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Offline TheMagicM

Should I pick this mac mini up?
« on: July 10, 2009, 08:50:48 PM »
its in great condition.. $125.  no kb/mouse.  1.2ghz g4, 256mg ram, 40gig hd.   it'll be another MorphOS box.   upgrade to 1gig ram.   should be quick enuff for 2.3, right?
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Offline Golem!dk

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009, 09:02:01 PM »
Quick enough for 2.3 what? a larger hdd might be nice too, price seems fair though.
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Offline TheMagicM

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2009, 09:16:49 PM »
you know what I'm talkin about :)  MorphOS v2.3 for the mini.
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Offline Splurge

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 09:47:50 PM »
Seems like a good deal to me, I'm sure it will be plenty fast enough.  Have they even announced a release date yet?
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Offline TheMagicM

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 10:55:07 PM »
nope...
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Offline Matt_H

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009, 11:32:18 PM »
That's a steal as far as Amiga hardware goes. And if you get tired of waiting, there's a fairly capable OS from Apple that you can run on it :)

Go for it.
 

Offline Golem!dk

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 01:27:24 AM »
Ok, I was not aware that mini support had been announced for the 2.3 release. :)
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Offline TheMagicM

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 03:36:20 AM »
I was under the impression the next release was going to support the Mac Mini.   I'm confused as hell I guess.  Dunno if its 2.3 or if the next release will be 3.0... dunno.
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Offline mrbill317

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 03:45:56 AM »
If you dont buy it , I am very interested as my daughter would love a low cost mac.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 03:48:21 AM »
i'll def. buy it.. just wondering if it would be a-ok for MorphOS
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Offline Golem!dk

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 05:28:15 AM »
A little more info here.
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Offline DiskDoctor

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 09:11:59 AM »
Quote from: TheMagicM;515257
its in great condition.. $125.  no kb/mouse.  1.2ghz g4, 256mg ram, 40gig hd.   it'll be another MorphOS box.   upgrade to 1gig ram.   should be quick enuff for 2.3, right?


Just make sure you can upgrade to 1G and consider the cost.  My Mac Mini is said officially (by local Apple support) not to support 1G RAM.  I mean you can upgrade but as long as you can find the proper memory and DIY.  Dunno these days but the said RAM spec might be hard to find.

But hell, it's possible.  Just keep in mind the fact you can pay some extra for the RAM - and double check if it might be 1G indeed.
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Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 10:02:54 AM »
I would say wait... the PPC macs are only going to get cheaper... They are pretty reliable... just wait until MOS is actually released and you might pick one up for $20 at your local junk shop!

Offline Golem!dk

Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 10:15:23 AM »
You must have a special mini then, other people can have a look here for some upgrade guides. PC3200 RAM should still be fairly easy to find...
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Re: Should I pick this mac mini up?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 10:20:37 AM »
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I would say wait... the PPC macs are only going to get cheaper... They are pretty reliable... just wait until MOS is actually released and you might pick one up for $20 at your local junk shop!

Hmm not sure that your price prediction and location availability is exactly accurate, that is if eBay is any indication of supply and demand. :confused:

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