So, I need some advice on purchasing a mac mini and was wondering if what I need to do can even be done on this device. I wanted to use the mac mini as a media center connected to my tv, but also have it act as a server or back up of my work files from my main computer. Here is my situation: I own a 17" MBP which I do all of my work on. I work in the Graphic Design field and have tons of files I am working on everyday. These files need to be backed up on a regular basis. As I am saving them on my primary work computer (17" MBP), I would prefer that they be saved on a server type computer (mac mini) also. Now this is the first thing I am trying to figure out. Can a standard mac mini be set up to do this? Do I need a mac mini with the snow leopard server option? I don't care about a dvd drive since most of my media will be coming from digital files anyhow. This leads me to my next question... If I do need snow leopard server to do my work related tasks, Can snow leopard server function as a media center with ilife, etc.? Will I be able to use it as a standard computer, like download programs to it. Things like VLC, Perian, Quicktime. Will those work on there. Will I be able to put ilife on it if I chose to do that? Does snow leopard server work the same as snow leopard with server abilities? I don't know anything about servers and trying to do what I am explaining above. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!