 

Because we can!

We have been DOS users, then Windows users since 1985. We still use old DOS programs (WordPerfect for DOS, dBase III Plus), and a few Windows programs we can't find Mac replacements for (ePrompter, Desktop Calendar). But mostly, we didn't want to lose even more time learning a completely different operating system and keyboard in the middle of our digital projects.

The Digital Archive Indiegogo campaign contributions made this all possible. Thanks to all of you for the rescue!

The iMac is a super piece of equipment, and Windows runs better on the iMac than it does on a Windows computer. With the swipe of a magic mouse, or a trackpad, the screen changes to the Mac. And now we can be more knowledgeable about the Mac side with Digital Edition customer support.

Best of both worlds.

I am happy, but Tim is still struggling with the Mac keyboard using Windows programs. We'll figure it out eventually. We're both on Macs now, running Windows. It's transition time.

If any of you have been in the same situation, we'd love to hear how you got through it.

More news coming up. Stay tuned! 

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