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Ralph6410
 
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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 8:27 am

Having been a long term MS/Windows user I am considering an Apple Laptop. My "life" is on/with SeaMonkey, I see that there is a download for the MAC OS.. BUT.. can one move/import/copy my profile (and all the emails etc) from Windows 10 to an Apple laptop. :?:

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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 1:17 pm

You can use files from the profile, but a better idea would be to use only the essential files from the old profile in the new one, since pathnames are completely different for MacOS. You can use the bookmarks, cookies, passwords, the encryption key for the passwords, the email files, search plugins. Any settings that do not contain pathnames could be copied to a user.js file from prefs.js and added to the new profile. Anything else would be better created from a new profile. It would be better to install any add-ons over again.

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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 1:29 pm

Thank you. Is there a program to do this. A detailed "how to"? I have used MozBackup to copy my "stuff" to a new computer.. but always on a Windows platform/OS

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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 3:36 pm


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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 4:25 pm

Consider moving to Linux instead. Apple hardware gets pricier and junkier with every iteration now and we might not be able to support upcoming macOS release any longer. They are building a walled garden around their hardware where only Apple software or cripped apps where they get revenue via the shop from counts.

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Post Posted August 31st, 2020, 4:39 pm

i would even go with a Dualboot with Windows an Linux , Apple is only good for Developers.

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Post Posted September 1st, 2020, 1:25 pm

> Apple is only good for Developers.

Maybe app developers only. Not many programs left and with the move to arm hardware the list will become even shorter I suspect. But ymmv.

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2020, 7:13 am

frg wrote:Consider moving to Linux instead. Apple hardware gets pricier and junkier with every iteration now and we might not be able to support upcoming macOS release any longer. They are building a walled garden around their hardware where only Apple software or cripped apps where they get revenue via the shop from counts.


frg,

Febe still works for some of the profile information.

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2020, 7:18 am

Let's get back on topic here, folks. The OP's question was only about moving a profile (or profiles) from Win to Apple. Personal OS preferences may be interesting but not germane to the current topic.

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Post Posted September 27th, 2020, 12:32 pm

frg wrote:Consider moving to Linux instead. Apple hardware gets pricier and junkier with every iteration now and we might not be able to support upcoming macOS release any longer. They are building a walled garden around their hardware where only Apple software or cripped apps where they get revenue via the shop from counts.

Plus their Intel days are number. I don't know if switching to ARM will affect new versions of SeaMonkey, but Apple is dead set on making the change.

It is going to be sad, thinking that I might not be able to run SeaMonkey on my Macs in the future. :(

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Post Posted September 28th, 2020, 2:16 pm

What is wrong with Intel CPUs?

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