Atari 5200 Guy Posted November 30, 2019 Report Share Posted November 30, 2019 Hey Guys, Once I started college in 2009 I always wanted to acquire a Mac Mini. Don't get too excited as I haven't got one yet. But I know some here are more familiar with them than I and this is more of a "what would" sort of post and a way to show what I've found so far. Of course, eBay is about the only place to find a second hand one. Let's face it...those machines are expensive and I'd never be able to afford a new one at the moment. I loved We Luv Macs' website but it's apparently went out of business. So it's most likely eBay. But I did find an older one fairly priced...I think: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264530155461 The only problem...it's very bare. No power supply or OS. It's also a Power PC processor and I know later models like this one had Intel Core 2 Duo processors in them. I have plenty of PC keyboards and I have a wireless Logitech mouse I can use on it. $29.00 + shipping. My only question is would I be able to use this for any Atari game development? I'm a dummy when it comes to more modern Macs. The only Mac I had was an all-in-one eMac (or iMac, can't remember which) that was transparent blue and ran OS 9...barely. But it was cool to play around with. I don't own any Apple OSes either so I'd have to find an OS disc I'm sure. Am I correct in assuming I would need an adapter to use a Mac Mini with one of the VGA monitors I have lying around? I'd really like to step away from Windows over time. I don't really care for the operating system. I never have. And the PC side of hardware has always had reliability issues. I'd like a computer that will last and I know Apple computers before Steve Jobs passed were built to last and be easy to use. Any pointers? I'm all ears. If you guys think this would be a good buy let me know and I'll ask my wife if we can get it for me as a Christmas present. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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