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By Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jan. 25--MAC MINI WILL TEMPT PC USERS TO TRY APPLE: The designers at Apple Computer have come up with another mini that's going to be huge.
If you've never been tempted to switch from the Windows PC platform, the inexpensively priced Mac mini may be hard to resist. It's the gutsiest move yet for Apple, a company that built its reputation on innovation and, up to now, high prices.
Like Apple's iPod mini digital music player, which was my choice for the hottest high-tech gadget of 2004, the Mac mini is sleek, simple to use and distinctive to look at. It's much less prone to viruses and the other hack attacks that harass Windows computers. It comes with easy-to-use software that makes a variety of digital tasks, from editing photos to downloading music, simple and intuitive. …