Bill Brown bio photo

Bill Brown

A complicated man.

Twitter Github

I really love the idea of the Mac Mini. Getting a new Macintosh for only $499 makes it almost a no-brainer. With an impending huge tax refund, it seems like an easy way to slide a few C-notes Cupertino’s way.

But Tiger’s coming in the second quarter of this year. My PowerBook G4 and iBook G4 currently run Panther (OS X 10.3). Sandi, the primary user of the PowerBook G4, could care less about upgrading—in fact, she’s vehemently (and inexplicably to me) against it. So I’ve got to upgrade one computer to Tiger and it’d be a shame to have to upgrade a second. So maybe I just wait on the Mac Mini purchase until Tiger is released and comes preloaded.

Now I just need to run this purchase by Sandi. Time to marshal all the convincing arguments used to buy the iBook G4!