Moving into a New Production Computer
Here's the situation: you buy a brand new Mac with an empty 500GB hard drive. Your old computer has a smaller hard drive, but it's completely full and not very organized. You can use software that will transplant the chaotic mess from your old drive directly into your new computer, or you can take your time and manually move files over, organizing as you go. In this post I'll share some tips on how you can turn a new leaf when you get a new computer.
A lot of the information presented in this post can also be applied to PC users. First, here's a little back story. In early 2004, I bought my first Macintosh computer. After six years of dependable service I finally decided to upgrade to a new MacBook Pro with an i5 processor. My old dual 1.8 gHz G5 was still working rather well, but the outdated PPC processors weren't really up to snuff with the latest Mac OS, and I was encountering more and more annoying little problems with software drivers and Internet applications.