Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Got to Get Me a Mini

I think Sun and Apple are doing real innovation in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 commercial software and hardware spaces, unlike many of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir competitors. I already own an old Sun Ultra 30, and I plan to buy several Sun Ray thin clients at work. I've been looking for an excuse to get an Apple system of some kind ever since Mac OS X was released. Since I run FreeBSD on my Thinkpad a20p laptop, I don't need anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r desktop or laptop system. I've also vowed to never buy anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r tower form factor PC again. It's eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r small form factor, laptops, or rackmounts from here on. That left buying an Apple Xserve, which was more horsepower than I could justify buying.
Today, Apple released cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Mac mini, pictured at right and in Steve Jobs' hands above. This looks like a great little box. Take a look at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 back side below. Although it only has one built-in Ecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rnet port, those two USB 2.0 ports say "additional NICs" to me, assuming I can get a USB-based NIC to work with OS X.
I don't plan to use this Mac as a desktop. Racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, I'll deploy it on my wire shelving in my lab and access it remotely. I'm wondering if I can boot this baby without a monitor attached. This MacFixIt tip suggests connecting an Apple display adapter to fool cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Mac into booting without a display attached. It looks like Fink provides VNC packages, so I can access cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 whole Mac OS X desktop remotely.

If I buy a Mac mini, I'll report how I use it. Maybe once I finish this new book?

8 comments:

jeraklo said...

I don't know why you would use it as some form of firewall/router /anything-ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r-than-workstation ?
For this purpose, it is better to use some kind of *cheap* i386 based mini-form factor PC such as VIA's Mini-ITX (take a look at www.mini-itx.com, it's unofficial but very interesting site). It is a full-blown PC with size somewhat larger than CD box.
Once a while I bought two of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se ITX PC-s (it was EPIA-800) for $150 (!) each and used cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m as linux based firewalls (Gentoo distro). I beleive FreeBSD could run on it with no problem.

Richard Bejtlich said...

I guess I wasn't clear on why I want this. I like having access to multiple architectures. I have five in my lab already. Adding a PowerPC running Mac OS X makes six.

One Guy Nick said...

A true geek has at least a DEC/Sparc/SGI laying around. I agree here....I would like to add PPC to my list

Joao Barros said...

Since my 3COM NIC on my Dell doesn't support VLANs on Windows (works like a charm on FreeBSD :D ) I use firewire as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r interface, connected to a Windows machine which is bridged to an ecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rnet interface. You could easily do cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same, and firewire beats cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 crap out of USB NICS ;)

Anonymous said...

I apologize for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 off topic comment but I run FreeBSD on my home desktop with Firefox as my browser. When I click on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "Apple" link in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 article which links cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 slightly misspelled "http://http//www.apple.com/hardware/" it sends me to Microsofts website. I cant for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 life of me figure out why...any ideas?

Anonymous said...

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