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Those who are longtime readers might remember my article on Mac Mini Web Servers.

A lot has happened at Apple since then, and Apple is now selling the Mac Mini with their new Snow Leopard Server preinstalled.

This special Mini comes complete with two 500GB 5400 RPM hard drives, 4GB of memory, and a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, making for a great server setup in a small package. The model does not come with a CD drive; this, however, isn't too surprising for a server edition.

So, what does this mean for a consumer? For one, you can now buy a server for your home that is dead simple to set up and configure. Apple has made desktop computer very simple, and extending this simplicity to the home server only seems natural. Secondly, it means that you can get such a package at a reasonable price. OS X server is usually quite expensive; in this case, it is included with the package.

If Apple plays their cards right, they could have quite a hit on their hands.

Over the next two weeks, I will be posting follow-ups to various past articles.

Through this series, titled "Deja Vu: A Look Back", I hope to explore how the landscape has changed since the articles were posted.

It is my hope that you enjoy these retrospectives.

-The Evangelist