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For instance, PXE boot, which sysadmins and tech enthusiasts have been using for years?

Yeah, if Apples "new feature" makes you think that's pretty good, just wait until you seen an entire room of PC's installing Windows simultaneously over the network! Ever wonder that LAN boot is?

^This is another reason people don't like Apple. They release a decade old feature, bundle it up as new and the fans gorge themselves on it.
Dude, your an idiot. Why can't I like something without being attacked by someone over the internet because that said person doesn't agree with me? Keep the negativity to yourself and get off this forum. Every post of yours in this thread has been bashing Apple.
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It's a proprietary interface cable, the drive itself has a standard sata connector. Hopefully the cable won't fail.
My friend's macbook had the connector fail and corrupt all of his new drives that went in. I've never had such a problem with the years of open-hardware setups, or even heard of such before. A connector failing, sure, but corrupting the drive itself?
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For instance, PXE boot, which sysadmins and tech enthusiasts have been using for years?

Yeah, if Apples "new feature" makes you think that's pretty good, just wait until you seen an entire room of PC's installing Windows simultaneously over the network! Ever wonder that LAN boot is?

^This is another reason people don't like Apple. They release a decade old feature, bundle it up as new and the fans gorge themselves on it.
Credit given where credit is due. This is for client based PCs. Windows/Linux does not offer such straight from a new drive on a client based PC.
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Credit given where credit is due. This is for client based PCs. Windows/Linux does not offer such straight from a new drive on a client based PC.
Well, we should be a bit more specific (all of my "client PC's" at home have PXE boot).

Linux or Microsoft do not offer direct delivery of their OS' through a PXE type system.

It's an interesting implementation similar to an existing system. However, I don't consider it the same as PXE since it's over the internet.
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Credit given where credit is due. This is for client based PCs. Windows/Linux does not offer such straight from a new drive on a client based PC.
It isn't needed yet on Windows/Linux PC's because they haven't killed off installing the OS from a disc yet.
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For instance, PXE boot, which sysadmins and tech enthusiasts have been using for years?

Yeah, if Apples "new feature" makes you think that's pretty good, just wait until you seen an entire room of PC's installing Windows simultaneously over the network! Ever wonder that LAN boot is?

^This is another reason people don't like Apple. They release a decade old feature, bundle it up as new and the fans gorge themselves on it.
Then Apple tries to patent or say it's theirs and they invented it so no else can have it.
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Man you guys are losing the forest for the trees. You can buy any cheap old usb DVD drive and plug it in, problem solved. Apple has knocked $100 off the entry point price because of this, you'll actually save money.

The real travesty here is not having the option to upgrade to a slot loading DVD and or Blu Ray drive. It kills this new Mini as being a true HTPC. I think Apple blew it big time here, they could've marketed the Mini as being the ultimate all in one media device. I think they could've got a LOT of home theater enthusiasts, and even casuals, to shell out for this. Jobs just doesn't believe in discs anymore. It's hard to blame him when you look at how MP3's an Neflix streaming, etc. has taken off.

I know I'd buy one with a blu ray drive in a heartbeat and throw my PS3 to the curb.
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Although I am disappoint, I can see the plus. If you have a media center, it would be sort of nice to have your wireless keyboard, mouse AND optical drive within arm distance. No more getting up to change the DVD (plenty of people still use them). It's why they make extra long USB cables
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Although I am disappoint, I can see the plus. If you have a media center, it would be sort of nice to have your wireless keyboard, mouse AND optical drive within arm distance. No more getting up to change the DVD (plenty of people still use them). It's why they make extra long USB cables
Lol best post of the thread! Now to convince my wife that I need a blu ray drive mounted on the end table. But just how am I going to get enough power over that long of a run of USB....
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wow and the mac mini used to be the only semi-affordable mac out there.
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Lol best post of the thread! Now to convince my wife that I need a blu ray drive mounted on the end table. But just how am I going to get enough power over that long of a run of USB....
Get a powered enclosure? It's what I do, I like to watch movies on the couch, so I run all of my cables around the perimeter of the room. DVD drive is under the couch, so it's nice and quiet
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