First days with a new Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by pblive, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. pblive macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2011
    Despite the fact that I shouldn't be spending money I don't have, I'd wanted a Mac for a long time, since working with them at Uni and, prior to that, at various workplaces including a stint on Work Experience at Your Sinclair.

    Having owned PCs from an almost steam powered 8086 through to the last Dual Core 2 machine I have (and the last PC I may ever own), it was a big move to go back to Mac OS and learn it all over again.

    But a refurbished Mac Mini (2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) at £510 was a bargain and I had to have it, especially as it now means I can review Mac App Store games on my website.

    The Mac Mini delivery was incredibly quick. Arriving on Tuesday morning after ordering late on Sunday, I barely had time to clean the study ready for the new machine.

    Setting up was easy, plug in and go. Mac OSX greated me with a light and sound show. Ok, it was a slightly tinny sound as I hadn't set the sound to come out of the TV.

    Moving across iTunes was far harder. Reformatting one 1TB Hard Drive to be used on the Mac then copying across 200GB of data from an NTFS drive to the new one. Some fiddling around later, much hunting for Artwork on albums, one iPhone synced to the new iTunes and I still have to sync my iPod Touch, losing all the game saves in the process. (it's ok, I really want to go through and 3 star EVERY SINGLE Angry Birds level all over again. Grrrr).

    Now the learning curve begins.
  2. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    Someone posted this link in another thread:

    Now everytime someone makes a comment like OP I think about it and chuckle.
  3. kilowattradio macrumors regular


    May 11, 2009
  4. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Congrats on the jump. Like you, my first computer was an IBM 8088. Been into computers since. Jumped back and forth over the years. Jumped back when OS X hit v3. After selling my Mac pro's, I bought a 2010 mini. Limited but still useful. Don't think you will have to much of a learning curve. Have fun.

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