I have a question, which may seem lame, but I was just curious about something I'm going to be getting a new Mac soon and I was looking into backup applications and uninstall programs. I'm going to be installing about fifteen to twenty applications as demos just so I can see which ones suit my work best. Then I was planning to delete the applications I won't be using, and pay to unlock the ones that I will. My problem, though, is that I cant stand left over garbage left by applications that no longer exist! (pet peeve) So I was thinking, maybe Ill use a good program to make a back up image of the hard disk, and when I'm done figuring out which apps to keep and which ones to uninstall, I can simply restore the entire drive from the image. Then Ill have a clean slate all over again. I was thinking maybe I should use SuperDuper to do this? What do you think? I also looked into uninstall applications that seem pretty good. I found one called Clean-App and another called AppCleaner. After reading about them, it seems either they are too over zealous as in the case of Clean-App, or too passive like AppCleaner, which may leave files behind. Anyway, after all of this back and forth, I was wondering what about Time Machine? Wouldnt this work? Couldnt I just attach a new drive, let it make the initial backup, and then detach it. Here I can go about installing everything under the sun to test drive it all, and when I finally make my decision on which apps to use, I can restore the entire disk to the way it was before I began? Doesnt time machine work like system restore in Vista? Where anything installed after the restore point disappears cleanly as if by magic? (I hate comparing anything Mac to Windows, but its the only comparison I know.) Will this work? Do you think this is the best way to go about it (using Time Machine)? Should I use SuperDuper instead? Or should I just use a uninstall application and stop being so damn anal?