Well, my copy of Tiger should arrive today, but in the meantime I’ve bought, downloaded and scanned an invaluable reference book. I have now decided I’ll do an erase and install after all, especially since I have a complete backup of all my files, in one place.
Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger by Joe Kissell, PDF format, 87 pages, US$5, is one of the most excellent Take Control series. Thanks to the publisher’s efforts this book is available at 6 pm local time on the 29th, meaning I was able to pick it up last night even while readers based in the US still can’t get it.
Joe Kissell takes a thorough look at the install options, explaining the benefits and drawbacks of each. It seems that if I choose to erase and install I can then use Setup Assistant to grab my files from my backup.
Note to self: before starting copy the ebook to my other computer for reference during the install.