I have a Mac mini from 2006. Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz, 1 GB ram, 80 GB hard drive, macOS 10.6.8. Rather than send it to a landfill I was wondering what, if anything, could I use it for? For example, is there a Linux distro that would work with this hardware that I could experiment with?
And I already have plenty of doorstops. so that is not an option.
… I was worried this might be true. Especially given the minuscule amount of RAM. Although, OWC does have upgrade kits. And apparently one can even upgrade the CPU on these early Minis, albeit a non trivial task.
FWIW, I have a 2009 Mac mini. I keep it in the basement running headless 24-7. It runs Hazel so when I scan anything with the Scansnap, it goes about renaming and filing for me. It’s a pretty cheap secretary for that.
Speaking of, mods, if this isn’t okay, please remove and accept my apologies
Does anyone want an old Mac Mini? I have two sitting here in my office closet and figured I’d offer them up before taking to Apple for recycling. No charge but if you wanted to cover shipping that’d be nice.
I think the RAM has been upgraded in each? If anyone wants one or both I’ll boot them up to confirm they’re working and system info.
I donate computers and accessories to a local non-profit, Free Geek Vancouver. Free Geek also has locations in other cities, including Portland (OR) and Toronto. They reuse what can be reused and recycle hardware that is no longer usable.