Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.

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Is it possible to order a new Mac mini with an Nvidia graphics card?

This may be obvious to many , but is it possible to have a current generation Mac Mini with Nvidia graphics card option . I looked into the spec sheet on Apple website which says that it ships with ...
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Connect to MySql over Airport Wireless LAN

I have installed MySql on a Mac Mini that I want to use as a dev database server. I have created a toy database on the server. I have created a wireless network using Airport. I now want to connect to ...
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Viewing pictures on iPad from Mac server gallery-style

I have a Mac Mini server hosting a few folders of photos. I have an iPad on which I would like to view these photos. So far I have not found an elegant way to do so. I'm open to using any combination ...
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After upgrading Mac mini to Mountain Lion, the display is not working

I had my Mac mini connected to a TV using VGA (with the mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter) running fine. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it simply doesn't work anymore. I wasn't using any software ...
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Airport stops working after Snow Leopard combo update

A few months ago, AirPort on my Mac Mini stopped working – I was unable to connect to Wi-Fi devices due to being continually asked for a password and connection timeouts. This seems to have been a ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Mac Mini Video out

I recently aquired a Mac Mini 1.42ghz but I get no video out. It chimes on and everything but nothing on the monitor. optical drive seems t work
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Use different memory capacity RAMs in mac mini

I have a mac mini with 2GB RAM and want to buy another stick (since mac mini only have to memory slots) of 4GB (all other specs are the same), will it cause a problem? Thanks, Matt
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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OS X 10.5 on macmini3,1 model?

To reproduce/debug an issue exclusive to OS X 10.5, i was trying install Leopard on my Mac Mini (model "macmini3,1", came with Snow Leopard). However, when trying to boot from a Leopard install medium ...
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Does installing a second hard drive in my Mac Mini 2011 void my Apple hardware warranty?

I just installed a second hard drive, and I'm wondering if that voids my warranty.
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Can I use iPad/Airport/Mac Mini as a development network?

I am thinking of getting a Mac Mini as an inexpensive development server. I want to install MySql and get up and running quickly. Can I : Use my existing AirPort to create a wireless LAN so that my ...
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Which Mac mini with 3 USB controllers can be recommended for high bandwidth USB traffic?

I'm currently looking for a Mac mini for development. I know the FAQ says no programming, but please bare with me, there's nothing related to code in my question. I will need to connect 3 Kinect ...
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Mac Mini does not startup despite entering the password

When entering the administrator password while starting up the mac mini, the login screen keeps appearing again and again, prompting me for password.
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Stop-sign after boot and “Still waiting for root device”

Need some advice regarding a problem starting up my Mac Mini (mid 2011). The other day I was browsing websites when the machine froze with the spinning beachball. So I was forced to power off/on my ...
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

We are a small team of developers and we would like to buy a Mac mini in order to develop for iOS. We would like to know if it is possible for several users to log in remotely to the Mac mini (using ...
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Most similar Apple TV software for OS X ?

I really love the way latest Apple TV front-row works. Its easy, clean and fast. I've been trying many different Media Center applications for my Mac Mini, but none of them are just like the one Apple ...
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How can I stop my iMac's remote management connection from defaulting to wifi?

I have two Mac computers that I connect to using Screen Sharing and when the Mac Mini's wifi is disabled I get great performance out of it. The problem that occurs is when I enable wifi on the Mac ...
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Any way to put Mac mini to sleep remotely?

I use a Mac mini as a music centre connected to my stereo system (among other things). I control it remotely using apps such as Remote by Apple, Rowmote, and Remoteless (for Spotify), both on my ...
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Is it okay to stack an Airport Extreme on top of a Mac mini?

Is it ok to place an AirPort Extreme base station on top of a Mac mini, or could this cause problems (like overheating or interference) with either device? As depicted, they do fit together pretty ...
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Should I buy Ram memory DDR3 1066MHz for Mac mini (Mid 2011)?

I got a Mac mini last year and now I want to update the ram memory. I was looking for it and I just found this (spanish). The guy is selling what you see on the picture and I'm worried if I get those ...
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Mac mini and VNC remote performance

I'm looking to get a Mac for iOS development, and with about $700 to work with, a Mac mini with upgraded RAM seems like the way to go. My problem is I never work strictly in one place (i.e. the ...
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Media center app and remote control for mac mini?

I can't justify buying an Apple TV while I have an old mac mini around to hook up to my entertainment center. I'm currently controlling it using Air Mouse with my iOS devices, but I'd really like to ...
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How can I remove the bluetooth setup wizard on a headless Mac Mini?

I finally moved my old Mini into the back room on a TV. I use Air Mouse to control it from my iOS devices. However, with no keyboard and mouse connected it seems to bring up the bluetooth setup ...
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iPod touch 4G is stuck and cannot be restarted

My iPod Touch 4G got stuck while syncing with iTunes on a Mac Mini. I canceled the sync using the slider on the iPod but "Canceling sync" remained on the screen. I was able to open some apps, but ...
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Mac-mini audio out

I have a Mac mini (2011) which doesn't produce any sound through the audio out. I've tried with speakers, headphones, etc,... but no sounds to hear. What can be the problem?
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Running a linux Multiseat configuration on Mac Mini hardware

Does Mac mini hardware support multiseat configurations? I don't think os x supports it, but assuming I used ubuntu or fedora, are their any hardware limitations?
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share ...
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How to load windows 7 directly (without Boot camp) in a Mac Mini with intel processor whose Hard disk crashed and so is replaced?

The hard disk of my Mac mini with 2 GHz intel processor and 4 GB RAM crashed and so I have replaced the Hard disk. How to load Windows 7 without loading Boot camp? Windows 7 original DVD is not able ...
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Using existing DVI/VGA monitors with a new Mac Mini

I currently have a PC with dual monitors. This PC is on it's way out and I want to replace it with a new Mac Mini, using my existing peripherals. The current monitors are a 27" Dell (2560x1440) ...
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Which Linux distro best to install on a Mac mini 2011 server?

I own a Mac mini 2011 server which I use as workstation. Currently Mac OS X Lion and Windows 7 Professional are installed in parallel (via Boot Camp). Both are 64-bit operating systems. I'd like to ...
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Shutdown MacMini with hardware button

I have a MacMini (Intel Core Solo with OSX 10.6.8) running as an iTunes Server with an external USB Storage without Keybord/Mouse/Monitor. Starting the MacMini is fairly easy, power on the USB ...
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Using a Mac Mini as a central photo repository

Is it possible to setup a mac mini as a central photo repository and have all the tagging and extra info follow to the other computers on the network? Or would each computer have to access iPhoto on ...
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Mac mini Mac OS 10.6 server migration to new hardware

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.6 Server installed. It has two external drives attached to it. One is for Time Machine and other contains data. I have bought the latest Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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How can I connect a Mac Mini to a VGA monitor?

I have a Mac Mini and want to connect it to my Lenovo L2230 monitor. I've read instructions about connecting a MacBook Air to a VGA monitor but I can't translate it to my situation. At present the ...
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Problem installing Mac OS X Lion on Mac Mini

I am installing Mac OS X Lion on a Mac Mini (c2d, 2GB RAM). The installation goes fine, until it rebooted. After rebooting, it shows the following screen for almost 3 hours. The progress bar does not ...
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Why is the Mac OS volume button grayed out while connected to an external device?

At the moment I have my Mac mini connected to my amplifier through HDMI. The volume button is grayed out so I can only adjust through my amplifier. The problem is the mini is significantly louder ...
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What is the difference between a Mac mini and a Mac mini server?

Apple sells two Mac minis; one is a server edition, the other is a standard Mac mini. What are the differences between the Mac mini and the Mac mini server? I know that the server doesn't have an ...
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'09 mac mini hardware upgrade advice

Hello all I have an early '09 Mac mini 3,1 (Intel Core 2 duo 2GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD) which I need to upgrade soon as it is slowly dying (i.e., runnning an IDE like netbeans while having chrome open ...
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Would the Mac mini or Macbook Air have better sound hardware for speech recognition?

I'm a windows user looking to make the jump across. I have narrowed my choices to Mac mini or Macbook Air. Looking at the tech specs I don't fully understand the sound hardware. I use speech ...
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Upgrade Mac mini's graphic card

I am doing well with my Mac, but I don't want to buy another computer for gaming, then I'm thinking on upgrading it. Searching in the web, I've seen that there is no way to upgrade the Mac mini's ...
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How do I disable secondary display connective via HDMI on Lion/Mini?

I have a late 2011 mini and the HDMI out is set up to go to my receiver and thence to my TV. When the TV is off, I would like it not to extend my desktop to it, but it is. How can I prevent that other ...
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Mac Mini - Installing Windows 7 from external CD/DVD drive - hangs before installation with black screen

Really wanted to get Windows 7 working on my Mac for some Windows-specific applications. Essentially, I followed all instructions after having updated my Mac's EFI Firmware, and have been left with a ...
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SSD behaves strangely, then suddenly fails, but checks show no problems

A few days ago, I've installed an additional SSD (as a main system disk) into my 2011 Mac mini (manual installation using Ifixit's Mac mini Dual Harddrive Kit) that first behaved strangely and today ...
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Mac Mini (summer 2011) and Dell U2711 - How to get the maximum resolution 2560x1440?

I've been using the Mac Mini with Dell U2711 monitor for couple days and only now I've realized what is wrong: The display isn't using its maximum resolution 2560x1440 but the 1080p which the OS ...
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How to select Target mode with only one monitor

I have hooked a new Mac Mini up to my monitor but want to migrate data from my old Mac Mini to the new one but only have one monitor and Migration Assistant requires that I start the old one up in ...
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Logitech webcam C615 & Mac Mini

I have a Logitech webcam C615 that I'm trying to hook up with my Mac mini (2011). This may sound silly, but is there a way I can install the software without having an external CD drive? I had no idea ...
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Why can't I insert a DVD into my Mac Mini?

I'm trying, without success, to insert a DVD inside my Mac mini DVD drive. Let me say that actually the computer is without the upper case and the HD drive has been taken from a Windows laptop (it is ...
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How to better use a Mac mini as a home theater PC with a television set?

I'm running a Mac mini into a television set via HDMI. With the Plex application for Mac, the experience is fantastic. But I've been looking for ways to make the "computer side" more couch friendly. ...
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Mac mini built in speakers do not play all of sound

I've a rather odd issue I've noticed while playing this song on Youtube: When using the built-in speakers I only hear the background singing (a bit hard to describe: sometimes I hear almost nothing, ...