Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?


Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby asannuti » Thu, 10 Jun 2004 04:27:20 GMT


My apologies if this is not the correct forum for this question.  (If
that is the case, please point me to the correct forum.)

I have an older G4 desktop (bought in Jan. 2003, dual G4 1GhZ) and a
very new iBook G4.  I would like to know if there is an easy way I can
synchronize my mail, bookmarks, calendar and perhaps even iTunes
playcounts between them, without using something that I would have to
continually pay for.  (I.e., without using .mac.)

My desktop machine has an 80G hard drive, which is mostly full.  My
iBook has a 30G hard drive, so I can't jsut copy from one to the
other.  (Even if I could figure out how to do that easily.  At this
point, I have to use the network connection, and that feels clunky.)

Both computers are using 10.3

I'd like to be able to set up something where I can just hit "go" and
have the two computers share the data that has been changed since the
last time there saw each other.

Is there anyway I can do this?


(As a side question, I can't get any control characters to work on my
Desktop's terminal.  I've trashed the preferences file, but that
didn't change anything.  (other than the backgroud color.))

Re: Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby nomail » Thu, 10 Jun 2004 06:39:45 GMT

There are many utilities that can do this for you. Just go to and search for "synchronize".

Johan W. Elzenga            johan<<at>>
Editor / Photographer       http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby G. Michael Paine » Sat, 12 Jun 2004 00:48:59 GMT

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Seems not to be a recognized URL.


Re: Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby silverdr » Sat, 12 Jun 2004 02:16:16 GMT

Well that's not URL but rather qualified host/domain name...

To make URL out of it add a protocol identifier in front.

Re: Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby nomail » Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:13:22 GMT

If he doesn't understand '', he will certainly not
understand "add a protocol identifier in front".

Try < http://www.**--****.com/ >

Johan W. Elzenga            johan<<at>>
Editor / Photographer       http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Newbie question: Synchronizing two Macs?

Postby domanova » Sat, 12 Jun 2004 13:13:52 GMT

In article <1gf6ldm.1k3m2351rnf39cN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, Johan W.

And when he does I hope he will do himself a favor and take a look at
ChronoSync.  I've used ChronoSync 5 days a week for over a year, now,
to sync my Powerbook and iMac.  It works perfectly and allows one a
great deal of flexibility in defining _what_ gets synchronized _when_. 
It's not the only good file synchronization utility out there, but I
just had to plug it because it has been so reliable and easy to use
from day one.

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