Connecting to your mac mini while at home or away is crucial, especially if you don't have a keyboard mouse and monitor permanently attached. One piece of lingo we need to set straight deals with which computer we're talking about. I will always use "localhost" to refer to the computer that you are connecting to your mac mini. For me its generally my laptop that I use at work and I bring home.
A Beginner’s Guide to Apple’s Mac Mini
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The Mac Mini is a headless computer that you must hook up to a monitor. If you do not have a spare monitor available at your business, you can use an Apple laptop as a monitor for your Mac Mini. Instead, you must configure wireless screen sharing. This feature allows you to remotely control a Mac Mini from your laptop as long as the computers are both on the same network.
Mac mini Support
On the desktop front, though, the two obvious choices are the iMac mini and iMac. Both the iMac and Mac mini are made of aluminum and are designed as desktops, but the form factor could not be more different between the two. A highlight for us in our review, the Mac mini is very ideal for sitting under a monitor or at the side of a desk.
Every pro computer user is different. Each of us have different jobs, different projects, and different responsibilities. That means that my needs, for my specific job, are undoubtedly going to be different from your needs. Even so, enough of you have asked about my Mac mini purchase decision that I'm writing this article. On any given day, I regularly use four Macs.