New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has written a helpful article (free subscription required) with several basic tips for making a computing platform switch. “Whether it’s Mac OS X, Windows XP, or Billy Bob’s System-Software Special, every operating system has pretty much the same job description… Truth is, you could summarize the chief difference between the two operating systems in, say, a single e-mail column — like this one. Clip, save and pass along to your platform-crossing friends, no matter which way they’re switching.”