[OT] "MacMini" 7-8 years later

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 13:52:19 EST 2013


On 03/03/2013 08:39 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
> I had a super-crazy idea once. It remains untested, but imagine a user who
> uses 90% Windows software, and 10% Mac software. If that user has a REAL
> made by Apple Mac, why not install Windows as the primary OS, and confine
> OS X to the relm of virtualization?

I know at least one person who has a MacBook Pro on which they only have 
Windows 7;

why, forbye? because they are both a poser and a sheep:

they can pose that they have a Mac, but they want to conform to peer 
pressure and run Windows.

Needless to say, this is a 17 bubble-brain rather than anyone very 
interested in programming.

> Why? Because Apple says no, as it would
> reduce the performance of their OS, and ruin that 'oh so special'
> experience.

I have what once was a G4 Mac that went 'pop'; so I hollowed the thing 
out and fitted 8 old PATA
hard disks ranging in size from 80 GB to 750 GB salvaged from 'broken' 
computers that were either
given to me or found next to rubbish bins (always carry a screwdriver in 
your pocket) linked via
ATA-to-USB cables to a USB hub that I can plug into whatever computer I 
happen to be using at the time.

That date-box is 'oh so special', but probably violates all sorts of 
EULAs as to what I can do with the
box and power supply of a popped Mac.

> On Mar 3, 2013 1:27 PM, "Roger Eller" <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com> wrote:
>
>> What is the performance like in a VM on old hardware? Wouldn't it be
>> faster if installed directly in a partition?
>> On Mar 3, 2013 1:22 PM, "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 03/03/2013 07:44 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
>>>
>>>> I only suggest that they allow an unsupported fork because 'support' for
>>>> all that crazy PC hardware is the typical answer for why Apple doesn't do
>>>> this.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I don't believe Apple.
>>>
>>> I think the reason they will not allow people to install Mac OS X on
>>> non-Apple computers
>>> is because Apple computers are very expensive, and once they allow people
>>> to install their OS on
>>> other hardware they fear people will stop buying their machines.
>>>
>>> That is exactly why I bought Mac OS 10.6 and run it inside VMware Player
>>> in a second hand DELL Optiplex 745
>>> with 6 Gigs of RAM, which cost me, in total, 300 Euros . . .
>>>
>>> ( 100 for the computer, 100 for another 4 Gigs of RAM, 100 for the
>>> wide-screen monitor )
>>>
>>> . . . and exactly why Apple don't like people like me, because a
>>> bottom-of-the range 21.5 inch iMac costs
>>> about 1,269 Euros.
>>>
>>> I don't expect an support from Apple; which is just as well, as they
>>> won't give me anything except a boot
>>> up the nether regions!
>>>
>>> Richmond.
>>>
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