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  Mac mini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Two models of the Mac mini were released in the US on January 22, 2005 (January 29 worldwide).
The original Mac mini was announced at the same time as the iPod shuffle.
The Mac mini is distinctive in its extremely small size and form factor, and in the fact that the computer comes without a display, keyboard, or mouse.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mac_mini   (1688 words)

 Installing Debian GNU/Linux on the Mac Mini
The advantage of the G4 used in the Mac Mini is that it produces very little heat relative to an x86 processor with comparable computational power, making it ideal for the small space inside the Mac Mini.
The Mac Mini has a fanless external 85W switch-mode power supply, about half the size of the Mac itself (picture here), moving a major source of heat out of the metal chassis.
Mac OS X can drive this LCD fine on the same hardware, so it appears to be a problem with the "radeon" driver in 2.6.10.
www.sowerbutts.com /linux-mac-mini   (2827 words)

 PCWorld.com - First Look: Apple's Mac Mini
And the Mini is a solid little (emphasis on little) machine: If I didn't love my G4 PowerBook so much, I'd be very happy to have a Mac Mini on my desk, and I can't quibble with the price.
Since the Mac Mini has only two USB 2.0 ports--one of which must be used for the keyboard--you'll have exactly one port left for connecting peripherals.
The Mac Mini also played a DVD movie at full screen without a hitch, although you will certainly want a set of speakers or headphones to use with it: The sound through the built-in speaker was way too low on my movie.
www.pcworld.com /reviews/article/0,aid,119387,00.asp   (740 words)

 USATODAY.com - Apple's new $499 Mac Mini a slick little budget computer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mac Minis start at $499, though the total climbs quickly if you boost the memory and supply often-needed accessories — such basics as monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Mac Mini is something of a pioneer in the Apple universe, just as the freshly minted $99 Apple iPod Shuffle digital music player I reviewed last week breaks new ground.
Along with the on-off switch and power jack, the connectors to cyberspace and some accessories are on the back of the Mini case: Ethernet, phone modem, two USB 2.0 ports, FireWire port (typically for connecting to high-speed digital video cameras and other devices) and headphone jack.
www.usatoday.com /tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2005-01-26-baig_x.htm   (1168 words)

 USATODAY.com - Mac Mini might inspire buyers in mass quantities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The release Saturday of Apple's new $499 Mac Mini computer, "is finally the kicker that's going to bring me to the other side," says Williams, 21, a student at Morrisville State College in upstate New York.
Once Apple gets its manufacturing into gear, the launch of the Mac Mini — its first budget computer — is expected to pay big dividends for the company, which has been transformed by success of the iPod.
The Mini is being sold without monitor, keyboard and mouse, under the assumption that most people already have them.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2005-01-21-apple-usat_x.htm   (1147 words)

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That is the supposed reason for the Mac Mini.
The Mac Mini at first reminds of the Micro ATX Whatever PC, except that with Apple, small, like everything else must be beautiful.
Unlike the iMac, the Mac Mini is not user serviceable, unless you are running a Japanese deconstructionist website — pass the metal saw.
arstechnica.com /articles/paedia/hardware/mac-mini.ars   (696 words)

 Amazon.com: Apple Mac mini M9686LL/A (G4 1.25GHz, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD-RW Drive): Computers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For all of the things the Mac mini is, there are some that it is not.
As it now stands my Mac Mini is sitting in a box, disassembled from the technician's initial diagnosis, and I am waiting for him to return from his week vacation to Colorado.
Macs have had a reputation of great reliability and a great stabile operating system.However the mac mini is very limited.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006HU2IM?v=glance   (2772 words)

 Mac Mini Hacks :: Mac Mini Hacks Forum for the Apple Mac Mini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mac Mini service and repair forums to discuss troubleshooting and services the Mac Mini.
Mac Mini for use throughout your home such as home theater, smart homes, security and audio controls.
Mac Mini Connectivity discussion forum to discuss the Mac Minis connectivity aspects from USB, wireless, and Bluetooth.
www.macminihacks.org   (212 words)

 The Apple Store (U.S.) - Mac mini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
All Mac mini models also include an integrated Intel GMA950 graphics processor with 64MB of shared DDR2 SDRAM(1), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, four external USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 400 port, optical digital and analog audio in/out, and built-in mono speaker.
Mac mini now features the revolutionary Intel Core processors, more expansion options, and a new way to command your digital life — all in the same amazingly compact package.
Perfect for all your digital devices, Mac mini is now more expandable than ever, featuring four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as digital optical and analog audio in/out.
store.apple.com /1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?family=Macmini   (467 words)

 Think Secret - Road to Expo: Reborn Mac mini set to take over the living room
The new Mac mini is also said to sport a built-in iPod dock, a feature that was scrapped from the Mac mini Apple first introduced one year ago.
Other hardware specifics are unknown, such as whether the Mac mini will feature video recording out of the box or whether an add-on will be offered for those looking to employ the Mac mini not as a second computer but as their living room command center.
I think a Mac mini would be ideal for the living r...
www.thinksecret.com /news/0511macmini2.html   (502 words)

 Apple - Mac mini
Mac mini comes with iLife ’06, a suite of easy-to-use applications that make the spectacular part of your everyday life.
Mac mini also gives you plenty of room to grow, with more expansion options than previous models.
The Intel Core Duo and a whole new architecture give Mac mini up to four times the horsepower it had previously, accelerating your digital life.
www.apple.com /macmini   (823 words)

 First on TMO - Apple Readying Dual-Core G5 PowerMacs, New G4 PBs & G5 mini, Analyst Claims || The Mac Observer
A mini is "portable" only in the sense that it is small, but you'd also have to lug around a monitor, and it's not battery operated.
furthermore the mini just recently saw an update, and the likelyhood that they have developed a way to minimize the heat issue that plagued the g5 imacs and scale it to the size of a mini is very minimal.
so the g5 on the minis seems very possible along with the rest of the upgrades simply becuase they have to show they are still the best and, plus, they have to convince consumers to buy now a g5 and not wait for a pentium-m.
www.macobserver.com /stockwatch/2005/08/15.1.shtml   (5385 words)

 Apple Mac Mini | The Register
The early testimony is that Mac fanatics are snapping these up to be media servers, cheap Web servers (OS X, with BSD Unix underneath, comes with Apache, Perl and PHP already on board) and, well, just nice things to put on desks.
The Mini's ATI Radeon 9200 video card comes with 32MB of RAM, but unless you were planning to drive a 30in screen, or play the latest shoot-'em-ups, you'll be happy.
Perhaps the neatest trick about the Mini is how it's built down to size, sound and heat targets by using 2.5in laptop drives, running at 4200rpm rather than a desktop's usual 7200.
www.theregister.co.uk /2005/02/09/review_mac_mini   (756 words)

 VentureBlog: Mac Mini -- The New New Internet Computer
I have seen the future and its name is Mac mini.
In that respect the Mac mini is plug and play.
The mini is such a great little box at a surprisingly low price point, it makes me want to buy more of them.
www.ventureblog.com /articles/indiv/2005/001209.html   (758 words)

 Macworld: Editors' Notes: The Mac mini: Comparing Apples and Oranges
Mac fans who’ve been sipping Steve’s Kool-Aid have often claimed that price—in addition to various Microsoft conspiracies—is the only thing keeping the masses from switching to their favorite brand, but take heed.
And then there are the intangibles the Mac mini has in its favor: No viruses; no spyware; easier setup of peripherals; a much smaller, more attractive, and quieter enclosure.
And even though the Mac mini is a stripped down Mac, there are going to be some people who don’t need the extra functionality even the Mac mini has over the cheapest Dell; these people may be satisfied with the even-further-stripped-down Dell for a bit less money.
www.macworld.com /weblogs/editors/2005/01/miniapplesandoranges/index.php   (1678 words)

 Auto Enthusiasts Reved-up for New Mac Mini - Classic Restorations First to Offer Custom Mac Mini Auto Installations
He’s convinced the new Mac Mini could be one of the hottest innovations the car enthusiast market has seen in years.
Although the the Mac Mini mounts in a single-DIN slot in dash, Classic Restorations can customize installation to fit under the seat, in the glove box or any other location in the car.
Drivers can use the customized Mac Mini Auto to log into home networks to transfer flies, such as your favorite music, video and photos, wirelessly from computers and home media devices directly to the car.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/1/prweb197110.htm   (686 words)

 noDRM.com » Blog Archive » Plasma Mounted Mac mini
So, the Mac Mini is getting slightly warmer air from its source, and… 2) By placing the vent of the Mac Mini downwards, you’re playing against physics.
You can easily run the mini from the side of the plama to access the drive, bury it as you did, whatever.
First, I discovered that when I removed the DVI cable from back of the Mini and connected the DVI for the SONY, the Mac Mini would in fact recognize the SONY as a 1920X1080 display and sync to that setting, not retaining the setting from the previous monitor.
www.nodrm.com /index.php?p=104   (2032 words)

 Mac mini - a killer Home Theater PC in the making? | PVRblog
I was also concerned that the Mac mini would not be able to display any images as the screen is so large.
The Mac Mini (with some beautiful UI from the open source community) has the potential to be a great HTPC but not yet.
The Mac Mini will invariably be a G5 with 120+ GB and 512 MB RAM within two years.
www.pvrblog.com /pvr/2005/01/mac_mini_a_kill.html   (7951 words)

 123Macmini.com - A Mac Mini User Community
The original Mini mount and Mini mount Universal are now combined into a single design of the Mini mount 2 (pictured on right).
The Mini mount 2 features curved arms and a wider base to firmly grip your Mac mini no matter what orientation you put it in.
The MiniHitch ($49.95) from CompWave allows you to mount a Mac mini on the back of your monitor, by making use of the 100mm or 75mm spacing VESA pattern mounting holes found on the back of many LCD monitors.
www.123macmini.com   (1979 words)

 mini-itx.com - news - Apple's Mac mini's mini motherboard
The Mac mini measures just 6.5" x 6.5" x 2", and is powered by an even smaller motherboard with a 1.25 or even 1.4Ghz G4 PowerPC CPU, and integrated ATI Radeon 9200 graphics.
Macnews.de got their hands on one incredibly quickly and in possibly the first Mac mini warranty-voiding exercise ripped it open to reveal the innards.
On the reverse of the board is the ATI Radeon GPU, and the Intrepid "Agere" IC, the Mac mini's North/South bridge (also seen on some previous Powerbooks).
www.mini-itx.com /news/13909018   (405 words)

 Macworld: News: MWSF: Apple introduces Mac mini
The Mac mini can be expanded with up to 1GB of PC2700 RAM as well.
The Mac mini also includes iLife '05, Apple's all-new consumer application suite, which includes the latest versions of iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand.
The Mac mini costs $499 for the 1.25GHz model equipped with a 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive and $599 for a 1.42GHz model equipped with an 80GB Ultra ATA drive.
www.macworld.com /news/2005/01/11/macmini/index.php   (617 words)

 SFBags - WaterField Designs - Mac mini Case
The Mac mini SleeveCase is light, compact and provides just the right amount of protection.
Inside is enough room to carry around the Mac mini SleeveCase, power supply and other needed accessories.
The Mac mini Sleevecase is available with an optional 1.5" wide simple shoulder strap which attaches with metal snap-hooks and d-rings.
www.sfbags.com /products/macminicase/macminicase.htm   (410 words)

 Apple Mac mini review by PC Magazine
The Mac mini is priced squarely in the sweet spot for budget PCs: $499 for the entry level (1.25-GHz G4) version without keyboard, mouse, or monitor, and $599 for a slightly faster (1.42-GHz G4) Mac mini with an 80GB (instead of 40GB) hard drive.
The Mac mini we tested ($703) came with a memory upgrade to 512MB, an Airport Extreme (802.11g) wireless networking card, and the Bluetooth upgrade.
The Mac mini does stand out in bundled software, space efficiency, silent operation, and peace of mind (you won't have to be as diligent about keeping spyware and viruses at bay).
www.pcmag.com /article2/0,1759,1753979,00.asp   (1826 words)

 Mac Mini Robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is a description of a mobile robot using an Mac Mini and iSight camera for tele-operation.
The robot is a Pioneer 3-AT made by ActivMedia and the Mac Mini was graciously provided by Apple computer at no charge.
Our group, part of the Artificial Intelligence Research laboratory in Computer Science, was interested in evaluating the Mac Mini because of its small size, built-in wireless and firewire capabilities.
cs.ou.edu /mmr   (336 words)

 TrustedReviews - Apple Mac mini
The Mac mini is a master stroke by Apple — it's essentially a headless iMac, supplied without a monitor, keyboard or mouse, enabling users to get on the Mac ladder for less money than ever before, by reusing their existing peripherals.
The Mac mini is the Apple computer aimed at ‘Switcher Man’.
When it was pointed out that the mini was powered by ATI graphics he declared, “I don’t care.
www.trustedreviews.com /article.aspx?art=1102   (315 words)

 Mac Mini: The Emperor's New Computer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It turns out the Mini uses a weird kind of display connector on the back that requires a special adapter if you want to plug it into a PC monitor.
The mini OS is going to be a significant hurdle for many buyers who are used to Windows or have favorite Windows software packages they need to use.
To see how much industry support the Mac platform has these days, I did a google to see if there were Mac versions of any of my favorite applications; unfortunately I ended up disappointed every time.
www.divisiontwo.com /articles/MacMini2.html   (1392 words)

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