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    I love my Mac Mini

    Well i finally took the plunge and bought myself a Mac Mini...

    So far, i havent been able to fault it, it runs incredibly fast for its size and spec, (ive even been playing games on it, lol) tons of eye candy from aqua too if thats your thing and it looks so damn good sitting on my shelf lol

    You can even get a bash terminal so you can do things the *nix way if you wish to and being built on BSD, ive got a good foundation from using FreeBSD 5.x

    The only gripe i have is the keyboard... its like some USA/UK evil hybrid with the @ keys in the wrong place, and keys missing like the # key is actually alt + 2 (i had to google to find that out). There is no home/end buttons either which is a bitch (unless im missing something).

    (excuse the poor picture, was taken with my phone and the projector screen tends to screw up photos)
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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    Welcome to the "Mac user" club :-)

    Minis are really nice. I've had mine since February, and it's never failed me (with only 512MB RAM). The kids at home love it, and it runs 24/7 without a whisper!

    Enjoy.

    Paul :-)

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    Yeh Awsome piece of kit

    Use mine as an itunes media server / web server with gallery2 / Joomla.

    Only thing that dissapoints is the fact it can't handle Hi-Dif. But hay, will be getting that from sky next year.

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    I got one as soon as they were released. I am one of the poor sods with poor DVI and low output power from VGA.

    This means on my crt monitor the picture is utterly crap. Apple will not acknowledge that it exists and seems to think that ignoring it will make it go away, despite hundreds of posts on the apple forums. It doesn't work with a large number of vga monitors and has dvi issues with some tfts.

    It affects any of the mac mini versions released so far. If you are lucky you will have something that works with it. I would like my mini so much more were it not for this problem.

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    gits

    ordering mine next week....

    but gf is making me wait till xmas day before i can use it

    Russ

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    Bought one and sold it within two months. It was just far too slow after having been used to using G5 duals. Shame though as they look lovely

    Pete "mac monkey" Shuttleworth

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    well as first mac cant see there being much of problem as not use to speed of g5

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    well as first mac cant see there being much of problem as not use to speed of g5

    russ
    lol my mac mini is stupid fast imo for the stuff im doin on it, im used to waiting for windows tho and have never been graced with using a G5 like you russ so i think we wont mind

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    its on its way....

    how sad is it tracking the parcel...



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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    its on its way....
    Personally I would have waited till the new year for the DVR version running on intel... oh well!

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    yes problem is indie that the new intel mac is going to be buggy and buggy as hell due to it a being new product and b mac not being used to producing intel hardware based systems.

    so why maybe wait then got to deal with all problems and want a working system instead...


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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    So you're dismissing the intel macs before you've even seen them?

    Just because it's a new product doesn't mean it's going to be plagued with bugs on release, Jobs knows what is riding on the transition to intel.

    Apple have been playing with intel hardware for a while now and have kept mirror versions of x86 OS X internally up to date with the PPC releases.

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    no not dismissing

    But experience has shown any new produt not just apple but every sofware and hardware has bugs even mr jobs can't stop that nature of development and at moment the current mac is more than what i need it for.

    also not just that but third party software has to work as well and until a mac intel out there no developer is going to know what problems are there are?

    Also not going to use it as tvo style at all so for me so current mac is best solution not to say best solution for you is not the new one due out.

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    The developer mac's have been floating about since July and will run PPC code on the intel chips.

    Since 10.4.3 for intel, Rosetta has apparently been upgraded to support all the G4 instruction set including Velocity Engine which the Pro apps need to work.

    I don't think the Intel macs will be as buggy as you think they will be, yes most software has bugs, but we all know what Apple has riding on this transition.

    OK, you don't want to use the mini as a media hub, but other people read this and they might!

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    Re: I love my Mac Mini

    i agree

    i think it depends on want you want to use it for

    russ

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