I currently have an iMac, but tomorrow I'm buying a MacBook Pro (the iMac is being sold to a family member). What's the best way of transferring the Applications and their addons/preferences that I want to keep? Specifically things like Firefox, etc, and I really want to keep my 51GB Windows XP hard drive image that I use with Virtual Box I have a 1TB external USB drive, but it's currently connected to my Mac Mini and is almost full with HD movies. Both the iMac and MBP have 500GB hard drives (the iMac has used 296GB). Would it be as simple as clearing enough space on the 1TB drive, then simply copying across all the Applications and folders from Application Support that I want to keep? Or should I clear enough space on the 1TB drive then use Time Machine? Does Time Machine allow restoring a backup to a different Mac from the one the backup was created on? Many thanks!