Mac add-on for PCs [OT?]
alex at tweedly.net
Thu Jan 13 21:40:53 EST 2005
Dar Scott wrote:
> Those who develop on Windows or Linux, but wish they had room on the
> desk for a Mac for development or testing might be interested in
> knowing that the new Mac Mini ($499) looks like it will fit on top of
> a PC tower. The Apple store sells a tiny kvm switch ($129) that looks
> I'm sure others can think of other neat scenarios for this tiny (2 in
> X 6.5 in X 6.5 in) box.
At $499 (= £266) I could think of a dozen uses. Unfortunately,in the
UK it doesn't cost $499, it costs closer to $650 :-(
Not quite so attractive - but still in range to be a possible new toy.
What do you Mac users think about the min config ? (Specifically, 256M
RAM; I'd never consider a WinXP machine with less than 512M - but I have
no idea whether OSX needs the same, or will function OK at 256M).
Similarly, disk space. How much is taken up by OS etc. before I start
putting stuff on there ? Is the 40G disk reasonable, or will I run out
before I know it ....?
While I'm asking questions .... can I share file systems between Win and
(oops - did I say "toy" ? I meant "new development and test platform")
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