HTPC 2008: Turning the Apple Mac mini into a Windows Vista Media Center system

Posted on Friday, Apr 25 2008 @ 07:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Krunker just posted an extensive article detailing a project he's been working on for some time. It deals with turning an Apple Mac mini into a Windows Vista box capable of running Windows Media Center. The article outlines the steps taken, some of the additional features he added and how it's ultimately deployed in his home.
How does the Mac mini hold up as a Media Center box? Very nicely indeed! I’ve been running the Mac mini as a MCE box for the last three plus weeks and it’s performed flawlessly. The system is more than powerful enough to handle Windows Vista and Windows Media Center. It easily handles Media Center Extender connections from the Xbox 360. It also served double duty as a file server for my home network. All in all, I was very impressed with using the Mac mini as a Windows Vista MCE box.
Read more at Krunker.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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