Installed OS X Tiger on my Mac Mini

I just reinstalled Mac OS X after accidentally wiping the hard drive. This computer is surprisingly fast. It’s a 1.42 GHz G4 with 1 GB RAM, and so far, everything moves really smoothly. It’s really good with a wireless keyboard and mouse, too. I’m using a shared Internet connection.

My Dell desktop has an external USB 802.11b connection at 11mbps. It’s connected to my wireless router downstairs. I grabbed an Ethernet cable and connected it to the Mac Mini, crossover. Then I checked the box to share the wireless connection. Woalah: the Mac is online, connecting through my PC to the wireless connection to the router to the DSL connection. I tested it on BandwidthPlace:

Personal test results

1.3 megabits per second
Communications 1.3 megabits per second
Storage 162.5 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 6.3 seconds
Subjective rating Good
Explain results

Date & time Thursday, June 8, 12:16AM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type ADSL
Region California
Data size 1024KB
IP address


I’m running Software Update and installing 12 updates now, including Java 1.3.1 and 1.4.2 Release 2, GarageBand Update, iMovie HD Update, iPhoto Update, iPod Updater 2006-03-23, iTunes Phone Driver. Looks like it’ll take awhile. Anyone know something fun to do with a Mac?

Do you know anyone who wants a Mac? Maybe I’ll sell it on eBay: I see them selling for $550+. That’s a pretty good resale value, although I’d definitely be willing to sell it for less to someone I can see in person.

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