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Default Win 7 or OSX - 07-10-2009, 11:35 AM

I bought my Mini 9 with the intention of running OSX on it. I installed it using the forum information here, and it worked great! But I didnt have much space left, so last night I installed Windows 7. It also runs well. For basic tasks, on a stock 9 with 1gb and a 16gb dell sdd, which would you use? Any advantages to one or the other?
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Default 07-10-2009, 01:03 PM

Which one does what you want? It's really a matter of personal preference.

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Default 07-10-2009, 03:33 PM

I'd use Windows 7! I've heard many good things about it.

I would think Windows 7 would work slightly better because it was designed in mind for netbooks with SSD drives. I don't know how OSX handles SSDs.

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Default 07-10-2009, 06:34 PM

It performs very good as well... but like Holmes4 said it is a matter of taste. I have had Ubuntu in my mini 9 (it came with it) but wasn't my cup of tea, then installed Win7 and it was great, but I am an Apple guy so I ended up installing OS X.
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Default 07-10-2009, 06:56 PM

Ya, my main home computer is a Mac. I installed Windows 7, its nice, but Windows is something I use at work, I like to keep home and work separate
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