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    Re:What To Get?

    amd? intel

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    [quote author=burntash link=board=3;threadid=10195;start=0#msg92189 date=1107272626]
    amd? intel
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    Ah .... why? Wintel anyone? Although AMD is not above this either ...

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    Thnx for the replies. But after researching, I'm leaning towards getting the AMD64 and maybe later buy a used G3 for around $200 or so.

    I believe I would get more bang for my bucks building the AMD64system.

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    because a p4 will beat the shit out of an amd64?

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    Not price wise... ;D

    Another question. What linux distro works well with sata hard drives?

    Thnx.

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    Re:What To Get?

    [quote author=Saptech link=board=3;threadid=10195;start=0#msg92187 date=1107249281]
    I was reading a review of the Mini Mac and from it it states, for those thinking of buying one.

    Apple should not be allowed to sell any system with OS X with less than 512MB of memory; and you shouldn't buy the mini with less than 512MB of memory. It's as simple as that.
    The complete article is http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2328.

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    For general purpose use you can get by with less than 512 mb of ram. My G3-based iBook has 256mb of ram and works just fine. It's relatively fast, everything runs smoothly, etc. I just think it's a matter of opinion. Of course, if I was going to try DVD authoring I'd want more ram. It just depends on your needs/wants.

    Cheers

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    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=3;threadid=10195;start=0#msg92204 date=1107325424]
    [quote author=Saptech link=board=3;threadid=10195;start=0#msg92187 date=1107249281]
    I was reading a review of the Mini Mac and from it it states, for those thinking of buying one.

    Apple should not be allowed to sell any system with OS X with less than 512MB of memory; and you shouldn't buy the mini with less than 512MB of memory. It's as simple as that.
    The complete article is http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2328.

    [/quote]

    For general purpose use you can get by with less than 512 mb of ram. My G3-based iBook has 256mb of ram and works just fine. It's relatively fast, everything runs smoothly, etc. I just think it's a matter of opinion. Of course, if I was going to try DVD authoring I'd want more ram. It just depends on your needs/wants.

    Cheers
    [/quote]
    Are you using OSX on the G3?

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    I think I'm going to get the Mini Mac and add ram & need some kind of wireless nic to work with my tower's Dlink wireless router.

    Does anybody know which Mac Nic will work with this router? Any suggestions?

    Thnx.

  9. #19

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    I've ordered my Mini Mac with 512mb Ram & one of those wireless Airport Cards.

    Should get it within two weeks, hopefully.


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    [quote author=Saptech link=board=3;threadid=10195;start=0#msg92413 date=1108405399]
    I've ordered my Mini Mac with 512mb Ram & one of those wireless Airport Cards.

    Should get it within two weeks, hopefully.


    [/quote]

    Very cool. Let us know how it works out for you. What distro you thinking about throwing on it? (Debian, YellowDog, Gentoo seem to be the most popular)

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