Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to iCrizzo)
As this article says under "Wireless or Ethernet Migration", you do have a bit of flexibility in choosing exactly what gets migrated.
I would think at worst if you migrate too much, you can always delete the excess applications once they have migrated.
Enjoy your new machine!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to sberman)
Allow me to add:
If you're migrating "too much", delete definitely the non-Mountain Lion compatible apps, or see that you at least uddate them to 100% compatible versions.
For app deletion, I recommend AppCleaner, it helps you to get rid of all sorts of files buried in the libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to iCrizzo)
Thanks. Sadly the option Application option doesn't have a drop down arrow that allows you to check or uncheck applications from the list. It is all or nothing. I don't want to delete applications from my other iMac as I am keepig it as well.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to iCrizzo)
With a new Mac, you'll want to use Setup Assistant when you first turn on your Mac. Remember, using Migration Assistant, afterwards, doesn't allow migration for Users with the same user name.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to iCrizzo)
It might be useful to check application compatibility with Mountain Lion before you check applications in Migration Assistant. Not all applications install entirely within /Applications. PowerPC applications will not work in Mountain Lion. For each application you wish to migrate, you should confirm on the developers website that the application has support for Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8 +). Simply stating that the application is supported on OS X 10.6 or higher) is a recipe for subsequent aggravation.
There are important preparatory Apple guidelines before running Migration Assistant. For instance, make sure neither machine sleeps, and that Back to My Mac is disabled in iCloud preferences.
To be honest, I have never migrated applications with Migration Assistant. I prefer to research and reinstall third-party applications as their compatibility and my need permits.