they should be ok, as long as your putting microsoft word on the mac, if not, there is another office suite similar to microsoft office for free on mac, ( aarrgghh just cant think what it's called haha )
edit* open office is available for mac, intel cpu only for free open office
If you have an ethernet cable that is another way, but there are a few jumps you have to take. I did it with mine when I switched at the end of summer, because my external wasn't nearly big enough, and I just didn't have the time to sit there copy a chunk of my files, move it over, and do it again. I believe there is a folder called "Drop Box" which can be accessed from Windows when you network the computers.
or computer died, so we thought it was time for a mac. The hard drive was still okay though so we saved it from the wrek, placed it into an external hard drive enclosure and connected it to the mac. Whenever we need files we just look it up on our old hard drive.
- the old computer is missing a hard drive (you could replace it with a new one)
- it keeps messy, you've got to search your way through. For example: external hard drive; users; username; documents.
- It's useless when you have a macbook
xD I personally signed onto two separate AIM usernames on my Macbook and my old desktop and used AIM's file transfer to move everything...
The cheap way, but it works.
I did that for all my music because that's all that I cared for.
It probably only took about 30 minutes, too and I had about 5GB of music.
You can have as many file transfers running as you'd like too if your son doesn't want to send everything in one huge folder.