→ Run Cocktail to remove caches, fix permissions, etc.
→ Back up user directory
→ Run installer: choose Archive and Install, customize to avoid installing strange languages and too many printer drivers
→ Install development tools
→ Software update
→ Examine /Applications for undesirable applications left from prior system
→ Examine ~/Library for caches and preferences of removed applications
→ Open Mail to migrate messages
→ Examine /Previous System to see what can be trashed
→ Removed some Mail 1.0 caches following this hint; freed 1.8G!
→ Before connecting Firewire disks, prevent Spotlight from indexing them (add /Volumes) to the privacy tab.
→ Install Microsoft Office (installer might quit if it finds previous Microsoft User Data folders or symbolic links to folders), and accept its updates (hoping they'll do good!)
→ Update versions of some utilities (BitTorrent, emacs, Senuti, TextWrangler, VLC, Skype)
→ Install Mathematica
→ Install Texshop and i-Installer with basic LaTeX packages (forget the i386 versions!), CM-super, ghostscript 8, imagemagick (which required libwmf and freetype 2)
→ Install Python Imaging
→ Update iMovie
→ Had to trash the System keychain (was asking for pwd at login) and reinput wireless pwd
→ Clean up previous system directory. Saved lots of space.
→ Remember to update SilverKeeper (with care) before backing up
→ Install DarwinPorts?
→ Install Python 2.4
© M. Vallisneri 2012 — last modified on 2010/01/29
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