Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 15th Jun 2010 10:03 UTC
Apple Apple have updated the Mac Mini. It now sports an aluminium (no, I am not going to spell it "aluminum") enclosure, an HDMI port, an internal PSU (no power-brick!) and oddly, an SD card slot in the back. There's also an access hole on the bottom to change the RAM easily.
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Too freaking expensive
by MacMan on Tue 15th Jun 2010 15:42 UTC
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

Its nice, but way too expensive for an entry level machine.

I'm getting more and more annoyed with Apple as of late. Its starting to like like OSX is being relegated to a developer platform for the iOS junk.

I love OSX, IMO, it is FAR AND AWAY the best desktop unix ever made. (I have using and developing on Linux since 1995, and using Sun OS since about 1987, so I certainly have some experience to make this claim).

I just wish they would let OSX run legally on non Apple hardware, or at least make some hardware that the same order of magnitude price/performance ratio as say Dell. Given how awesome OSX is, even a cost of 1 - 2 times more then a comparable Dell would be tolerable, but this thing is what like 4 - 5 times more then a Dell of the same specs.

I've been using OSX since the NeXTSTEP days (Had a NeXT Station at University, and bought myself a copy of OpenSTEP), but these ridiculous price increases, lack of hardware updates will push even people like me away to Linux full time.

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RE: Too freaking expensive
by tyrione on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:15 in reply to "Too freaking expensive"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Its nice, but way too expensive for an entry level machine.

I'm getting more and more annoyed with Apple as of late. Its starting to like like OSX is being relegated to a developer platform for the iOS junk.

I love OSX, IMO, it is FAR AND AWAY the best desktop unix ever made. (I have using and developing on Linux since 1995, and using Sun OS since about 1987, so I certainly have some experience to make this claim).

I just wish they would let OSX run legally on non Apple hardware, or at least make some hardware that the same order of magnitude price/performance ratio as say Dell. Given how awesome OSX is, even a cost of 1 - 2 times more then a comparable Dell would be tolerable, but this thing is what like 4 - 5 times more then a Dell of the same specs.

I've been using OSX since the NeXTSTEP days (Had a NeXT Station at University, and bought myself a copy of OpenSTEP), but these ridiculous price increases, lack of hardware updates will push even people like me away to Linux full time.


The copy of NeXTStep/Openstep was $299 university pricing.

Commercially it was $799 User/ $4,999 Developer.

Add in WOF when it was 3.1 and it was $2500 entry/$50,000 Enterprise.

Your NeXTStation was > $10,000 when it came out.

And you're whining about $699?

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RE[2]: Too freaking expensive
by tylerdurden on Tue 15th Jun 2010 22:32 in reply to "RE: Too freaking expensive"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

LOL, I was thinking the same exact thing.

I doubt Apple is losing much sleep for not going the extra mile to cater to that "untapped" market of people with very limited purchasing power who are not interested in buying apple products.

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