I might be able to get my hands on a free Mac Mini

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I might be able to get my hands on a free Mac Mini

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But I don't know anything about them. What's your opinion on this setup?

OS: 10.3.9
RAM: 256
Processor: 1.25 PowerPC/G4

Take it or pass?

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if it is free take it you can always have the fun of watching it fly out a window.

the OS is kind of bad

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personally id pass, but you could always take it then sell it. good old ebay, eh ;)

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That's an easy question.. Take every free piece of electronics that comes your way. :) If you don't find a use for it in a few months and it's taking up room, send it to me. ;)
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I'd take it as well.
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Should be a respectable machine if you don't demand too much.
Swampy wrote:RAM: 256
Mac OS X tends to need 512 MB to run smoothly. It can run with much less, but if you're doing anything half-serious it'll thrash a lot.
-ct-kyle wrote:the OS is kind of bad
Any real arguments? BTW, you can install another.
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Lucifer wrote:That's an easy question.. Take every free piece of electronics that comes your way. :) If you don't find a use for it in a few months and it's taking up room, send it to me. ;)
I'll keep you in mind!

Here's the deal -

The Co. I work for bought 5 of them 2 years ago to attach to some LCD
screens at a show they were are part of. They were used one day and have sat on my shelfs ever since. At this point if I asked for one I'd get it. I took a look to see if I could put more RAM in it and it looks like a pain in the ass. It involves the use of a putty knife and patience :roll:

I'll take another crack at it in the morning and If I can get more ram in it - it'll come home.

I brought this home last week (the system on the left)-
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(All in one system with the guts of the PC behind the screen, PIII 833/512mb)

I fought for a good 20 minutes to get Linux running on it and then I threw the white flag. That's about as much time as I give things these days - I guess it's a sign of getting old or something.

It's happily running Windows 2000 for now - but eventually I'll give Unbuntu another shot.

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Invader uses a mac mini, I'd consult him about it.

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I'd add myself to the list of people who would take it if you don't want it. Mac Minis make good home servers. Although I think the new ones with Intels are even less power hungry.

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Post by ~|DS|~|Patch| »

Macs own, i use a mac, the one you're looking at is half as good as mine (Literally) But the system itself (OS) Is much more stable and secure, i love macs, windows can take it's Blue Screen Of Death and Go to hell ;D

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