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Marvin, I'll give that a try when I'm forced to reboot.  As it is, the crazy behavior of the GPU in Yosemite makes me loathe rebooting my MacMini.  When I have to, I'll boot into safe mode, then reboot again to force a gpu driver rebuild.  I would have thought that Onyx scrubs that cache.  It even says it scrubs the kernel cache.  That's why I think this is a deeper software issue.
I'm experiencing the same problem with my MacMini6,2.  I have a 128GB SSD, 16GB RAM, and ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've been experiencing serious graphics issues.  It's like the Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB in it has driver issues or something.  Here's a list of things I've experienced that never happened in Mavericks:   1.  Boot chimes, but the screen stays black.  A reboot often times fixes this.   2.  Boot chimes, screen turns grey and two apples show up...
I can't say I'm having issues with WiFi because I'm hardlined in.  I do have several issues with my MacMini6,2 that I never had with Mavericks.  For one, there's flickering of the screen (not with every boot, but it does happen) whenever the background changes.  Forget about watching any video when that happens as well.  It's like the GPU (I know, a pathetic Intel 4000) doesn't know that it's always booting up connected to a 30" ACD.  There are several times when the...
I have to admit that I'm extremely disappointed with the latest Mac Mini offering.  I just pulled the trigger on a 2012 server version.  It's only a 2.3GHz, but it's quad-core.  I know they don't make Server anymore, but I'm not going to use this as a server.  I'm just tired of waiting for a new Mac Mini that isn't a downgrade.  Can you imagine how slow using iMovie with the new Mac Mini's will be?  All current iPhones shoot 1080p, and it's going to suck editing video on...
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We've gotten through February without a Mac Mini being released.  Any thoughts on possible release dates?  The new Haswell chips were released last month.     For gaming (and other high-performance) laptops, there are five new Core i7 processors, including one dual-core version, the $346 i7-4610M. The remaining ones are all quad cores, ranging from the 2.8GHz i7-4810MQ to the 3.1GHz i7-4940MX Extreme Edition, which is priced at a whopping $1,096. The i7-4860HQ only runs...
hmm, I would have thought that too until I saw the new Mac Pro and how easy it is to get at everything.  It truly is an amazing design.  If they put that same wisdom toward the Mac Mini, things will be very good indeed.  It's the delay that's killing me.
nht, Haswell has been out since last summer if I remember correctly.  Here we are in February (more than half a year gone by) and what do we have to show for it?  Nothing.  HD4000 graphics isn't anything to be proud of.  I've played with them.  I'm not a gamer, but I have friends who are.  I've gotten to see the frame rates and they leave much to be desired.     The dinosaur I'm on now (MacPro2,1) is being put out to pasture as soon as the new Mac Minis are released.  I...
Marvin, I appreciate what you're saying, but you're missing the point.  People are expecting us to buy a computer that doesn't meet our needs.  We're paying for a screen that we don't want, a keyboard we don't want, etc.  Just take the motherboard out and give us a decent Mac.  They could have done that with the iMac motherboard (it's insanely small) but they choose to handicap headless Mac's that aren't for the rich.  I thought of just buying a top of the line MBP and...
Frank777, I stand corrected, I had always thought that Johnny Ivy was responsible for the Mac Mini because he's the one who talks about the internals during keynotes.  According to Apple's website, Dan Riccio (a man I've never even heard of) is responsible for the engineering of the Macs. It should be him who we bring out on stage and ask him to explain himself for the gutless wonder known as the Mac Mini.  He also is primarily responsible for why an XMac (though I still...
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