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chrislee chrislee is offline
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Default Mini 9n vs. Mini 9 - 05-23-2009, 05:19 AM

Just trying to clarify something. Someone told me to do the OSX install that you needed the 9n. I just want to verify that is true. Looking, don't see any hardware differences between it and the XP version.

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Default 05-23-2009, 05:56 AM

No such thing "9n" OSX could be installed on a regular Dell Mini 9 or Dell Vostro A90.
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Default 05-23-2009, 08:11 AM

Awesome! Thank you Joker!
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Default 05-23-2009, 12:13 PM

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No such thing "9n" OSX could be installed on a regular Dell Mini 9 or Dell Vostro A90.
There is such a thing, as I'm typing on it now. Dell calls a mini 9 ordered with Ubuntu a mini 9n. It even comes with a 'N' sticker on the palm rest instead of a Windows sticker. It's all marketing, though. There is nothing different with the hardware between it and the XP version, and it can certainly take OSX.


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Default 05-26-2009, 05:44 AM

Any Dell machine sold without a Windows license is considered an "N-series" machine. These machines usually come with Ubuntu or FreeDOS instead. There is no essential hardware difference, although on some machines, if Dell already knows there are no drivers for a certain piece of hardware in anything other than Windows, they will not offer that option on an N series machine. For example, I don't believe you can get an N-series laptop with a fingerprint reader or any WWAN options. In the case of the Mini 9, the only difference is the sticker.


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