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  1. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    I didn't say that.
  2. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Mini. Dammit. MINI!!!
  3. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Thanks for clarifying. I agree. SD has been a great value, and I have no problem spending $30 to get it going on M1. In fact, I do have an M1 MB Air already, so now that it's running properly, I might as well finally go with that.
  4. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    That's good to know. It did run an upgrade this week. But... why do you need to buy a new copy of SD?
  5. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    We all nod. Pretending to understand.
  6. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    You guys make me feel like a patient person. Thanks... I needed that.
  7. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Yeah... OK... In my book, that would hardly qualify as "New" MacBook Airs.
  8. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    That would be a little absurd, since it’s one of the few that’s already updated.
  9. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    That's pretty much a given, isn't it?
  10. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Thanks Cameron. I’ll have to think about the best thing to do. Another partition complicates backups, so maybe I’ll just create a folder in the user folder and put an alias on the desktop.
  11. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    OK, so I guess I can create another partition and put stuff there?
  12. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Can someone answer me a question? Because I've searched and I'm not getting an answer that works. The M1 MacBook Air runs on Big Sur. This computer didn't replace another one, so I just started from scratch as it came. For the life of me, I can't find any way to add folders to the main level...
  13. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    This thing is amazing. What a remarkable piece of engineering and design.
  14. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Well, looks like I'm finally in on an M1 MacBook Air. The Evil A has them for $950 and then another (nearly) $50 back, which makes it only $50 more than a refurb. So, I bit. It's a total toy purchase for me. The first use will probably be REW to analyze the sound systems.
  15. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    FWIW, at this very second Apple has refurb M1 Minis. 256GB and 512GB models. They weren't there a couple hours ago.
  16. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    It would be the second consecutive time that happened, since the trash can only lasted a generation.
  17. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Those are Intel models, dude. They had M1s a few days ago for $850, but currently those are out of stock. They do currently have the 512GB models in stock for $1,059.
  18. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Where is that? I'd seen them from Apple for $850, but they're gone currently.
  19. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    It is interesting. Previous Minis, which shipped with platter drives (that I replaced with SSDs) would drag for a couple minutes after startup, because they were still actually "booting" after the main screen appeared. That was much improved with SSDs and is basically gone with the current...
  20. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    I suspect the volume of apps you launch at startup has a lot to do with that. Just a guess.
  21. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    How I interpret it is that with SD you can restore or migrate from a SD backup, but you can't just clone it over. You install (or use the factory install) a fresh OS, then migrate the data over from the backup. The issue is you don't appear to be able to create a bootable backup, with anything...
  22. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    @Ronald Epstein , I'm definitely tempted, but considering all my work and home Minis are the latest Intel model, I have no real need to update. So, I guess I'll just wait and see what comes in an upgrade processor model.
  23. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Can you use it without SwitchResX? If it can run natively on the OS, I'd suggest that first. Aside from that, I'd think either 60 or 120 would be better than 100. You want increments of 30 for US video. 100 is probably intended for European countries that are based on 25Hz video. That's my...
  24. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Yeah, when you can do it, clean installs are usually a good idea.
  25. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    I'm sure you'll let us know what you think.
  26. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    @Ronald Epstein , forgive me for not being up to date. What did you finally decide regarding an M1 Mini? Are you waiting for yours?
  27. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    It would be funny if Windows runs better an an ARM Mac with Parallels than on a Windows machine.
  28. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    One thing that impresses me in the current ARM Mini is the single core speed. I use FileMaker Pro a lot at work, and it has to run some extensive scripts. For some reason, it only uses one core, so it's a LOT slower than it needs to be.
  29. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    And if that's the case, that's fine. My i7 mini is still only two years old and I replaced all three minis at work in the last year, so I really don't need an update. Imagine if the upgrade Mini beats most current Mac Pros, which it seems like it should, aside from gaming level graphics that I...
  30. JohnRice

    Apple Silicon (ARM based) Macs buyers and owners thread

    Sounds pretty cool. I can see an ARM Mini in my not so distant future. Guessing they will release an upgrade model next year.
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