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Mac Mini experiment

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I have been using Mac OS X for the past 24 hours (along with my PC, of course). The transition, if you can call it that, has been smoother than I thought. I haven’t used a Mac in the past couple of years for more than a few minutes, which means last time I worked using one for a prolonged period of time was probably on an ancient version of the OS, perhaps version 8 or 9… so far I’m impressed with the capabilities of Tiger.

I’m trying to move most of my important files to the Mac Mini’s HD, in case I ever need to work on the site from it, that way I will also be able to learn the OS doing something useful. First thing I may try to accomplish is putting up a new newsletter here although I’m still trying to learn my ways using the new platform given that I will have to replace some programs I use in Windows and are not available for Mac.

Oh, and believe me, you want to buy any new Mac with at least 512mb of RAM. That’s what I’m using and although the system feels ok for the most part, I do notice some slowdowns when multitasking, probably more so than in XP with the same amount of memory.

Written by Julio Franco

May 28th, 2005 at 2:12 am

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  1. It’s true – Mac OSX uses tons more resources than Windows XP. But OSX is also ever-evolving, where XP hasn’t changed much over the past 4 years.

    1GB or not at all, I say!

    Rick Burgess

    28 May 05 at 8:04 pm

  2. If I find good use for this Mac I will probably expand its memory. If it wouldn’t be for Mini’s low price tag (compared to the rest of Macs at least) I probably wouldn’t have given it a try at all.


    28 May 05 at 8:18 pm

  3. ur right windows is better a multi-tasking then mac but aso theres a diff in the clock speed:mac low windows high:p but if they switch to intel thenit will be a better to compare…:a


    29 May 05 at 3:05 am

  4. Reminder “Mac is far better than PC”

    You should take a little flight through the FileSystem of the UNIX stuff on your Mac. You need a little knowledge of course.. ( so you can use the Terminal window correctly )


    30 May 05 at 5:15 pm

  5. i am a imac g5 user and i have seen alot of the new tiger systems if u look at the smoothness of the video and how much better the vision on it is as well all so that ur runing not just the apps u see but the on all ones u can see this by going application/utilities and open activity monitor u will see theres more then xp running and keeping the system safe and how many virus do u get on pc compaired to mac and macs need lower speed as the other half of the power is going to speeding up the system makeing it more powerfull and run better then a pc at one point my xp pc was dieing runing the same things my ibook g3 was running and my ibook g3 was running smoother as well


    30 Jun 05 at 5:35 pm

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