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This guide might be useful. It doesn't save you from temporarily storing your files on an external device i.e. USB flash drive or CD, but you can "remove" the DRM tag.
If only two tracks didn't get picked up by iTunes Match, any form of manual copying them will do put them on an USB stick establish a network link and copy the files directly use AirDrop to copy them over send them by mail transfer them over via Dropbox (or, if all else fails) burn them on a CD
I believe the process you detailed in your question is the easiest way to do it.
TenFourBird is an option for upgrading Thunderbird on PowerPC Macs. TenFourBird is a community port of Thunderbird which requires 10.4 or later and is based on the efforts of TenFourFox. The current stable version of TenFourBird is equivalent to Thunderbird 17. TenFourBird targets only ESR versions of Thunderbird, so version 24 is currently in beta.
Indeed, there are some differences between cloning the disk and Migration Assistant. As you mentioned, MA will not migrate all the files, which can be both good and bad… Corrupt system files won't be copied if you use MA since you are installing a completely new OS, then copying certain files over. However, be warned that since they won't be copied over, ...
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