[Cialug] OT: mac-mini?
STEVE.DIEKE at pioneer.com
Thu Oct 20 12:44:07 CDT 2005
I have been thinking about it as well but also have been hesitant. How
is the networking aspect? I assume it can connect to XP and *nix
systems with relative ease? Also how do you like Safari?
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On
Behalf Of Tony Bibbs
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:37 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] OT: mac-mini?
Yeah, simple application. Figured it'd be considerably cheaper than a
G5 laptop. Got the keyboard/mouse taken care of.
Bryan Baker wrote:
> Don't have a mini, but do know Macs.
> If you're not expecting a screaming gaming rig, the mini should be a
> good way to dip a toe in.
> One caveat, the KB & Mouse will need to be USB - you probably have a
> mouse that fits the bill, but maybe not a KB and the mini is BYOKB&M.
> It should come w/ a DVI to VGA adapter, so an existing XGA or DVI
> monitor should work fine.
> One bonus, if you decide you don't like it, you could use it as a
> fancy DVD player/media center, and there's always PPC linux. Macs also
> tend to hold a bit more resale value than PCs.
> One other down side of the mini's is they are G4's, but as I said, if
> your needs are modest, they're fine.
> On Oct 20, 2005, at 11:56 AM, Tony Bibbs wrote:
>> I've been hesitant to jump into a mac desktop or laptop for the sheer
>> cost and the change it would impose on me. However, my wife and I
>> are looking at buying or building a relatively cheap PC for our kids
>> and one we could wire our ipods up to. I immediatley thought this
>> might be a good excuse to buy a mac-mini...it would help me determine
>> if I like mac's, has decent games for the kids and, obviously, would
>> work fine with our ipods.
>> Figured I'd ask if anybody on this list has a mac-mini and, if so,
>> what they think of it.
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