With the Intel-based Mac mini available for a few months now, one question remains to be answered: Just how easily can the mini act as the hub of a multimedia set-up? Senior Editor Christopher Breen decided to take the challenge with a Mac mini—with some mixed results. We talk about his experience in the latest Macworld Podcast. And we get to more audio comments submitted by podcast listeners.

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Show Notes

• I mention in the beginning of the show that Digidesign has released an Intel update for Pro Tools. We covered this on MacUser last week.

• Christopher Breen’s article, “My multimedia Mac mini” is an update to an earlier look at the iMac’s multimedia capabilities. Chris updated his Mac mini article last week after a reader offered a tip on streaming movies via Front Row.

• Greg Healy, a 13-year-old listener from Canada asks what some of my favorite podcasts are. The Dawn and Drew Show [explicit] is one of my favorites; I sat down with Dawn and Drew for an interview in Macworld Podcast #14. I also am a big fan of the public radio shows Good Food and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!.

• Finally, I mention that I’m in the process of reviewing Civilization IV —the latest version of one of my favorite all-time games for the Mac.

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