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Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

Steve Kellett

Re: Macs typically have a longer usable life than Windows PCs ...

Two desktops at home:

A circa 2009/2010 Mac Mini with maxed out RAM, and a Dell Inspiron 540 of similar vintage which has been running Ubuntu since the original HDD died and now sports two hard drives and maxed out RAM. I’ve stuck at Ubuntu 16.04 as I suspect the driver compatibility creeping death for the decade plus old Dell hard ware it getting close, which is incidentally why my equally ancient Dell Netbook has Mint 17.2 on it.

I had to buy a VGA to HDMI converter box for a tenner earlier this year when the original Dell monitor died and I wanted to re-purpose one of the spare HD TVs we had kicking around (they breed).

Keeping this old hardware running is a hobby in and of itself....

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