That guy's right on the money, he just doesn't realize it.TonyBriggs said:Window-based PCs are still a lot cheaper and, let's face it, they already know how Windows works. Who wants to learn a new operating system?
He thinks that most Windows users are probably pretty satisfied with an insecure OS that is ripe for malware? Each and every minute there are more and more Windows users who are being completely dissatisfied by having to deal with all the crap.So who should buy a Mac Mini? The target audience -- the 97 percent of the world that still uses Windows -- is a long shot. Most of them are probably pretty satisfied with what they have and therefore have no compelling reason to switch.
How much RAM does the Best Buy Special or Walmart PC come with? Is 256 MB enough to run Windows XP?jydesign said:I have to admit, the memory complaints seem spot on. You really can't do much without the 512MB RAM imho. If Apple would just change that, then they would only have to contend with the noise about no montior, keyboard etc. but could stand firm behind the price being considered low. Macs just can't do all the demanding iLife mult-app stuff w. 256 (keep in mind that's 256 working in tandem with a G4), be honest with yourselves. Any of you out there who are Mac-headed enough to be reading this thread really have a primary machine that only has 256MB or RAM?
RAM is the first thing I'd recommend any Mac owner adding if they have budget to spare.jydesign said:I have to admit, the memory complaints seem spot on. You really can't do much without the 512MB RAM imho.
dlfitch said:http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/Opinion/Columnists/DrDOS/03BusinessTALK091204.htm for more quality journalism (pretty much the same article with 'iMac' substituted for 'Mac Mini').
And here's some examples of what 'using a computer' means to good old Tony Briggs:
But this is the best part of all: His picture.
Look at those teeth!! I guess the paper is printed in B&W so they couldn't justify 5 minutes in photoshop to remove the yellow slime...
256 is enough for xp home... at least the PC of my small brother works good enoughdejo said:How much RAM does the Best Buy Special or Walmart PC come with? Is 256 MB enough to run Windows XP?
Yes, a Mac can do all the demanding iLife stuff w/ 256, just not as quickly. I'm sure the same can be said of Windows running similar apps with similar RAM. It's not like the Mac mini is going to spontaneously explode or shut down for good if it doesn't have at least 512.