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Apple strikes again: launches Mac mini me

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 06:32 AM
i must admit that i am a pc user. but if it comes to graphics programs like PS, Xpress, Illustrator the mac is better. But for music (reason, logic) and 3D (3DS-max) the pc is better. I like them both for there different specs....

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 06:33 AM
the firewall isnt even that good i use smoothwall its realy stable you can get it from

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 07:18 AM
You cannot beat Apple's styling. For most people the Mini Mac will be a great machine and the price is right. But I will stick with my Slackware box

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 08:59 AM
You have to much time on your hands

posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 12:59 AM
yeh i would rather get a mac its just as stable as *nix or bsd and its easy to use

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:16 AM
Now that a bit of time has gone by to allow everyone to read the reviews
and actually see a Mac mini in action, it's clear that Apple has a winner.

Even heavily invested Windows users are seeing the benefit of adding
a Mac mini to their system at a very reasonable cost while permitting them to
continue using their p/c's for dedicated Windows only tasks.

For the more serious power user, Apple will soon be launching a major revision
to their PowerMac lineup. This revision is now considered imminent and long overdue,
so it should be in a matter of months.
Many are also expecting the new motherboards to accept PCI-E X16 or possibly better
to take full advantage of improvement to Open GL.

Most sources indicate that Apple will make use of either the IBM dual core 970 MP
processor, code named " Antares " or take things one step further over to a Power 5 based processor.

There are also rumors that Apple is quietly working along with IBM, Sony and Toshiba
on possible uses for the Power PC based CELL processors.

Most savvy Apple purchasers are waiting for the release of OSX TIGER
before they purchase another system.

The next major Apple promotional event comes this June 6-10 at WWDC.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:33 AM
Here is a great Apple site.
As for me, i'm sticking with Panther until 'they' sort the bugs out of Tiger.


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[edit on 6-3-2005 by sanctum]

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 07:48 AM
ThinkSecret, Macrumors and Appleinsider are all excellent forums.

Those who enjoy tinkering and upgrading also find
invaluable as a must bookmark information source.

The folks over at e-Week also do a pretty good job of keeping people posted
on the newest developments in all platforms.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 08:20 AM
This is probably 'off topic', but i didn't know Al Gore is/was a director at Apple.

from They rule.
But i can't see any connection in his congress bio

This has probably been covered, but i found it interesting.


posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 10:14 AM
Most people transitioning over to Mac OSX from Windows are literally stunned that working with a computer can be so easy and trouble free.

The biggest problem seems to be with breaking down all the old misconceptions
that turned to dust once Mac OSX replaced OS9.

I realise that a hard core gamer doesn't really mind tinkering with their system so much,
but a professional user would rather just be able to get their work done.

Apple's lineup of professional production software now makes nearly any application
a breeze.

posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 10:18 AM
I have a burning hate of mac computers ever since having to use them at school and them sucking unimaginably. I hate the old mac os's but the new ones look pretty good and I plan on getting a mac computer evantually because it's good for certain programs.

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 09:47 PM
Once you know your way around Mac OSX, it's hard to even think of using
another operating system.
I can't wait to see the improvements in Tiger.

Another good thing about working with OSX is the support you get from the Mac community.
From basic tips to highly advanced terminal commands, someone can usually help you solve any problems you may encounter.

If all else fails, you always have 14 days to return your system with no questions asked
if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase.


posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 12:36 AM
Never owned a mac but I might someday soon.
OSX is definitely interesting. It runs on a true bsd core based kernel which means it is practically a fully fledged Unix operating system.. doesn't get much more stable than that. Combined with a seamless and stable graphic interface as it seems to be is a feat few have accomplished.
Last I heard Macs were RISC based, so they had an advantage over x86 on processes that involved many small computations, like graphics and publishing, but 64bit x86 arch will soon change all that.
Unfortunately I don't see Apple getting anywhere in the enduser desktop market, but their embedded applications I see becoming widespread.

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