Separate Forum For Mac Mini Please

lamerica80

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Why are imac and mac mini in the same forum? It makes no sense and is very frustrating for me as a mini user.
 

RKO

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Oct 21, 2008
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This question would have been better posted in the Site and Forum Feedback Forums?
 

steve knight

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if you can't sort through messages this is not the place to hang out. it is not a bid deal to look through them.
 

lamerica80

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So cause the mini forum would be "pretty dead" we need to drench it with threats about imacs, a fundamentally different system with more upgrade options? PLUS, as a mini user i never read imac threads, and vice versa i suppose. That should be reason enough in terms of usability..

How can people be against it? Are you so afraid of change? Mac-people i guess...

This is the internet. Everything is possible. Even having a separate thread for each mac product ;)
 

steve knight

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everyone and their dog wants a group dedicated to what they have or are interested in. but it takes time and money and if the traffic does not justify it it will not happen. why should the mods have to do it because your too lazy to spend the slight extra time it takes to go through the messages?
 

Creative One

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While were at it can I have a forum for my apple remote? Not the new one (although they deserve a forum too) but the old white one? :rolleyes:
 

jav6454

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That really confused me. Is it just me or does that make no (grammatical) sense?
I feel it's missing something too.
Ok here it is, as best as I can say it in my 2nd order language:

The Mac Mini should now be considered for it's own forum. Now, even more considering it got a Server side and hence, much more people will need help in case their Mac Mini decides to throw a fit. True right now there is not much traffic, but it takes time.


That's my take.
 

thegoldenmackid

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Gotcha, I understand English is your second language, it's just I was rather confused. I will never post anything in Spanish on here (I presume that is your primary language given another thread), that would be a disaster.
 

-aggie-

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Ok here it is, as best as I can say it in my 2nd order language:

The Mac Mini should now be considered for it's own forum. Now, even more considering it got a Server side and hence, much more people will need help in case their Mac Mini decides to throw a fit. True right now there is not much traffic, but it takes time.


That's my take.
I think it's the "server side" that is throwing people. What do you mean?
 

thegoldenmackid

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I think it's the "server side" that is throwing people. What do you mean?
I would say that the reference is to the Mac Mini Server. Something like, now that the Mac Mini Server exists and there are numerous uses that a Mac Mini can be specifically tasked to beyond just a standard PC (HPTC, web server, etc...) having a separate forum seems justified.
 

jav6454

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I would say that the reference is to the Mac Mini Server. Something like, now that the Mac Mini Server exists and there are numerous uses that a Mac Mini can be specifically tasked to beyond just a standard PC (HPTC, web server, etc...) having a separate forum seems justified.
Yes this is what I meant. Silly me.

We do have a forum specifically set up for Mac OS X Server. Probably wouldn't hurt to see if that forum can meet the current needs at the moment.
It would make sense, but if the problem were to be software. However, if it requires certain interaction of hardware or special configuration of a small Mac Mini Server farm, that'd be a different story.

I know it's a far fetched idea, but it does hold its merits. After all, the new way (Mac Mini as server) people use the Mac Mini was something not even Apple thought of (hence they caught up).
 

SilentPanda

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It would make sense, but if the problem were to be software. However, if it requires certain interaction of hardware or special configuration of a small Mac Mini Server farm, that'd be a different story.
Can't you install OS X server on any Intel Mac? Hardware wise, isn't the Mini Server the same as a normal mini, just with 2 hard drives and no optical drive?
 

jav6454

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Can't you install OS X server on any Intel Mac? Hardware wise, isn't the Mini Server the same as a normal mini, just with 2 hard drives and no optical drive?
You can, but does it make sense to use it as such? I mean, how many people do you know have a MacBook and are using it as a server? Or for that matter, how many people use their MacBook Airs as servers?

I know you can, but this whole new side of the Mac Mini gives it more credit.
 
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