[KDE/Mac] Apple Mac server (was Another round of success)

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Fri May 29 05:34:58 UTC 2015

Hi all,

On 27/05/2015, at 8:47 AM, Aleix Pol wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:55 AM, Mario Fux <kde-ml at unormal.org> wrote:
>> So does anybody know a good source for new Apple hardware for KDE? Please tell
>> us if you've an idea.
> Ben sent an e-mail to the board last week about that. I think you were
> CC'd. I (we) asked him to send us a couple of alternatives so we can
> make up our minds.
> Personally, I don't have a doubt that we want the problem solved,
> question is whether there's an affordable way to do so, but it's
> barely the Board's job to research what are the different alternatives
> we've got, IMHO.

I was passing the local Apple Store today and went in to do a bit of tyre
kicking. IMO the Apple Mini would be good for the job, if it is powerful
enough to handle whatever the workload will be (which I do not know).

It's a monitor-less box, but it can use any monitor if/when necessary,
however it might need an adapter, for an extra $30 or so.

Tech specs are here https://www.apple.com/au/mac-mini/specs/ but with
Australian prices.  As you can see, it has quite a range of connections,
including Ethernet, even in the latest version.

I guess it would be up to Ben or his nominee to come up with a firm config,
a proposal and and a price, in whatever location it is to be purchased.

The other concern is who would be its "mother", i.e. who would see it safely
installed and configured as required in software and KDE sys admin? If
someone has to travel to do this, those expenses should be factored in.

Cheers, Ian W.

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