(If anyone read this when I first put it up, I do apologize, I had not proof read it before posting and it was full of typos)
I think most of you that frequent this area know I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I totally fell in love with it within about day or two and the fact that I can run Windows on it, yet use OS X sort of sealed the deal.
Today my Mac Mini arrived and I am still unsure if I am going to use this at my office or home. I've been reading so much on folks taking these little things (yes I mean little) and making them media centers that connect to their large screen HD TV's. Right now I am still in play mode, but will decide eventually.
For the record I purchased the low end model 2GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive. I ordered it from Amazon, which is one of my favorite online retailers. Along with it, I ordered 4GB of memory and a 320GB 7200 RPM WD Hard Drive. I had been watching videos on how to take the case off because apparently Apple really doesn't want end users going inside that case. YouTube of course had many How To Video's and so I watched several of those since ordering my Mac Mini. Tonight when I got home, I was able to get inside that case within 5 minutes had the RAM and Hard Drive replaced within 15 minutes and finished totally within 20 minutes. Most of those YouTube videos say it takes at least 40 minutes. HA!! hehe. Putty Knife and #0 Phillips are the only tools required.
I already had a monitor, keyboard and mouse, so connecting them to the Mac Mini was as simple as plugging them in. I fired it up, inserted the OS disc and away we went. I had everything back up and running within about an hour. I am now installing my Mac stuff and eventually will likely setup Bootcamp to run some Windows programs when needed.
One thing I will say is the boot time on this little Mac Mini and this could be related to the new update that came out today, it is quick. I could not be more pleased! I may adventure into trying this thing out as a media center initially then go from there. I'll share my experiences as I go along! Anyone else have a Mac Mini?
MM, jef, jon and some of you other scoundrels... You see what you've done?