Hi all, haven't visited MacRumors in a while, and I just saw the thread "So, No Mini" headline and screamed. Okay, it was a very disappointed muffled shriek. I still feel queasy. As it happens, I've recently been looking at the Apple Store website, B&H, etc. at Mac Minis for my parents. I had lent them my Core2duo Mini, vintage 2007-9? since last year, to use as a HTPC so my mom can stream a Dutch/Belgian TV station. Well, that has sputtered out, & even YouTube isn't functioning as well as it did back in January. The Mini is stuck on Lion, OS X 10.7~ & can't be updated unless I hack it. I think. The website will load the stream but then freeze & pixellate the video. The sound continues. My mom is as suspicious of computers as a basilisk but she has at last, amazingly, developed a fondness for this Mini and would rather buy a new Mini replacement than get an iPad & flip it onto the TV using the also old Apple TV2. Any suggestions? Should I try to hack my old Intel Core2Duo Mac Mini to Mavericks? (Have never done that before but I have opened this Mini's guts twice to upgrade the HDD, RAM, & repair the wifi antenna.) Any advantage in attempting to persuade my mom to use an iPad & Apple TV to live stream for ~5 hours a day, day in, day out? Use another brand of computer for HTPC? Which? (My parents are annoyingly useless around computers so I have to do support. I've also forgotten anything I ever knew about Windows.) Mac Mini Mid-2007 2 GHz Intel Core2Duo 4 GB RAM Graphics- Intel GMA 950 64GB OS X 10.7.5 Lion Optional rant: Feeling pretty pissed off at Apple because it seems like they have nothing but contempt for their customers these days. One can feel it in their stores, at other chains, it oozes from their store web-site as well. This is the third time I've shopped with a friend or family seeking Mac computers/iPhone/iPads in the past 1-1/2 year and it's been a frustrating experience each time. One friend is still angry as hell at Apple & me, even though/or because she bought an iPhone anyway, but no laptop. Apple used to be a great experience.