Transfer data/apps to newer Mac
Posted on 2013-01-30
I'm not too familiar with Mac's and their inner workings but I need to transfer data and programs from one to another.
One is an older 800mhz G5 running OSX 10.4 - the newer one I will transfer data to is a mac mini core duo 1.66ghz running 10.4.
I have a few things I hope a Mac enlightened individual can clarify for me
Should I upgrade the mac mini to snow leopard? I want to if it's a good idea based on what else I want to do here
The newer system is a donation and this is being done for a non-profit, so I've created a new user, deleted the old on the mac mini - should I do anything else for cleanup to get it ready/cleaned up for use?
I've read a bit about using the migration assistant to transfer data/apps but I've read people have problems when doing it from PowerPC based -> Intel based? I looked at my options for doing this and with 10.4 it looks like I'm limited to using a firewire cable for this?
And if I do the migration assistant, apps are supposed to move over as well? There is photo shop on the old mac that we would like to see moved over if possible.
Trying to figure out what the best course of action is and in what order - upgrade to Snow Leopard first, then do transfer, or vice versa?
Also, I would like to be able to do this remotely utilizing Logmein for remote connectivity and transferring across Ethernet if possible.
Let me know if you need any more information please.