Apr 27 2009
Think Big with Your Mac Mini
Now, were not going to turn your mini into an in-dash entertainment system – at least not in this article. But, for those of you who plan on using your Mac mini (or any other new Mac) as a personal computer, there’s some great freeware just for you.
For all of you that BYOKM and found your “Apple/Command” key moved on the Windows keyboard, this app is essential. This free utility remaps your keys, so you don’t have to retrain your fingers.
We’ve talked about this great pick before. This utility is perfect for those of you who have moved up to a comb-drive-equipped mini.
It allows you to create custom boot disks with your pick of applications.
Backups are something you’ll want to get in the habit of doing. This is one of many free backup utilities. This one works with 10.1 and up and gets it done.
Okay, I lied. This one does fit the home-entertainment bill. This application gives you a clear and easy-to-navigate interface to iTunes – ideal for operating via remote on a television.
The interface is very simple, and takes a few clicks out of finding your tunes.
Think of this one as more of a preview of coming attractions. This is the beginnings of a port of the Linux favorite WINE (a Windows emulator) to Darwin/X11. To play with this, you’ll need your X11 window manager installed to play with this developer preview. I must stress that this software has the capability of developing into a free Windows emulator, this preview comes with no guarantees and plenty of warnings.
Downloads provided by MacUpdate