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Posts made on Friday, October 28th, 2005

And that completes the Apple order

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 28th, 2005 at 08:23

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The Mac mini just arrived: BTO with 1 GB RAM, 80 GB 5400 RPM HDD. It probably really is a 1.42 GHz G4, but we’ll find out when I hook it up. Edit: It’s the upgrade 1.5 GHz with 64 MB of video RAM.

And here’s my wife to help me transfer data from the old to the new. Wish us luck!

Edit: Apparently, and despite the advertising to the contrary, the XML formats for user data changed between OS X 10.2.x and 10.3.x. I was on the phone with Apple for an hour to discover this, and had to transfer files over the network–but it worked well. Applications migrated seamlessly, as did the iTunes, iPhoto, Eudora, and Firefox data.

Can I recommend the Firewire user data migration tool that’s part of OS 10.4 setup utility? No, because I never got it to work (and apparently wasted $30 on a Firewire 400 cable).