I’ve been using a Mac now for about 18 years and my periodic dipping into other OSs for work continues to validate that decision. I deal with computers professionally, the last thing that I want to do is to “work on” my computer for fun. When I’m at the keyboard I want to perform a task, not be reminded of my tools.
Having said that I recently moved to an iMac for my work system and subsequently reinstalled my laptop; doing so allowed me to rethink my setup and clean up my apps.
In a nutshell, the goal was to move all of my data – even my working set – onto cloud storage, and to make sure that my applications were all installed from the appropriate central repository. Here’s how I layed everything out.