We've had the Mac mini at the PC Doc HQ for nearly a week now and while the system isn't fully integrated into the ecosystem, it's not been left to gather dust either. So, with a week under my belt, I thought I'd pass on my initial thoughts about Apple's smallest member of the Mac family.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
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A year ago I posted a poll asking how many of you were planning to increase the number of Linux systems you run. Nearly twelve and a half thousand of you responded and 50% of you said that you were indeed planning on increasing the number of Linux systems you run. Well, didja stick to your word? Didja really stick it to the man?
The Windows Vista Team blog has an interesting post by Steve Ball, Senior Program Manager for Sound in Windows Vista, on why sound in Windows sometimes glitches. I'm still left with one question though - Why is Vista so badly affected by glitching while Mac OS X and Linux distros aren't?
I'm a sucker for in-car gadgets, so when I got the opportunity to get some hands on time with a new TomTom ONE 3rd Edition, I snapped up the chance.
A few weeks ago I wondered (out loud) about how Leopard would be received by the masses. Like Vista is long awaited, like Vista the launch was delayed, and like Vista, I got the impression that Apple rushed a bit to get it out of the door because the Mac fanboys were getting restless. Leopard debuted to some really glowing reviews written by some of Apple's biggest and most widely read fanboys, but now that the OS is in the hands the people that really matter, the feedback is far from glowing.
OK, a little bit for fun for Halloween. Which is the scariest company - Apple or Microsoft?
Has the Blu-ray BD+ copy protection mechanism been defeated? SlySoft claims that it has.
Yesterday I took a look at how to set up and create the first backup using Apple's new Time Machine utility. I found the process to be swift, efficient and enjoyable. However, there's more to the backup process than setting up the software and making the first few backup - you need to be able to retrieve your files from the backup when you need them. Today I'm going to look at how to do this using Time Machine.
Over the past few days I've had quite a bit of hands on time with Apple's latest OS - Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." Rather than rush out a review of the OS I've decided to take my time and take a look at individual aspects of the OS. I'm going to begin with the feature that I'm most interested in - Time Machine.
Last night I took a trip to my nearest Apple store (a five hour round trip) and came home with a new Mac mini. This Mac mini came pre-installed with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, but in the box with the Mac was an OS X 10.5 Leopard CPU drop-in DVD disc. This gave me the perfect opportunity to experience the Leopard upgrade process!