Posted by: Charmed on Sep 16, 2011
After saving up for a 13" MacBook Air and then waiting more than 6 weeks for one, I finally bought it 2 days ago!
I got tired of waiting for the iStore to get back to me and purchased it from Shopandship.co.za - I made use of their online chat facility to check stock before hand (how efficient?).
So anyway, I now faced the task of migrating all my applications from my Pro to the Air. I tried using Migration Assistant over WiFi but that didn't work. I got it done by backing up my data to a hard drive. I think it's the best method.
Then it was transferring email. What a mission. Outlook (from Office for Mac 2011 suite), exports your email in a .olm file. It is the only format it exports and (no surprise) no other application can read that format. I found this out after exporting to the .olm format and saw that Thunderbird couldn't read it. (I previously switched from Apple Mail to Outlook via Thunderbird when testing Office for Mac 2011).
I googled further and saw that (of course) I wasn't the only one with this problem. TidBITS had already covered this last year and provided instructions on how to do it via a third party app called EagleFiler.
By 23h30 last night, it was all done!
All that's left to do is transfer music. It's kinda weird having an empty iTunes library.
Oh, btw, did I mention how fast everything runs on the Air? 3 seconds to load Photoshop. Yes. THREE!