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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Mac mini and gentoo Reply with quote

Hello people,
i'm interested in the new apple computer, the mac mini. And of course, if i buy it i'll install gentoo. What are your opinions or experiences?
I've listen that is very silent. The computer will be used as my workstation. I'm not very gamer, so the graphical performace is not the most important thing. I know that i will have problems with some soft like skype, the flash plugin, ..
And the airport extreme (apple wireless) won't work. There is a project to port the drivers of the card but now they don't have any release http://linux-bcom4301.sf.net.

Any of mac mini's users can help me?

Any comment will be welcomed
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be a good machine because it is so quiet and small....but you can probably get an x86 mchine for cheaper. Or even build one and then you will have total control over sound. Given that you are looking at the Mac mini I assume you have a monitor and keyboard and mouse. Unless you plan on using a mac OS I really see little reason except maybe asetics for getting a mac based PC.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please follow up here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-322849.html

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