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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Abilene, Texas
Re: Is OSX on mini9 practical in real life??? - 01-14-2009, 03:27 PM
If I am using mine for extended periods, I use a mouse, external display, and an old USB keyboard I had laying around from an old G3 iMac. (keys are already set up right!, plus I can connect the mouse though the keaybord and save a port on the mini.) We have two iMacs in the house in our library/study area for the kids. I set up my "docking station" in my room so my wife and I can work in privacy if needed and not have to wait in line behind the kids! I like the ability to have the mini amywhere in the house I need it as well. I have been doing alot of iPhoto work lately, consolodating photos from my old laptop PC and the iMacs, and working with my MobileME photo galleries. After the initial install, and the 7.7 / 10.5.6 upgrades, the system has been stable, no issues. I also use Time Machine (just in case!) and it works great as well.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Re: Is OSX on mini9 practical in real life??? - 01-14-2009, 10:25 PM
what i mean is using it as a netbook, not sitting at home plugging it in with keyboard or external moniter.
does wifi, bluetooth, usb stick and sdhc card slot work perfectly?
is there emacs, latex in osx? skype, pidgin, xchat??
i am not gonna do video editing or photoshop with this 9 inch laptop
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: Is OSX on mini9 practical in real life??? - 01-14-2009, 10:39 PM
Yes, it works perfectly. Frankly the OS doesn't know it's not really running on a Mac. So the programs run exactly as they normally would on a real Mac. For the budget minded, I feel it's a better option than a roughly equivelantly priced G4 iBook/MacBook because the Intel processor makes it more compatible with the current generation of OSX software.
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