After realizing that I needed the ability to run Mac OS X in addition to Windows XP to ensure my Web designs work across platforms, I waited patiently for Tiger to ship so that I could purchase a Mac Mini without having to upgrade after just a few months.
So yesterday, I strolled into the Burlingame Apple store, and inquired if they had any Minis available with OS X, and with the upgrades installed (known as the Ultimate Edition). To my delight, they had exactly one of these left, so I left the store with it and an AppleCare Protection Plan.
A day later, I’m still not done installing it, because making space for it has required extensive rerouting of power cables, replacing the PS/2 KVM switch with a USB model, and swapping my keyboard and mouse for USB versions. If I only had computers on this desk, it would have been much easier than finding new places to plug in all the ham gear, the CC Radio, the Weather Alert radio, and all the other gadgets I have around here.
I think I will let things settle for a bit, and figure out how I’m going to make use of the new KVM’s ability to switch USB devices before I install the Mini. And since I also have a laptop to fix, I’ put off the Mac until tomorrow.