Mac Mini Eye for the Linux-Windows Guy
Subject:   Mac mini compatibility
Date:   2005-04-20 16:39:45
From:   sanchonevesgraca
This is a well-written description of your first encounter with Macs. One point that came to my mind is, have you perhaps come to appreciate the effort by Apple into making a Mac that can coexist with other computers? The Cube was nice but the mini is so much more affordable. Just looking at your photos of boxes and setup, it is striking how the smallest and greatest looking box and device is the Mac mini, which is the computer itself. And once you learn a bit of Mac OS X, I am sure you will apreciate that you have a new very powerful operating system and a pleasure to use.
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  • Todd Ogasawara photo Mac mini compatibility
    2005-04-21 02:14:37  Todd Ogasawara | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    sanchonevesgraca: Thank you for the kind words. I was really impressed when I took the white Mac mini box out of its brown shipping box. Apple really paid attention to even the cardboard packaging. In fact, I was even impressed with the curved foam that held the Mac mini. The foam looks like some kind of modern sculpture. I, uh, kept the box and foam packaging :-). Yes, I noticed the interoperability factor. One of the things that I didn't mention in the article is that one of the first things I tried after getting it connected to the wireless LAN was to connect to the Samba share on my Linux server. Happy to say it worked fine.