Why Save the Mac Mini

SimPLsol at aol.com SimPLsol at aol.com
Sun Jul 15 18:08:12 EDT 2007


Peter,
No one has said that a Mini is for everyone.
But a Mini is the least expensive way to run OS X on a new computer, 
something that is not at all possible with a PIII. It has the additional advantage for 
people developing on Rev that it will also run Windows and UNIX - so it is a 
nice "test mule".
The Mini makes it possible for people switching to OS X to do so while 
continuing to use their current keyboards, mice, and monitors - a substantial 
savings over buying an iMac.
There are good used computers, both Mac and PC, that are very cost-effective 
for many organizations. Indeed, many of the businesses I work with routinely 
buy "refurbished" Macs from Power Max in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Picture the 
bargains when people start upgrading their current Mini-powered workstations and 
used Minis flood the market.
As the most affordable new modular Mac, the Mini allows businesses which need 
to upgrade regularly, a way to do so twice as often (the first Mini costs 
about the same as an all-in-one iMac, but the upgrade only requires replacing the 
Mini - at about half the cost of a current iMac). Even if a Mini's specs 
trail those of the current iMac, an owner only needs to keep it half as long.
Looking ahead: when PIIIs are no longer available, wouldn't it be nice to 
have lots of "previously owned" Minis sitting on the shelf ready to take their 
place?
Please help make it so:
www.petitiononline.com/macminsa/petition.html
8936 signatures to go!
Paul Looney


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