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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 28, 2013
I just picked up my first Mac Mini ! 20$ I have always wanted to get a Mini and I could not pass on the price. I am new to posting on this website but I have been visiting for a couple of years !
The specs on the Mac mini are 1.42 GHz, 1gb ram, SuperDrive, Bluetooth and AirPort.
I have a couple other power pc's but I dont use them (B&W G3, G4) but I want to start using this mac mini because it can site on my desk and not take up room and looks good next to my iMac...
I already have started looking at downloading more web browsers and updated all the software. Now I am wondering what kind of programs I could get for this mini and what everyone else is doing with there computers? I am a student and do a lot of writing on the computer and math ! and I have a lot of photos and videos so I might be using this computer for some extra storage maybe.
Any Ideas would be great


macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
Congratulations on the Mac! That's a great price!

No suggestions right now, but I'm sure you'll get some response.


macrumors 65816
Nov 2, 2013
Tacoma, Washington
For a web browser, take up TenFourFox for a ride. It's pretty fast, modern, and still gets updates! It is basically a port of the modern Firefox over to the PowerPC platform. Also, try this site. Everything good for PPC here! btw, all credit goes to Macrumors user gavinstubbs09, the creator of the site.
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macrumors 6502
Dec 23, 2013
Near Detroit, MI. USA
$20? Wow, lucky!

TenFourFox for internet, MacTubes for youtube, Perian for QuickTime/VLC, Onyx, AppleJack utility, Transmission, MacTracker, Monolingual, and The Unarchiver come to mind.


macrumors newbie
Feb 15, 2013
Nice bargain, congrats. If I were you I would install MorphOS on one partition. Since there's no CorePlayer around you could still play HD video content on this little Mac.

Regarding Perian/VLC and such, well, been there done that. They are fine when it comes to files up to 480p, anything better gives my PB G4 1.5 Ghz killer workout it won't handle! Jerkiness, full throttle fans.
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