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Mac upgrade question [Aug. 24th, 2006|07:49 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I currently have a Mac Mini G4.
My Intel Mac Mini just arrived.

Least painful way to upgrade, moving my $HOME and /Applications/, ideally?

Update: Whoa, thanks. Apparently there's a "Migration Assistant".

[User Picture]From: osi
2006-08-25 02:54 am (UTC)
fire up the new mini. it will offer to copy just that from your old mini via a firewire cable.
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[User Picture]From: majestros
2006-08-25 02:57 am (UTC)
If I recall there was a simple way to do that in the set-up phase of the new computer. You just connect them by firewire and the new one reads the old stuff off. I think you might be able to do this later too but I'm not sure. The new mac should propose the option (to upgrade from a previous computer) during the setup so I don't think you can miss it.
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[User Picture]From: matthew
2006-08-25 02:58 am (UTC)
Use the migration assistant.
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[User Picture]From: davidjacobs
2006-08-26 03:51 am (UTC)
Many of my perl modules were sad after I used Migration Assistant (especially the LibXML family). I had to blow away /Library/Perl, which wasn't too painful in the end.
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