Questions about the Mac Mini, a small form factor desktop computer manufactured by Apple Inc.

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Using Laptop Screen as a monitor

I am planning to buy a Mac Mini. I have a Windows laptop and wanted to get a Mac. But my job requires me to move every 3-4 months, so don't want to get a monitor that I will have to carry around all ...
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How do I install OSX Lion on Core Solo Mac Mini?

I have a core solo Mac mini that was being used as an HTPC up until now. It's the only Mac I have, so I thought I might try to salvage it to do some iOS development. For that I wanted to upgrade to ...
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Mac Mini won't boot and won't fix

I have one of the original Mac Mini - a PowerPC one - that after the last software update will no boot - it gets to the grey screen and hangs their forever with the 'loading' icon rotating. I've ...
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Can I use my MacBook Pro as the screen for a mac mini

I want to buy another Apple machine and instead of buying a whole new laptop, I am thinking of buying just a Mac mini and use my MacBook Pro screen as the screen for it. Is that possible ? What kind ...
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Mac Mini's internet very slow, every other device fine (PC, iPhone, Xbox 360)

I recently haven't used my Mac Mini for about 5 days (however it was left on). I seem to be able to connect and get great download / upload speeds through my PC, Xbox 360, iPhone and parents' laptop. ...
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Getting a microphone to work on a Mac Mini

I just bought a new microphone, and plugged it into the back of my Mac Mini. I can't seem to get it to work. I went to System Preferences > Sound > Input, and the only device I see listed is "line ...
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How to upgrade OS on Mac Mini with external USB Drive?

We have a G4 Mac Mini, circa 2005, running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and we want to upgrade to 10.5 Leopard. We have a Leopard install disk, but the optical drive in this mini is broken. So we ...
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Dual monitors shared between Mac Mini and Windows laptop

I have a Mac Mini (2011) with HDMI and Thunderbolt a laptop with DisplayPort and VGA a DisplayPort To HDMI Cable I want a setup where I am able to easily switch between Mac and Windows, both with ...