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Migrating User Settings in Mac OS X

.Mac Sync: Simple user settings transfer

As part of Mitch Ratcliffe's comparison of the Vista and Mac OS X user experiences, this is a step-by-step explanation of how to migrate user settings, documents and applications from one Mac OS X installation to another.

Unlike Vista, which only transfers user settings through its Windows Easy Transfer application, the Mac OS can synchronize all the settings, bookmarks and email accounts on multiple machines at any time through the .Mac online backup service.

Here is where we take the first step to bring a new Mac system up to speed. Select what you want to synchronize and click the Sync Now button.

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