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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Replacement Mac Mini

The replacement Mac Mini showed up, and it is just so slightly difference from the other machine:
  1. It's much quieter, it doesn't go into "full fan mode" as often as the one that died.
  2. For some reason, Mac OSX seems to be happy to use a little less memory on this guy.
Now that I've had a chance to try boot camp, I'm unhappy with it:
  • There's an annoying bug which refuses to turn off the Mac's internal speakers.
  • Palm Desktop causes the whole thing to crash!
  • It seems to hang intermittenly. (Don't blame this on Windows XP. Lisa's Acer works just fine, as does my office laptop) There's something wierd going on.
However, running on the same hardware, Windows XP is still faster than Mac OS X. Ah well... We'll see if this machine dies in a week like the other one did.

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