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    Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Apple has released the new Mac mini, available with either an Intel Core Solo processor at 1.5GHz or an Intel Core Duo at 1.66GHz, with either able to use 2GB RAM.

    Apple claims the top model will give one 4 to 5 times as much computing power as the old Mac mini G4 (which I own, and I think Gary Garritan has one also).

    Prices, however, are higher than those for the Mac mini G4s the new models are replacing.

    Computing-power-wise, getting a Mac mini with the Intel Core Duo option is about the same as getting an iMac Intel without a built-in LCD screen and without an included keyboard and mouse. While I think it would be worth the extra money to go for an iMac Intel, there are those who will be happy to make due with a Mac mini.

    Now, as has been noted, you can't run GPO or JABB or any other Garritan products on the new Intel Macs yet because Native Instruments have not provided new compatible versions of their Kontakt products. And the only DAW host environment that works right now is Apple GarageBand/Logic Express/Logic Pro. We all hope these software compatibility problems will be fixed in the next two months or so, and Finale, Sibelius, Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Mackie Tracktion, and maybe even a Cakewalk Sonar product will get on board.

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    This is a cool coincident! I'm looking into one for my daughter who needs to upgrade from her old Apple for college. Any web site one can read about this new mini?

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Dunno, but I'm strongly considering one. Its worth the price for the installed programs. And I'll need something to test Ove. 4 on the Mac anyway.

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    And I'll need something to test Ove. 4 on the Mac anyway.
    (clearing throat) Eh Hem........

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    And I'll need something to test Ove. 4 on the Mac anyway.
    (Clearing throat) Eh Hem.....


    Stereo.

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Well, I can't leave all the testing to you bunch of yahoos.

    Eh hurmph.

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Thanks for the links. This may be exactly what she needs.

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Well, I can't leave all the testing to you bunch of yahoos.

    Eh hurmph.


    Hey JB! Does the fact that you are wanting to get one of these Intel-based Macs mean that Overture 4 will be Universal? (or will it have to run under rosetta?)

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    Re: Apple Mac minis with Intel Core Solo and Duo

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Well, I can't leave all the testing to you bunch of yahoos.

    Eh hurmph.
    Yahoos? What in tartnation do you mean by that?

    We are suffistikated! We can test it.

    Here is the Stradivary running under my Mac Mini (truck). Dang it oughta work with dem Intel cores too!


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