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No, it's wishlist stuff. It's "I would buy a computer from Apple if it had this...." I'm sure most people in COLA would like the mini more if it was normal tower sized, with...
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You don't make much sense. I didn't say the only way to give the Mac mini more internal expansion would be...
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deletia "Solaris" is not a shell. If you think it is then it is you that has demonstrated...
This is yet another take on a theme we've seen repeatedly since the Mac mini was announced. Everyone seems to be talking the release of the mini as an opportunity to spell out exactly they want from Apple, in the guise of describing what the mini should have been. We've seen requests for large amounts of internal expansion, support for Apple's 30" display (which costs 6 times as much as the mini), high-end video cards, hardware MPEG-2 encoding, and just about everything else. We've even seen people say that instead of shipping a $499 computer with a G4, Apple should have shipped a $999 computer with a G5.
Let's be honest here. None of this has anything to do with the Mac mini whatsoever. These are just peoples' wish lists. If Apple did release most of the computers people have described, they wouldn't serve the same market as the mini, and so the need for the mini would still be present.
The mini is not supposed to be blazingly fast, or hugely expandable. It's not aimed at power users or hobbyists who have the case open every other day. It's not aimed at People Pictures who play cutting-edge 3D games. The mini is a small, inexpensive, unobtrusive computer aimed at the Consumer Debt market. The primary purpose of the mini is to make Apple's Consumer Debt software bundle (OS X, iCal, Safari, iLife, etc.) available at a lower price point. It does that very well.
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