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LAMP & WordPress on a Reused, Recycled Mac mini Server

Although it's tempting to look at one of the new Apple Silicon Macs for various purposes, older Macs still have a lot of life left in them. In previous articles, I've set up a 2014 Mac mini as a Plex media server, then later installed the Linux operating system on the same Mac mini for the purpose of using it as a small business or home server. In this article, I'll show you how to set up a commonly-used set of tools known as LAMP to start adding some utility to our server. The final step? We'll install WordPress.

Reuse, Recycle: Transform an Old Mac Mini Into a Media Server Using Plex

Old Macs never die, they just get reused. An old MacBook becomes a school laptop for one of the kids. The old 21.5-inch iMac becomes a FaceTime "videophone" for Grandma. Macs have good longevity and older units are usable for a variety of purposes other than day-to-day work. Read along to see how we were able to transform a 2014 Mac mini into a home media server.

Kiss the Ground documentary film on Netflix

OWC CEO Larry O’Connor Helps Filmmaker Kiss the Ground on Netflix

This week we saw the debut of Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s feature documentary, Kiss the Ground on Netflix. It is both illuminating and inspiring. It provides an important look at the state of climate change and our environment. But whereas many documentaries of this nature leave you feeling depressed and scared to death, Kiss the Ground is a film that will leave you filled with hope.

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