I've had a Macbook for some time, and recently got a Mac Mini too (both as desktop & media player computer). When setting up the Mini, I copied mostly everything (in target disk mode) from Macbook to it; that was a really smooth way to get up and running.
Now, I use both machines pretty randomly, at whim. Thanks to many web services like Gmail or Google Notebook, it often doesn't matter at all which computer I'm on. But with local files (text documents, photos, etc), it's a little more problematic. Simply keeping and using the files on both computers will obviously get them out of sync pretty soon. And manually copying files around to have the most recent version on each computer does not sound very attractive either.
So what's the best way to share or (automatically) sync home folders between two (or more) Macs? Either the whole home directory or just certain subdirectories of it (if that's more feasible) — both would be fine. Samba share or something?
NB: MobileMe might help here but I'd prefer a free option. Also, an external NAS might be the ultimate solution in a way, but for now I'd like something that involves only these Macs (besides, I've had bad experiences with a Maxtor network drive: too noisy; software for controlling it was crappy; it couldn't automount when coming out of sleep, etc).
The Macs are on the same wifi network, and having the Mini up all the time, as a server, wouldn't be a problem.