Mac Mini Hacks & Mods FOR DUMmIES

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If you ever stumble into some of the geekier discussion forums around the Internet, you may come across a community of people who enjoy modify- ing, or modding, their PCs. They’re keen on showing off how they changed the look or function of their PC using cutting, painting, and soldering techniques, or by adding stuff — some of it pretty weird — that isn’t normally there.

There is a software equivalent of modding: hacking. This is programming changes in software to make it look different or to make it do something it wasn’t designed to.

There is also a third type of computer change: using your computer for a rad- ically different purpose, hacking your perception of what a computer is, or modding your noncomputer possessions to fit the computer.

The mini was tailor-made for all three of these types of changes. Oh sure, Apple wants you to think that the mini is perfect and complete the way it is. But then, this isn’t the book that Apple wanted me to write.

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