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    I have never given a Mac a chance (well, since grade school anyway!) and probably wont in the near future, but it is awesome to see that the Mac community is growing. That new mini is AWESOME! If I was going to be in the market, that would be on top of my list
    i used to be the same way, the last time I had used one was os8 or 9 and it was to do video editing, but it sucked to me then.... but i was able to mess with osX when my developer started the imeedia project and I am switched for sure.... osX in my opinion is better than windows by far... you should try it, and see for yourself.... i bet you switch... my son has all his friends wanting one now since they have seen our Mac Mini, its pretty funny to hear a 14yr old kid come in and say "dude, im getting a mac! that is the bomb!"

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    LOL! Yea I'm with you on the OS8 and 9 stuff HybridMike. I couldn't really stand it to be honest, OSX is amazing and I really wish I was using a MAC now instead of a PC. Thank god for the Mac Mini so I can actually have a stable operating system in my truck.

    Obviously my only concern is software but I like vr4's idea about putting the mini-ITX in the car and doing a remote desktop type application. Would require quite a bit more power but with the MM already on the low consumption level it actually wouldn't be that bad. Now if only I can find a place to put it...
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    Why is everyone stuck on this whole mac mobo being so small? ITS ABOUT THE COST OF THE MAC MINI!? YES!?

    I said it before Ill say it again, the mac mini is a boon because of its cost, not the size. You can shoehorn even an OLD 386 mobo and some huge slot cards into a box that fits in yer car. Just cuz the Mini is MINI dont make it the ideal mac for carputers, its just the only choice when you think of costs...

    Any G4 motherboard, functioning with a CPU, would cost $400+ on ebay and be only 500Mhz maybe. So many of the G4 towers (until recently) were HUGE turbine fans, ie needed cooling bad. not good for carputer.

    To me its the cost that puts the Mini on a pedestal. NOT THE FRIGGIN SIZE!
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    To all that are retarded enough to buy memory from Apple:

    You realize you will be paying roughly $200 more per stick than the stick actually costs? You are better off just getting the base model and the airport/bluetooth module. Dont waste money on a bigger hard drive, because its gonna be silly to have that many Mp3s to sort through while driving, actually its plain stupid. But of all things, don't waste your cash on extra memory from Apple. Its like prision rape.

    And yes I am an avid Mac fan, I just am not a fan of rape
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    Quote Originally Posted by pplante
    And yes I am an avid Mac fan, I just am not a fan of rape
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    HAHA! Well put my friend, well put. I have been looking around myself for Mac Memory and haven't been able to find anything that's a half way decent price. Perhaps you could link me to a site that does have cheap Mac memory?

    Also I plan on doing what you said exactly, get the MM with it stripped and the Bluetooth/WIFI module and that's it. Then add more later as the situation requires. I plan on going with an External HDD at some point anyway for easier data transfer of large files (I have 7500+ MP3s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimey
    Perhaps you could link me to a site that does have cheap Mac memory?
    Looks like any decent DDR 2700 CL=2.5 Non-EEC Unbuffered should work.

    Take a look at Crucial:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/listpar...z%29&submit=Go
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    Okay well Memory upgrade from 256 to 512 on the 1.25GHz MM is only 67 dollars since I get an educational discount which is cheaper then your link. I think you must have missed that I get educational discount so my pricing will be slightly less the then standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimey
    Okay well Memory upgrade from 256 to 512 on the 1.25GHz MM is only 67 dollars since I get an educational discount which is cheaper then your link. I think you must have missed that I get educational discount so my pricing will be slightly less the then standard.
    My route is probably not worth the hassle to end up with an extra stick of 256MB ram. I don't know much about macs and about the only thing I"ve heard is how ridiculously expensive Apple prices their ram when it can be purchased elsewhere for much less.
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    RAMJET.com has cheep memory (comparably) and also so does
    http://memorytogo.com/ and
    http://www.transintl.com/store/categ...estTimeOut=500

    I bought 2 gigs (2 1gb stix) for my G5 for I think $400...

    Apple has always charged more for ram then they need to cuz morons (not us) always build to order on the online store forms. INSTEAD of buying barebones and going aftermarket on the parts. I mean cmon apple charges like $50-100 more for extra or larger HDs when you can buy your own off ebay or bestbuy for 50%. Apple is in the business of making money anyway they can, and this is one of em. Give customers NOT ENOUGH RAM (256? in OSX? yer dreaming if u want realtime action) and theyll spend another $200 on more.
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