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Saying Aloha to a New PC

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, May 7, 2002

Saying Aloha to a new PC. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. I've come up with a new theory about why more people aren't rushing out to buy powerful new computers that are so cheap these days. It's because getting all of the stuff that's on your old computer onto the new one... is such a pain in the neck. Some software utilities let you copy entire hard drives from one computer to another. Others let you move your data... .but not applications. The latest version of Alohabob PC Relocator... from a company called Eisenworld, lets you pick and choose what you want to move... .and takes a lot of the pain out of the process. Eisenworld CEO Zee Aganovic...

"Our software would first screen your old machine and provide you with options. Some applications will not work on the new operating system so we would eliminate them."

You can use USB or parallel cables or a network to link the computers together. Choose the programs you want to migrate... and the software does all of the work. There is the potential issue of the program being used for software piracy... .but the CEO tells us...

"Our licensing agreement, and we are very bold in installing the program, we are bringing this to the attention of end users that they must make sure that they have a proper license key and that software is legally licensed with the original manufacturers. But you know, it is the same as many other technologies. Including in the computer world, disc imaging technology or back up technology."

Alohabob PC Relocator sells for under 50 dollars. The company makes a free trial version available at alohabob.com. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.