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HoldenC
Jan 17, 2010, 10:50 PM
Finally making the transition from PPC to C2Duo :)

Ordered by MBP 17" 2.8GHz over the weekend, should be here on Tuesday..

A couple of concerns:

1. Keeping in view its a transition from PPC to Intel, what would you guys advise as "the best way for transferring stuff from my PB to the new MBP"?

Time Machine Backup / Drag n Drop / ???

2. Over 90% of my applications are Universal Binaries meaning the installation should work fine on the MBP.. ?? Any case studies.. I am more worried about my CS4 Apps, installed brushes, filters, preferences etc.

3. Any other tips/best practices to help in this transition will be much appreciated..

Thanks
HC



r.j.s
Jan 17, 2010, 10:55 PM
I'd just use Migration Assistant to move everything.

Hook up the PB in Target Disk Mode and just use Migration Assistant.

HoldenC
Jan 17, 2010, 11:10 PM
I'd just use Migration Assistant to move everything.

Hook up the PB in Target Disk Mode and just use Migration Assistant.


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Thanks R.J.S, much appreciated!

How about restoring from my last Time Machine Backup ??

There is a lot of talk around forums mostly voting against Migration Assistant but most of them are dated around 2006. Is it because the utility now works better or the conversations have died down over the years..??

r.j.s
Jan 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
Restoring from TM would work well too.

I don't know how MA was back then, but I just used it this month and it worked fine.