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Default 12-24-2009, 10:57 AM

I was bored...I needed something to do.
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Default 12-24-2009, 01:17 PM

Having worked alongside a Mac population for some years, I wanted to see whether there really was something magical there, and this was a cheap way of finding out.
I'm using it at the moment, though I have Windows 7 as an alternate boot.
It's actually a little primitive compared to Windows 7, so it's simpler to use which may be why the computer illiterati seem quite fond of it.
There are some things I think are not brilliant, lack of confirmation for deletes, the window system is a bit crude, but it's OK. So I shall continue to keep it on the machine, just for a change really!
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Default 12-24-2009, 01:42 PM

I prefer OS-X over windows

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Default 12-24-2009, 01:43 PM

Just to have something different. I miss my old MBP.
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Default 12-30-2009, 06:34 AM

Originally Posted by alpine101 View Post
, so it's simpler to use which may be why the computer illiterati seem quite fond of it.

In other words Mac just works...

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Default 12-30-2009, 10:57 AM

Have been on two worlds since OS 7.0 // Win 3.1. Have often felt the difference. On Win, it was working at the machine. On Mac, it was working with the machine. Looking around I observed that PCs tend to have slaves, Macs have evangelists. Oh, the good old days of OS flamewars...

I just fell in love with the idea of a Mac Mini the moment I saw the images on top of the Gizmodo post. To have the small form, at an affordable price, and an install like a breeze (you guys are amazing!) with a mac surface -- ahhh, nerdgasm!

Rationalized the expense like, 'my other Mac already shows signs of decay, it will be good to have a fallback machine at hand.'

Have tried XP on the M9 but was disappointed. Maybe Win7 might be OK, but why go back? Well... maybe for a dual or triple boot and the power feeling of 'I have them all'... OTOH, there is no real-world need. But again, just for lulz...
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Default Portability - 12-30-2009, 11:34 AM

I travel quite a bit, and recently purchased a 15" Macbook Pro to replace my black MB. There is no way I'd want to take the MBP with me and expose it to the elements, thieves, and/or my own personal clumsiness. Windows is ok, I use it on occasion and have Win 7 on my new MBP as well as a Thinkpad. But, even though the interface is much better, it's still windows after all, and a little boring. I have had Macs since the Mac Plus was released, so I'm comfortable with the OS. OS X is much more powerful than some posters would suggest, with much of that power lying beneath the graphical interface. It is an UNIX offshoot after all. If you are hobbyist, and enjoy playing with source files, have at it with either Macports or FINK. Thousands of interesting things can be found in either. I'm using both on my netbook without a problem btw. Then, after you're done playing, you can relax and come back to the stability of the Mac, where things normally, just work.

Oh, and it's a very cheap way of doing all of the above in a minimalist way thanks to so many on this board!

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Default 12-30-2009, 04:07 PM

Windows is too fat & slow, Linux lacks the apps I want & the Atom is too slow to use them in WINE. Simple as that

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Default 12-30-2009, 04:24 PM

I travel with hand baggage only so I need a Mac that weighs very little and takes up hardly any space in a hold-all. My Macbook Pro is just too big, too heavy and too expensive to risk. The mini 9 seemed ideal as all my stuff is Mac-based and the mod looked cool. And so it has proved.

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Default 12-30-2009, 04:43 PM

I wanted to run PwnageTool. Really, that was my main motivation. Other than that, just to play with it and become somewhat more familiar with OS X than I was. When I'm using the Mini seriously, I boot Win7.

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