Thread: Looking @ a mini, few questions.
06-07-2005, 02:51 PM #1JamminGuestLooking @ a mini, few questions.
Im new to these forums.
Im looking to buying a mac - min within the next few weeks and have a few questions. Im currently running XP and Slackware on my box and laptop, respectivly so have some UNIX based experience. Right:
1)I have read the 1.25 GHz mini's ship with a 5,400 rpm hdd and the 1.42 GHz one with a 4,500. Some places say this, some dont. What is the truth??
2)Does X-Code have a perl highlighter (included or module) ?
3)Are all the development tools in tiger included in just bought, brand spanking install? or does one have to re-install tiger with development tools?
06-07-2005, 03:15 PM #2
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The development tools don't come on the system but you can get them from Apple for free, it doesn't require re-installing the OS to install them.
Everything I have heard says 1.25ghz came with a 5400rpm drive while the 1.42 came with a 4200rpm drive.
06-08-2005, 01:46 PM #3Ex_PC_PukeGuest
Ummmm - I thought I saw somewhere in a Mini review (MacWorld - MacAddict) that the 1.45 also came with a 5400rpm - but can't find it handy
My 1.4Ghz mini w 512MB is very snappy - no issues here
06-08-2005, 02:26 PM #4
Originally Posted by Jammin
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2) What do you mean by highlighter? Are you referring to a Perl aware editor? If so and XCode isn't Perl aware you can use eMacs
3) The Developer tools are copied onto the machine as part of the install process but you then have to actually install them if you want to use them (i.e all you get is an installer package initially).
06-08-2005, 10:30 PM #5JamminGuest
Thanks for the replies guys.
Strange that the 40gB is 5,400 and the 80gB is 4,500. Im not too woried about it, especially for the price of the mini.
Im 100% a mac virgin, and did not even think about emacs. Yes I did mean a perl aware editor, im a n00b(ish) programmer hence my poor terminology.
Thanks again. Looks like it is the 1.42, 80gB with 512 RAM for me. Cant wait.
06-09-2005, 01:10 PM #6djmitchGuestOriginally Posted by Jammin
It's quite expensive if its Apple RAM (although there was a recent price drop), but you don't void the warranty. If you can install it yourself (much cheaper), apparently you won't void the warrantly unless you break something in the process! Just some thoughts.
06-09-2005, 06:43 PM #7Originally Posted by djmitch
I'm going with the 1.2GHz...
I guess it make sense to go with 1GB, why waste time/money later. The downside is my AEM V2 for my RSX will have to wait
06-09-2005, 09:56 PM #8KokopelliGuest
I would go with the 256MB and upgrade the memory yourself, it will save you a significant amount of money.
SubEthaEdit is Perl aware by the way and free for non-commercial use.
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