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Posted March 07, 2013 - 05:26 AM

My early 2006 iMac has a bad hardrive, so today is the day I buy a new MacMini. I have been wanting to buy one for a while.

I went to install an update last night and now it refuses to boot up, I am getting the spinning pinwheel of death.I am almost certain it's the HD.

The iMac has a 1.83 Intel Core Duo instead of a Core Duo 2 so it won't run Mountain Lion.

The Mac Mini I plan to buy has a 2.5 Intel Dual Core i5. It should last me a while.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Sorry top hear of the HD issues, Pat. Have fun with the new one!



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Posted March 07, 2013 - 05:59 AM

I have it backup, I have been worried about for a while now, just didn't have the money to upgrade. 6 years is old for a computer, but Macs last longer than PCs.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:02 AM

I think I bought this PC in 2001. Still hanging in there, though!


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:02 AM

 You should be happy with it. I have a mini from 2010. I'm still running snow leopard. No problems in 3 yrs.  My wife has the newer style that does not have an internal fan or dvd drive. If you need a dvd drive you have to purchase a stand alone unit. It is completely silent which was a nice change from her huge PC desktop that had multiple fans roaring away.


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:51 AM

I had already planned to buy a SuperDrive anyway. I'll have to take my iMac into the shop anyway, the cd with all the DB manuals is in the drive and I can't eject it.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:52 AM

I'm also going to get a new iPad 4 this week,as well. It's on it's way, just hasn't arrived yet.

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Good luck with the mini, I am still running my TRS-80 Tandy with the cassette drive!LOL
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Good luck with the mini, I am still running my TRS-80 Tandy with the cassette drive!LOL


You probably have to write our own software for it to. LOL

I really like Apple products, I hate Windows and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 07:57 AM

You probably have to write our own software for it to. LOL

I really like Apple products, I hate Windows and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I know nothing but dos.....ok I do not know nothing. Apple has a great product.
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:36 AM

Brings a smile to my face to read this post..

The first real computer that I had contact with was an Apple II. Can't remember for sure but I think it was the + model !!



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Posted March 07, 2013 - 08:51 AM

You Mac people. 

 

Do I have anything against Apple?  Nope.  Why do I say what I say, then? 

 

Because I'm too blooming ignorant to use anything but what I'm used to.  Somebody dragged me kicking and screaming onto Windows XP from 95.  I'm using Office 2003, only after my Corel WordPerfect went down.

 

I can't try a Mac just because I...I... would have to relearn everything.  I said it.  I'm afraid!

 

I say what I say because I am stuck in the time period of my tractors: 1950's. 

 

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Posted March 07, 2013 - 09:45 AM

You Mac people. 
 
Do I have anything against Apple?  Nope.  Why do I say what I say, then? 
 
Because I'm too blooming ignorant to use anything but what I'm used to.  Somebody dragged me kicking and screaming onto Windows XP from 95.  I'm using Office 2003, only after my Corel WordPerfect went down.
 
I can't try a Mac just because I...I... would have to relearn everything.  I said it.  I'm afraid!
 
I say what I say because I am stuck in the time period of my tractors: 1950's. 
 
Ben W.



Mac is actually easier to use. There is always a learning curve with every upgrade even in Windows.
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Posted March 07, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Mac is actually easier to use. There is always a learning curve with every upgrade even in Windows.

That's why I don't upgrade.

 

Ben W.



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Posted March 07, 2013 - 11:35 AM

I'm in the same boat as Ben.

 

 

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