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Mac mini 2012: Replace OS with esxi or windows 10?

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post
    Can't run modern Mac OS, slow as hell compared with modern hardware.

    But then if the user is quite slow and outdated, maybe that doesn't matter?

    They don't want to run MacOS

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  • _V_
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    If it works, why replace it?
    Can't run modern Mac OS, slow as hell compared with modern hardware.

    But then if the user is quite slow and outdated, maybe that doesn't matter?

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  • d000hg
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    If it works, why replace it?

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  • css_jay99
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post
    only just though.
    My 2012 Macbook pro retina is fine.
    Battery life is around 2 hours now, and it's not the fastest device around. But for a £2k investment it's doing alright.
    Same here, I have a 2012 Mac pro retina as well. Slick and still going mega strong. I have been thinking of moving back to windows but impossible to find one with similar build quality, touchpad and decent graphics for VR. Razer blade comes close with it's unibody design but the reviews are not so favourable on the temperature.

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by _V_ View Post
    9 year old computer, maybe not time to retire it?

    I know you are all on your last few pounds, but maybe treat yourself to a new one and donate the computer to a museum?

    only just though.
    My 2012 Macbook pro retina is fine.
    Battery life is around 2 hours now, and it's not the fastest device around. But for a £2k investment it's doing alright.

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  • _V_
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    9 year old computer, maybe not time to retire it?

    I know you are all on your last few pounds, but maybe treat yourself to a new one and donate the computer to a museum?

    Last edited by _V_; 18 November 2020, 09:03.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by adubya View Post
    Too old for Big Sur to work OOB, however it can be installed with "tweaks".
    Seems like you can't have Wifi which appears very odd though I haven't time to look into it right now

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  • css_jay99
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    Just checked my Mac mini, it's actually 2011 not 2012 so Catalina is not officially supported.

    I think, I'll give the bootcamp a go since I have a spare SSD so minimal impact on the system.

    If l was looking out for another system (since intel generation 2 cpu) the Dell Optiplex micro has a similar footprint and I guess built to last. Any other brands to consider?. It's a shame thinking about ditching the Mac mini because I love it's minimal power consumption, one of the reasons I run Plex on it compared to my Synology that consumes twice as much wattage on standby and spinning 2X8TB drives up and down unnecessarily.

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  • adubya
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    Too old for Big Sur to work OOB, however it can be installed with "tweaks".

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  • d000hg
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    You can install Catalina and I think your spec MM is the oldest that will support Big Sur.

    BootCamp with W10 sounds it might be the best option for raw performance if you have no interest in Mac at all.

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