First thing I do is to open up Safari and download Firefox. Safari quit supporting OS X 10.3 when it was only one version behind and so I switched to Firefox. They say Safari is faster, but I’ve never noticed a problem with Firefox. Firefox is also open-source and easily customizable with extensions and themes.
To transfer your old settings, take your Firefox profile and transfer it to the new computer. The profile folder can be found in ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles. (~ means your home folder) If you haven’t changed anything, the one you want to copy is the folder that ends in “.default“. Put this in the same location that you got it from, but on the new installation, replacing the one that is there. Now you have all your bookmarks, passwords, settings, and extensions transferred.
Now all I need to do is clean up my bookmarks.