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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
I have a mac mini I bought about 3 years ago (summer 2009), and it's been great so far - totally silent, fast enough (despite being the lower end model but with 4gb ram), never had any technical issues with the hardware. I use it to compile mac and ios versions of my apps while using my sony vaio netbook for most day to day computing stuff (I prefer windows 7 to mac os x).

Would gladly buy another mac mini the day it drops dead or becomes too slow (can't see that becoming the case soon tho). You pay a bit more than the equivalent mini-pc but you get top notch built quality & good quality parts (& I can say the same about the sony netbook compared to local no-name brand or previous dell & acer laptops I had that routinely had technical issues).

Unless you really like building PCs from scratch & can pick your own quality components just give apple the 100 euros premium & know you're getting decent hardware (the same is less true for higher end models where the premium apple charges is higher - the mac mini is their best value computer).
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 01:49:31 PM by ido »

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 02:47:54 PM »
I use it to compile mac and ios versions of my apps

What kind of C++ -compilers Mac has anyway? It doesn't have Visual C++ which is not cool. I guess Objective-C is some kind of Mac specific thing.

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 03:47:39 PM »
gcc, xcode

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2014, 09:16:15 AM »
Well, I finally did it. And it's great, better than I thought. MacOS has some unix anomalies like when programs are "devices" when you download them and then you have to drag-and-drop them to applications, but it's ok. Also when I start Studio One it says do you want to run this program, "it was downloaded from internet". Well where do you usually download stuff?

I have this as secondary computer (studio/music is the thing I'm going to do), I didn't throw PC away.

Only problem this far is the "displayport wake up" trouble so many people seem to have. Sometimes (randomly) displayport doesn't work at start up, the monitor says "no signal". I have to scroll to different input from the monitor's menu, then go back to displayport and it's fixed. It's not that bad, because this isn't my main computer.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2014, 09:17:50 AM by Krice »

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2014, 01:03:52 PM »
Mac mini with corei7 is my main computer at work and I really like it.
It's silent yet powerful. Apple periodically screwing something in mac os x, but usually in a non-fatal way :)

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2014, 04:14:14 PM »
It's pretty gay that you can't use a "PC formatted" USB drive to save files. I need to figure out some way to back up music projects.

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2014, 09:50:55 PM »
I don't see how that has any connection to being gay.

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2014, 06:32:55 AM »
Krice, I think you can format your usb thingies with FAT filesystems to read/write in Windows as well as OSX. Alternatively, search for stuff you can install on OSX to be able to read and write to filesystems like ntfs.

I don't see how that has any connection to being gay.
Lol, I already had a long flamewar with Krice about this, years ago.

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2014, 11:31:55 AM »
I don't see how that has any connection to being gay.

It's gay if it sucks.

I'm planning to get WD Mybook studio 2TB external hard disk. It has firewire-connection (and usb) and it's formatted to Mac already. Those things are also cheap like bananas.

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Re: Mac mini
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2014, 07:51:00 AM »
It's odd that when you try to install a printer MacOS knows the type of the printer, but you need to download the driver for it. It's like return to 1980's.

Also I don't like the way you need App Store to update OS or programs that came with it. Why can't it just update the OS like Windows? I mean, like automatic update and that stuff. Not only that, I got a message from Apple that someone had used my Apple ID to accept iPhoto. I guess it was some kind of glitch, but I changed the password. Apple ID sucks as much as Windows Live ID, or even more.