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Mac mini G4 Q&A (Mac mini G4 FAQ) @ EveryMac.com

With the Mac mini G4 Q&A, from EveryMac.com, you can get answers to all of your PowerPC Mac mini G4 questions from "How do you upgrade the RAM in the Mac mini G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?" to "How can I use a microphone with the Mac mini G4?" and everything in between.

Please note that the Mac mini G4 series was discontinued on February 28, 2006, and the Mac mini G4 Q&A was "archived" on March 12, 2007.

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Most Frequently Asked Mac mini G4 Q&As:

How do you upgrade the RAM in the Mac mini G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

What are the differences between the Mac mini G4 models?

How do I connect the Mac mini G4 to a television?

How can I use a microphone with the Mac mini G4?

How do you upgrade or replace the hard drive in the Mac mini G4? What type of hard drive does the Mac mini support?

Is the CPU on the Mac mini G4 upgradable? How is it mounted?

Can the Mac mini G4 run MacOS 9/Classic applications? Can it boot MacOS 9?

What is the largest display the Mac mini G4 will support? Does it support dual displays?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the Mac mini G4? Can one upgrade the optical drive?

Can the Mac mini G4 run Windows?

Software Compatibility Q&As:

What version of the MacOS is pre-installed on the Mac mini G4?

Can the Mac mini G4 run MacOS 9/Classic applications? Can it boot MacOS 9?

Can the Mac mini G4 run Windows?

Can the Mac mini G4 run Linux?

Comparison & Performance Q&As:

What are the differences between the Mac mini G4 models?

What are the major differences between the PowerPC-based Mac mini G4 and the Intel-based Mac mini?

What are the major differences between the Mac mini G4 and the eMac?

How fast is the Mac mini G4 compared to the iMac G5 and eMac?

Expansion & Function Q&As:

Is the CPU on the Mac mini G4 upgradable? How is it mounted?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the Mac mini G4 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

How do you upgrade or replace the hard drive in the Mac mini G4? What type of hard drive does the Mac mini support?

Does the Mac mini G4 have a PCI slot?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the Mac mini G4? Can one upgrade the optical drive?

Does the Mac mini G4 have an external power supply? How large is it?

Can Mac mini G4 systems be stacked on top of one another?

Is there a way to mount the Mac mini on the bottom of a shelf in an entertainment cabinet? Could doing so harm the system?

Can the Mac mini be installed in a car?

Graphics & Video Q&As:

What type of video processor is provided by the Mac mini G4? Is it upgradable?

What is the largest display the Mac mini G4 will support? Does it support dual displays?

Are there any adapters or "hacks" that make it possible to use a second display on a Mac mini G4?

Can I place a monitor on top of the Mac mini G4?

How do I connect the Mac mini G4 to a television?

What is HDMI?

Storage, Peripherals, & File Transfer Q&As:

How can I transfer files from my old Mac to my Mac mini G4?

What external storage is available for the Mac mini?

How can I use a microphone with the Mac mini G4?

Are there any adapters or "hacks" that make it possible to use a second display on a Mac mini G4?

What ports are provided by the Mac mini G4?

What type of keyboards and mice does the Mac mini G4 support?

Networking & Communication Q&As:

How do I network the Mac mini G4 to another Mac?

What is AirPort? What is AirPort Extreme?

What is Bluetooth? How much faster is Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

What type of modem is standard with the Mac mini G4 models?

Design, Configuration, & Purchasing Q&As:

Who designed the Mac mini G4?

Where can I buy a Mac mini G4?

What are the default configurations of the Mac mini G4?

What are the "pros and cons" of the Mac mini G4? Is it right for my needs?



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