Just got my Mac Mini :D

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Winter Charm, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    It's been 15 minutes and i just set it up. Im surprised at how ridiculously easy it was. 15 minutes, and i'm never going back to the windows abomination. :D
     
  2. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Enjoy it mate, the Mini's are fantastic little machines.
     
  3. SmellyTofu macrumors member

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    Ditto. I got mine 2 days ago. It was so much easier to setup and hook up online. All I need to work out is how to use the OS.
     
  4. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    It will take no time to learn it. Welcome to the Mac world.
     
  5. rupertmac macrumors newbie

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    Congratulations on your new machine!!!!!!!

    I was waiting for the new Macbook pro´s to get updated, the long wait made me realize that my current computer (an aging iBook) was used basically as a desktop. I'm currently using the iBook as a netbook.
    So I decided to purchase the mini with another display I'm using two now, boy what a wonderful machine and setup :D


    Rupert
     
  6. Dizzler macrumors regular

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    This is exactly what I did three days ago. I got tired of waiting for the MBP revs and remembered that I had this fantastic older cinema display sitting around. What was I thinking? The Mini with the cinema display is a beauty. Glad I took the plunge.
     
  7. Jasonscott71 macrumors member

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    Gotta love the MacMini

    Congratulations on your purchase.

    Please congratulate me on mine. :D

    I just got the 2.53 MacMini (figured the extra $200 was worth it for more drive space and RAM), and it's my 3rd Mac.

    Never thought I'd want it instead of the iMac, but I'm in semi-travel mode these days, and will will continue to be for the next few years, so I just can't carry around anything with a monitor. I've had an MBP for 2 years and wanted a 2nd machine, so the mini inexpensively fits the bill and can travel with me, so I can now have 2 machines anywhere I go (monitors are cheap). And a MacMini without a monitor is about half of the cost of a 2nd MBP with the same stats. I'm so glad to have this option!:)
     
  8. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    Congrats!

    I'm in the same boat. I just picked up my first Mac, a base model 2.26GHz Mini, on Tuesday. I'm just starting to get things setup- which is much fun. I also picked up a new wireless KB and Magic Mouse- to add to the experience.

    Lots to learn...

    Being an old Unix guy, I love the ability to run some of the old Unix commands in the Terminal window.
     
  9. voyager03 macrumors member

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    I know just how you feel - I got a 2.53 mini a couple of weeks ago from the Refurbished store to replace an aged old PC. I wanted a low power consumption box and had a monitor that is perfectly good and was thinking that if I didn't like it I'd just sell it on and get some new PC instead.

    That won't be happening. :)
     
  10. Winter Charm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

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    Oh yes, lol. Once you go mac, you never go back. and their keyboard (the apple keyboard) is so fun to type on.

    Also, time machine was extremely simple to set up, and i used my iPod to transfer all my music to my mac :) - as well as the address book stuff and whatnot. :D
     
  11. ledzeppelin macrumors member

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    Congrats!!
    I have been waiting to make my First Mac purchase .
    I was going to get a new iMac but I waited for issues to be worked out and then I have thought I should get a Mac Mini because I do not think I like the small text and font on the high resolution panels the 27 inch has.
    I was thinking of getting the 24 inch Apple monitor to go with the Mac Mini.
    Oh I am not sure. The next software release of SL might have a way to solve my hang up.
    I wish the Mac Mini's were a little more robust. Anyway I don't know which way I will go but if I keep waiting my wife will spend the money set aside to get my new Apple system...<Grins>
    Led
     
  12. yamawho macrumors newbie

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    Never say never ...

    I have two Mac's but regularly need to use my windows systems for other tasks. No point in dishing out all kinds of cash to get apps I already own on windows ...
     
  13. Seychelles macrumors member

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    True, too much stuff out there that is either Windows only or just plain better on Windows.
     
  14. devianter macrumors member

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    Like what ? For me that's only Autocad ,which runs perfectly on vmware fusion win xp :)
    Just curious what do u guys need windows for ?
     
  15. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Mac Minis are nice. I am thinking about one to hook to my 52" LCD. I would have to get the HDMI adapter then.

    A buddy of mine uses one for boxee and other various needs and it looks sweet.
     
  17. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah thats Mac OSX for ya! It took me 10 mins to create an account, get on the internet and import all my bookmarks on my MBP:D I don't remember it being this easy when I got my iBook, iMacG3, and White iMac. They must have been working on it:rolleyes:
     
  18. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I love MobileMe for all of this. Anytime I setup a new Mac under my account I don't have to worry about all my personal data and settings. It just makes it too easy and I am glad I don't have to worry about all the messing around to get it all setup the way I want it. I use my iCal a lot and this is a life saver!
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I've been thinking about Mobile Me, but I only use one Mac, and thats my MacBook Pro... I gave my White iMac to my Mum, and my old 2008 MacBook to my sister... So I guess there's no point for me:rolleyes:
     
  20. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Well I have the 2 iMacs and then my iPhone. So between all that it is a godsend! I couldn't live without it. It's nice that my iCal all syncs over the air with my phone. I track all my bills and task through it so much and don't always want to sync it back with my Macs.

    I can't wait for Cha-Ching to offer over the air syncing. I seen that 1Password is going to come out with over the air syncing soon.
     
  21. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

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    How do you like the Magic Mouse? Some people complain that it's uncomfortable - do you agree? What about the connection with both the mouse and the keyboard - is the bluetooth working flawless as you'd expect with Apple? ;)
     
  22. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    In my view, they really add to the 'Mac Experience' I'm setup to use either my PC KB/Mouse via a KVM switch but most often use the Apple KB/Mouse.

    My Mini is on the floor next to my desk- prob about 5-6 feet away from the devices. I've never had a problem with the signal dropping- seems to work great.

    I really like the mouse. The built in touch functionality is pretty cool. I downloaded an add-on program many have suggested (don't recall the name right now) that is suppose to give it addl capability. I don't find it uncomfortable at all.

    Re: the keyboard, my only complaint is the lack of a numeric key pad (which I obviously knew when buying it). The size is great as it having the apple specific keys. The function keys are all pre-mapped so simple things like mute/vol up&down is very easy.

    Both have a very solid feel to them.
     
  23. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I don't use any Windows based computer o software in my house since 2006 (last Windows notebook sold) and I don't miss any
     
  24. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Two things: Remote server administration (I'm in the healthcare IT profession) and Cakewalk SONAR music production. Both work fine in XP via Bootcamp, though.
     

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