Lets say you have a G5 tower, and you have 10.5 backed up (the System partition) with Time Machine and at some point in the future the G5 dies, you decide it's time to upgrade to a newer Mac maybe a tower or a iMac. How useful will that Time machine backup be? My impression is that the TM backup is only really useful if you are trying to restore the same computer to it's once-was state. If you are going to get a new computer, with most likely a newer OS, it's not going to help too much. Is that correct? I'm focused more on restoring a System, not just saving important files. But even that is a good point to cover. Lets say you have a bunch of files on a TM backup. How would you recover them if switching over to a new computer? Is there a way to view the content of a TM backup without going through a restore process? Thanks!