Michelle Delio has a bakeris dozen ways for you to put a Mac mini to work, and none of them involve sending letters to Aunt Martha, balancing your checkbook, or buying airline tickets to Vegas. In an article that calls the diminutive Mac both cute and adorable, the writer operates from the standpoint that the Mac mini is not powerful enough for Appleis traditional core markets like graphic design, but that its small size and form factor give it uses you might not have otherwise thought about.
- As a Portable Depot for Digital Pictures
- As a Satellite Interface with a HAM Radio
- As s Regional X10 Server
- As a Christmas Lights Sequencer
- As Part of a Home Theater System
- As a Car Enhancer
- As a Hardware Firewall for Laptops
- As a Physical Security System
- As a Server and/or Gateway
- As a Component of a Low-Cost Parallel Processing Array
- As a SCADA system
- As a Beowulf Cluster
- As an iPod Feeding Station
There are details on each of the above suggestions in the full article, which we recommend as a very interesting read.