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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have skipped the 2012 Mini and might replace one of my 2009 Minis with a Haswell Mini. A bit depends on whether 10.9 will drop support for the 2009 Mini or not and other factors.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdgm wrote:
.... A bit depends on whether 10.9 will drop support for the 2009 Mini or not and other factors.

I certainly hope not; is there any reason to suspect that this will happen? NewEgg just posted a very low price on a refurb 240gb OCZ SSD ($129!), and I'm thinking of getting one to put in my 2009 mini.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the 2009 Mini is the oldest Mini supported by 10.8 so it is possible. I hope 10.9 still supports the 2009 Mini but we will have to wait and see.

The 09 Mini hardware is very similar to the 2010 Mini hardware so hopefully 10.9 will still support both, but even if 10.9 supports the 2009 Mini I think we can possibly expect it to be the last version of Mac OS X to support it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking the 2009 Mac mini will still be safe with 10.9. It's pretty similar to the 2010 model and was the first model to move away from the Intel GMA 950 chipset. And that's where the line appears to be drawn for now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm still excited about and waiting on the Haswell-based minis. I also can't wait to hear more about 10.9 next week. I just hope that Apple doesn't go the Windows 8 route (desktop and tablet OS) and blur the lines more between iOS and OS X. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I still appreciate the value of a true desktop operating system. I still look at tablets as consumption devices with small screens.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PixelCo wrote:
I still look at tablets as consumption devices with small screens.


consumer devices...?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb wrote:
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I still look at tablets as consumption devices with small screens.


consumer devices...?

I should have said media consumption devices. I do a little coding and editing on the side and don't see them being good for that yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdgm wrote:
A bit depends on whether 10.9 will drop support for the 2009 Mini or not and other factors.

I think you'll be okay. The developer release of Mavericks still shows support for the 2009 model.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texark wrote:
mdgm wrote:
A bit depends on whether 10.9 will drop support for the 2009 Mini or not and other factors.

I think you'll be okay. The developer release of Mavericks still shows support for the 2009 model.

Good. I guess I might wait and see what the model after Haswell is like then. I might have a SSD and RAM upgrade put in one or both of my 09 Minis.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
mdgm wrote:
.... A bit depends on whether 10.9 will drop support for the 2009 Mini or not and other factors.

I certainly hope not; is there any reason to suspect that this will happen? NewEgg just posted a very low price on a refurb 240gb OCZ SSD ($129!), and I'm thinking of getting one to put in my 2009 mini.
Who cares my MM 2011 works fine with the LION OS and 8 gigs of memory for over 1 1/2 years.It is good enough for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not an issue anymore, at least as far back as 2009. Mavericks will support the following Macs:
iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
Xserve (Early 2009)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm safe with both of my Macs for now. Even though I am seriously craving more battery life and faster 802.11ac wireless speeds with my MacBook Pro.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I'm safe with both of my Macs for now. Even though I am seriously craving more battery life and faster 802.11ac wireless speeds with my MacBook Pro.
That is good you are not a materialist like some people I know. They need the newest ones also.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've skipped the 2012 Mini and I guess I probably will skip the 2013 Mini as well. I have ethernet wiring so I don't need 802.11ac wireless in my Minis.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdgm wrote:
I've skipped the 2012 Mini and I guess I probably will skip the 2013 Mini as well. I have ethernet wiring so I don't need 802.11ac wireless in my Minis.
I feel the same way. I am using the ethernet also and it is fast for here where I live.
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