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What should I do with a Mac Mini?

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Mockingbird    2,937

Someone is moving put out of town so he's giving me a Mac Mini.

 

What should I do with it?

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The Evil Overlord    18,442

:shifty:

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+Gary7    7,382

If you have a small boat it would make a great anchor/s

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+warwagon    13,492

Put an SSD in it.

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adrynalyne    13,020

Do.not.believe. 

 

 

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-T-    671

I bought one not long ago off ebay with an SSD, have to admit it makes it a perfectly usable machine. I have a 2011 model

 

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LimeMaster    15,602

When you get it, you better post pictures of it with timestamps.

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0sit0    186

I installed Windows on it and use it to record TV using Media Center lol

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Astra.Xtreme    2,869

I always hated how massive and heavy those Mac Minis are.  Makes it literally impossible to load into a vehicle or moving truck.

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neufuse    4,110

oh boy, here we go *pulls up a chair and gets popcorn*

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adrynalyne    13,020
8 minutes ago, Astra.Xtreme said:

I always hated how massive and heavy those Mac Minis are.  Makes it literally impossible to load into a vehicle or moving truck.

I have to use a hand truck to move mine across the room.

46 minutes ago, -T- said:

I bought one not long ago off ebay with an SSD, have to admit it makes it a perfectly usable machine. I have a 2011 model

 

They are good machines. The new ones have locked down ram upgrades though.

 

I have a 2012 model with an i7, 16GB of ram and TWO SSDs.

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Mockingbird    2,937
47 minutes ago, LimeMaster said:

When you get it, you better post pictures of it with timestamps.

Do you also want a "**** you, LimeMaster" hand written sign written on?

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PGHammer    1,651
9 hours ago, illegaloperation said:

Someone is moving put out of town so he's giving me a Mac Mini.

 

What should I do with it?

A Mac mini can be used for almost anything a desktop Mac can be used for - the only real lack (for a mini) is discrete GPU support.  The only headache with minis are the oldest of them (Core Duo-based) - and that is due to incompatibility with the latest versions of OS X; if it's based on Core 2 or later, you're largely fine.

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LimeMaster    15,602
4 minutes ago, illegaloperation said:

Do you also want a "**** you, LimeMaster" hand written sign written on?

No, your username & a timestamp on a piece of paper next to your Mac Mini will do. :p

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DConnell    6,584
1 hour ago, LimeMaster said:

No, your username & a timestamp on a piece of paper next to your Mac Mini will do. :p

I think it should have a "Z$^# you LimeMaster" sign on it! :laugh:

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LimeMaster    15,602
Just now, DConnell said:

I think it should have a "Z$^# you LimeMaster" sign on it! :laugh:

I prefer to keep things simple. The reason for the timestamp is so we know he is telling the truth.

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Ian W    2,331
11 hours ago, illegaloperation said:

Someone is moving put out of town so he's giving me a Mac Mini.

 

What should I do with it?

Please provide proof. That is not asking for too much one when considers your other topics.

3 hours ago, adrynalyne said:

Do.not.believe. 

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13 minutes ago, LimeMaster said:

I prefer to keep things simple. The reason for the timestamp is so we know he is telling the truth.

You would have better luck wishing upon a star.

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krmathis    3

A home server maybe? File sharing, backup-device, VPN server, bittorrent-client, etc.

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Circaflex    3,581

I would say an HTPC if you do not have one already. Mac minis are nice little machines.

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Mockingbird    2,937

Not exactly the most impressive specs.

 

Mac Mini Late 2009

 

2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

4GB 1067 MHz DDR3

NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB

 

9 hours ago, DConnell said:

I think it should have a "Z$^# you LimeMaster" sign on it! :laugh:

Close enough.

 

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kalel83    175

I would put better storage in it and use it as a media server on my home network. Can't be too much power usage for something that small... in theory.

 

 

Or can you stick linux on it? USB wifi dongles? Could make a Tor router that you connect to via wifi that all content that passes in and out goes through tor.

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Ian W    2,331
8 minutes ago, illegaloperation said:

Close enough.

It is real? I am surprised.

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+warwagon    13,492
2 minutes ago, Ian W said:

It is real? I am surprised.

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Ian W    2,331
4 minutes ago, warwagon said:

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Now I know it is not real! :rofl:

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Draconian Guppy    13,037
12 hours ago, neufuse said:

oh boy, here we go *pulls up a chair and gets popcorn*

sits beside with some hotsauce and lemon for that popcorn! oh yeah enjoy teh show

 

Gotta give it to him, @illegaloperation  does get them posts going :laugh: 

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