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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 02-20-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 42,855
Posted By emdc
I got mine out the other day, puttered around...

I got mine out the other day, puttered around with it for a little while, then packed it away knowing that I'll probably never use it again. I got it in Nov. 2008 & had a lot of fun with it but a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 07-22-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By emdc
If the thrill of getting it done is what you're...

If the thrill of getting it done is what you're after then update it all the way to 10.6.7. If it works fine as is, then leave it alone because you wont see any added benefits & you run the risk of...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion 03-27-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 37,726
Posted By emdc
This was the 2nd painless update on my mini 9;...

This was the 2nd painless update on my mini 9; 10.6.6 & 10.6.7 both went without a hitch using Software Update & the latest NBI.

My Dell mini 9 is 2.5 years old & still running great. The only...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-10-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,636
Posted By emdc
Sound works fine but I haven't tried the mic...

Sound works fine but I haven't tried the mic since I don't have a need for it.
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 01-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,636
Posted By emdc
I did it last night & it was the easiest update...

I did it last night & it was the easiest update so far!

I don't have much use for the App Store but there is lots of satisfaction in being able to run the lastest OS X version.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,274
Posted By emdc
10.6.6: Easiest update yet!

After reading a few other people's experiences, I decided to take the plunge & update the mini 9 to 10.6.6.

I'd already downloaded the combo updater & copied it to the desktop & the actual...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 01-07-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 68,800
Posted By emdc
10.6.5 works very well on my mini 9. I never put...

10.6.5 works very well on my mini 9. I never put it to sleep since it starts up so quickly so that's never been an issue with me.

Now I'm wondering how well 10.6.6 will work. I have the Combo...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 11-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By emdc
I've been a Mac user for years & I think iPhoto...

I've been a Mac user for years & I think iPhoto is a HORRIBLE application.
Try using Picassa for photo management. It's free, installs easily, & doesn't hold your photos hostage nestled deep within...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 11-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 68,800
Posted By emdc
I installed the combo updater & got a kernel...

I installed the combo updater & got a kernel panic upon restart after NetbookInstaller had done its thing. I restarted from a USB HD with 10.6.4 & ran NetbookInstaller on the RunCore drive. The...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware Issues / Problems 01-12-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,106
Posted By emdc
SD card wont stay in slot

The SD card will no longer stay in the card slot on my mini 9. I've tried 2 different cards as well as the blank that came with the computer. The card shows up on the desktop as long as I keep...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 11-09-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,052
Posted By emdc
Unable to install OS X 10.5.8 combo updater

My Mini 9 was running 10.5.8 with no problems but I decided to install the latest Chameleon bootloader & that's when the trouble started. Unable to get it fixed, I decided a fresh install of Leopard...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 10-24-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 941
Posted By emdc
Thumbs up It required a complete reinstall to get Airport working again

Last Feb. I hooked my mail-lady up with a Dell Mini 9 running 10.5.6 & she LOVED it, especially after learning to tether it to her iPhone. A few days ago she updated to 10.5.8 via Software Update &...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion 08-25-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By emdc
You can use the Finder to keep up with & view...

You can use the Finder to keep up with & view photos, but I prefer Picasa. I HATE iPhoto.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 07-03-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By emdc
Both size Apple aluminum keyboards are the best...

Both size Apple aluminum keyboards are the best the company has made in years & both work fine with a Dell mini.
Forum: Linux 06-16-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,610
Posted By emdc
I've just installed Linux Mint on a Dell mini 9...

I've just installed Linux Mint on a Dell mini 9 with 1 GB RAM & a 32GB Super-Talent SSD.

I like the way it looks but of course there's a problem. I connected to my wireless network easily but...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By emdc
Thirty seconds for a computer running Windows...

Thirty seconds for a computer running Windows Whatever to become fully operational after turning it on? Forgive me for being skeptical, but I've never seen ANY computer boot ANY version of Windows in...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By emdc
There's a script that can be run that plays the...

There's a script that can be run that plays the Apple chime but it doesn't play until everything loads. On my Dell Mac mini 9 that happens 42 seconds after pressing the power button.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By emdc
I seriously doubt that. Ubuntu booted fine, XP...

I seriously doubt that. Ubuntu booted fine, XP was okay (just not likable) & 10.5.7 booted in about 26 seconds.
From where I sit, that makes Windows 7 the culprit, not the computer itself.

Since...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-14-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By emdc
Try running DellEFI again after you boot from the...

Try running DellEFI again after you boot from the SSD.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-14-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,838
Posted By emdc
Excellent! ...

Excellent!

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/3629/dellappleminiyp2.jpg
Shot at 2009-01-06
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By emdc
10.5.7 vs Windows 7

I have an extra mini 9 on hand (long story) & decided to install Windows 7 on it for a side by side comparison with Leopard. The most obvious difference was speed. Nothing felt 'snappy' on Windows 7...
Forum: Windows 7 06-13-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,588
Posted By emdc
I just finished installing Win7 on a Dell mini 9...

I just finished installing Win7 on a Dell mini 9 & the 1st thing I noticed was how much more horrible the trackpad was.

Maybe there's a driver that can fix this.
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-12-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 93,213
Posted By emdc
Hopefully the final version will install & run as...

Hopefully the final version will install & run as easily as 10.5 does.
Forum: FAQs and How To's 06-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,853
Posted By emdc
Same for me with a RunCore SSD. I can always...

Same for me with a RunCore SSD.

I can always be certain this will happen if someone is watching me boot the Dell Mac mini 9 for the 1st time. Somehow it knows!
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 06-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By emdc
What type of modem do you have? Chances are...

What type of modem do you have?
Chances are it's G.
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