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Bandit Bill
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome wolfcoyote,

I'm also a dedicated fan of Adam Christianson's MacCast. What a great podcast. I'm surprised that if you're taking so long to get a Mac, given that you've heard so much Mac praise between that podcast and this site.

I'm sure you'll have a few questions one you get your computer, until then enjoy the anticipation. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: New user, saying HI Reply with quote

Good forum.
I just acquired a Mac mini and I've gotten a bunch of good tips already.

I picked up a G4 1g 1.5ghz, Tiger (stealth upgrade)
I had been playing around with Hackintoshes for a few months and decided to get the real thing. See Apple, it is a good marketing tool!
My other G4 machine is an Amiga. Gee, I wonder if I could get OS X on that? Confused

Run XP and Linux (currently Ubuntu) on my other boxes.
I am thinking of trying 10.5 on an external drive. That's my next project.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I'm a newbie to Mac, and currently considering buying one Mini (1.83GHz). I ask some questions regarding that in other forum.

The reason for my interest is growing Mac user base and iPhone application development.

I hope to be active here.

// chall3ng3r //
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Oh, somebody PLEASE help me Reply with quote

my boyfriend just got a mini... to use as a media center, for lack of a better term (it's hooked up to the TV). Long story short, I clicked when I should have clacked and now the screen rolls. I did this in resolution...something about RTSC and PAL.

Literally... it came this afternoon and now I've killed it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there!

Been on a posting rampage and stumbled across this just now!

Been using Macs since '84 (I was the only one they made listen to the training tape at school!). But OS X still throws me for loops on a regular basis.

I never really cared much for the minis. I always thought they were great 'secretary' Macs, and in general really good Macs, but never for a 'power' user like me.

I had already bought my XBox, and I played fewer games on my big Macs.

Then I bought my 360. Games on the Mac? Civ3 doesn't need that Radeon 9800 dual 1.33 G4!

Then my desktop G4 started getting really flaky, and sometimes barely usable.

Upon some reflection, I figured a mini would be just right for me now. Found the prices on eBay to be a bit more than I was interested in paying for an emergency Mac replacement, and finally found a fully loaded G4 1.5Ghz mini that had been in a nice home for the first part of it's life on Craigslist. Picked up a memory upgrade on the way home, and upgraded it before even turning it on.

Now I'm really enamored with the minis! I sure hope Apple has an upgraded mini coming in '09! 'Cuz it would be shame to let these awesome little machines disappear!

Anyway, rather than get an audio card, IR port, Bluetooth module, and a faster G4 for the media system, it's being retired with an Intel mini that has all that stuff built in.

Well there you go.

SC

ps - And I'm a rabid fan of the carriage return!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just thought I'd drop in and say hi too! This site has been super helpfull over the last few weeks since I discovered it and am now looking to get a 2ghz c2d since finding no new release a few days ago (sorry to bring that up again!).

Go big plans so thanks to all who have been helping me with my random questions. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Future mini buyer here, amazed to have found such a large and active forum devoted to what must surely be a great product. Update or no update, I want one this spring. Gonna read up and learn as much as I can until then. Oh, and yearn as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey guys,hows it going ?

I found this site while looking up bencmarks for the Mac Mini,Im in the process of saving for a 2 GHz C2D (ive heard the rumours about the Atoms though ),hopefully I will have it soon

It will be my first Mac,but I am quite fond of Apple already (16GB iTouch) and cant wait to try out OSX

Thanks,

Dean
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought my first Mac after many years of being a dedicated (dare I say rabid!?!) PC supporter...and it's a 1.5 CS Intel Mini!!

After owning it for less than 2 days, I've completed an upgrade to 2 gig o' RAM, with a C2D CPU (thinkin' T7200) upgrade in the very near future...hopefully within the next couple weeks.

This site has already proven to be quite informative!!

Thanks all!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello im new just want ot say hello ....Hello
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Very Happy
If you have no news or no questions yet, don't be afraid to add your 2 cents to the lively debates in the Off Topic forums Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all. I'll be getting my first Mac Mini tomorrow, which will also be my first Mac. We have a couple others in the house (iBook and old G4 tower), but I've been a PC since 1984.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:17 am    Post subject: hi all, i'm a new user Reply with quote

hi all , i just got a gift from my best friend and i need help on this.
Mac mini 1.42ghz - 512mb ram - 80gb HD & Combo Drive.
I Just loaded Tiger but i'm used to the Leopard. Can i able to upgrade it like fast machine.

I WANT TO CONVERT IT LIKE :
Tiger to Leopard
512mb to 1gb ram
80gb HD to 250gb HD
Combo to SuperDrive.

Pls kindly guide me on this.

Regards

Shahaed
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:36 am    Post subject: Re: hi all, i'm a new user Reply with quote

shahaedsuma wrote:
hi all , i just got a gift from my best friend and i need help on this.
Mac mini 1.42ghz - 512mb ram - 80gb HD & Combo Drive.
I Just loaded Tiger but i'm used to the Leopard. Can i able to upgrade it like fast machine.

I WANT TO CONVERT IT LIKE :
Tiger to Leopard
512mb to 1gb ram
80gb HD to 250gb HD
Combo to SuperDrive.

Pls kindly guide me on this.

Regards

Shahaed

Hi,
Welcome to the board. Nice to see someone from India Smile
For details on upgrading, check out this forum:
http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=55
to get some ideas, and if you don't find the right answer, repost your question there.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: thank u Reply with quote

Thank u for warm welcome sir.
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