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    HI Guys,

    Before I go spending lots of money, will this work?

    I can get an older Mac Mini (model number MC238) for quite cheap.

    Also looking to get a CNX-P1900 PSU with the Mac Pack.

    I'm guessing it will work with my Liliput touch screen.

    Also, I maybe want to make something like mr2mac has at:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/macc...er-10-6-a.html

    Will this all work?

    The reason I want the Mac Mini is so I can literally dock it in my car, undock it and plug the power and screen straight into it at home and use it there. Easy as that. Currently my CarPC is very difficult to do this with.

    So, will it be as easy as that and will this work?

    I'm looking to buy on Monday so quick responses would be awesome.

    JM
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    As far as I know yes.
    I noticed a few different packs, so be sure to get the right mac pack.

    I have been thinking to switch to mini myself but can't find a reasonably priced core solo even here in Japan. How much is "quite cheap"?

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    Yes, that will work. Make sure the Mini is an Intel model. I have the PPC and Intel model Mini and the PPC won't run Snow Leopard and has gotten quite slow. The Intel is much quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SapporoGuy View Post
    As far as I know yes.
    I noticed a few different packs, so be sure to get the right mac pack.

    I have been thinking to switch to mini myself but can't find a reasonably priced core solo even here in Japan. How much is "quite cheap"?
    Excellent, I was just making sure as I know the switch has changed position etc.

    And 'quite cheap' is 220 =)
    It's from my work and theres a nice deal going for me.
    Car: Ford Focus
    Currently stock setup. Trying to decide on the best setup for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Yes, that will work. Make sure the Mini is an Intel model. I have the PPC and Intel model Mini and the PPC won't run Snow Leopard and has gotten quite slow. The Intel is much quicker.
    This Mac Mini is the lower end of the previous model (before the aluminium one). So that will be fine =)
    Car: Ford Focus
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    Both older generations of the Mac Mini are supported by this Mac Pac.

    That is, this new Mac Pac has the same cable as the old unit, but also includes a small adapter to connect to the newer Mac Mini motherboard power button connector.
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    That's cheap!
    Buy 3 or more if you can!!!

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    I am installing a g4 mac mini with os x 10.3.9. I can't find a torrent that properly installs os 10.5, since that is the highest my computer will run. Im running a 300w inverter to power the computer. I can't find a good front end or nav system. Do i just need to buy the stupid $$60 install disk for os 10.5 or are there workable programs that will run on my 10.3??

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