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My Wish: Make Setting Up A Mac As Easy As Setting Up an iPhone

I recently did a clean install of Mountain Lion of my MacBook Air and as I was setting it up with all my settings and installing all my applications, I thought to myself, this really sucks. The whole process of setting up a computer is annoying and takes a lot of time. At the same time, I couldn’t help but think of how fast and pain-free upgrading from my iPhone 4S to my new iPhone 5 was.

Why can’t it be the same hassle-free process on a Mac?

Now I know, OS X comes with an app called Migration Assistant, but it’s really cumbersome and can sometimes bring over issues from your old Mac to your new, plus I don’t always want to copy over everything on a nice fresh install. When I’m in the process of setting up a new Mac or an old one that I just re-installed OS X on, what I really want is simple: I want all my currently installed apps and their preferences/settings, my current system settings/configurations, and my data (documents, images, music, videos, etc).

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