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Uses for a PowerPC Mac Mini?

My mother wants to send her old Power PC Mac mini to the dump. What else could I do with it? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Mar 6, 2014 - 15 answers

Networking (maybe?) our Macs

My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Which Mac Mini to buy?

I am buying a Mac for the first time. For budgetary reasons the Mac Mini is the only option on the table. Having convinced myself that the increased outlay for an Apple device over a generic desktop PC is worth it, I am now stumped on the question of which Mac Mini to buy. Please help me decide which model to choose. [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Oct 29, 2013 - 18 answers

Did that outage just zap my internets?

We had a power outage for about 3 hours yesterday evening, and when I restarted my Mac mini, I could not connect to the internet. Our wireless modem/router is working fine, as our other Mac (an ancient PowerBook g4) and my phone can both go online using wifi. Please help! More things we've tried below: [more inside]
posted by asranixon on May 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Are integrated graphics a mistake in a desktop purchase?

Is there any reason I'd regret purchasing a Mac Mini with intel 4000 graphics? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Dec 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Mother, do you think it's good enough for you?

Balancing function and price: What's the best (and least expensive) Mom Computer, especially if we're trying to go Mac? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Is it possible to prevent a user from exiting Front Row?

In Mac OS X, is it possible to prevent the user from exiting Front Row? [more inside]
posted by cirripede on Sep 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

It burns! It burns! (my lcd projector lens)

Our classroom lcd projector was left on for too long and the lens was burned, according to our tech. This makes everything it projects have a yellowish tinge. Is there any way to adjust the output on a mac mini to compensate for this? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater?

Mac Mini as centerpiece of home theater, driving a HDTV? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Apr 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Pimping Out a MacMini as Media Center, etc.

I'm consolidating and trying to save some money in the coming years. To that end I've acquired an older Mac Mini and pulled out an old monitor. I've set it as a working media center, but I think I could do more and do it more efficiently. [more inside]
posted by Gideon on Mar 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Sanity check my Mac media center.

Please sanity check a possible Mac Mini HTPC/media center setup. [more inside]
posted by swift on Feb 2, 2009 - 12 answers

How to do concurrent multi-user OSX?

How do I go about logging in, remotely and with something like VNC, to Mac OSX, while also (at the same time) using the computer locally as a different user? Is this possible? Is there a different way to do this? (I already have ssh all set up, if that'll help.)
posted by philomathoholic on Aug 6, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get a Mac mini to reconnect to a wireless network automatically?

I have an Intel Mac mini using a wireless WPA connection to connect to a router which is connected to the Internet. The wireless connectivity works relatively well. However, once it gets disconnected, even if the signal may be lost just temporarily, Mac OS just "gives up" at trying to reconnect. How do I make Mac OS try and try again to reconnect to the wireless network once it has been disconnected? [more inside]
posted by remi on Jul 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Mac Mini adding external bits

Mac Mini 1.66, 60gb with 1 or 2gb RAM - then adding big external drive and dvd burner - is this an economical / workable option? [more inside]
posted by Megamix on Feb 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Refurbished Mac - stupid or smart?

Refurbished Mac: Good idea? Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Feb 2, 2007 - 42 answers

Mac Mini? Or not?

I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini... but will it be able to do everything I want it to do? [more inside]
posted by reklaw on Nov 20, 2006 - 22 answers

How can I help a loved one (who is not human) overcome insomnia?

My Mac mini can no longer dream of electric sheep. [more inside]
posted by Colloquial Collision on Sep 28, 2006 - 11 answers

PC Mac Mini equivalent

What's the Mac Mini equivalent in the Windows world? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Jul 16, 2006 - 19 answers

The Mini & Media Art

Mac Mini (Dual Core Intel version) & Media Art Installation: I'm working with a friend to develop a system that will allow not only for playback of audio/visual content, but also for recording it. I think a Mini is a good way to go, but would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Mar 29, 2006 - 4 answers

What is a great winning argument to convince my co-worker to buy a Mac Mini?

What is THE great winning argument to convince my co-worker to buy a Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Mar 1, 2006 - 48 answers

New Mac Mini has integrated graphics: So?

Is the new Mac Mini hamstrung by its integrated graphics? [more inside]
posted by cramer on Feb 28, 2006 - 30 answers

Can I use my iMac integrated monitor as a MacMini monitor?

Can I use my G4 iMac (the one that has a round base and a swivelly flat monitor) as a monitor/second hard drive for a new mac mini? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 10, 2005 - 10 answers

Recomendations for a small, cheap, home media center

Macmini alternatives. I was considering purchasing a Mac Mini to make it a relatively inexpensive home media center, but after upgrading the hard drive to 80GB, adding Bluetooth for a wireless keyboard & mouse, buying the wireless keyboard & mouse, adding 802.11g for home networking, etc the $499 price tag was closer to $850 or more. Can anyone recommend a Windows box manufacturer who makes small form factor PCs for this kind of application?
posted by jonson on Jan 20, 2005 - 26 answers

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