Living with two macs... how?

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  1. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    So I <3 my new mbp tons, but believe it or not I'm finding it hard to use... not because it's not a great machine, but because I am so used to my desktop machine being "where everything is." I don't even really know what solution I want here to make this easier, but I figured I'd ask mac shack users with multiple machines how they make sure all their files are where / when they need them to be. :dunno:

    go go go :x:
     
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    external drive. I keep all torrents/programs/music on that drive and I transfer them to my macbook/imac/pc
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :sad2: I was hoping for something more along the lines of some amazing, free sync app :embd:
     
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    share the folder, get automation to connect to it everytime you boot?
     
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    I was in your position but now I have no problems. Just use it for a month or so as your only computer.
     
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    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    One mac is enough coolness for me to handle :coold:
     
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    I only use my iBook to take to class...my music libraries are synced up but that's it....I mainly use my iMac
     
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    set up a program to synchronize your home directory (or most of it) between both computers. one such program (there are many): synk
     
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    ya i have a new MB i love it. but all my shit is on my iMac. i feel bad for letting such a nice computer sit unless i wanna go to the LIB or watch tv in the living room :o :hs:
     
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    whats a good program to syn iTunes. i know when im bored n on my mb i download music to it. but my iPod is synced with the iMac so its not that cool
     
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    You might want to consider just getting a nice monitor and a dock(not necessary) and not have to bother with syncing.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    I can already do that with the multiple inputs on my 22" lcd :cool:, but the problem is storage, basically... the desktop has way more space that the mbp ever will have, and if I could do it, I basically want my mbp to "check out" and "check in" data to the desktop. in other words, ideally my laptop would be slaved to the desktop. any changes I make on the laptop during the day would automatically be synced back to the desktop in the appropriate place when I come home :dunno:
     
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    i really need to figure out the automator harddrive mounting thing...
     

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