The 2007 mini
could play HD content perfectly well (and record two more channels at the same time). I've been using a 2GHz, 2gig one to do just that for a couple of years now.
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is catered for. It's a bit twiddly for the developer, but little effort for the users.
Spotify goes through phases of being openly available for signup to the free service, presumably whenever they've got themselves a new chunk of bandwidth/servers on and have the spare capacity. Last time was just before Christmas, IIRC.
Where do you get "very few real people" from? Since it's largely an invite service, I suspect most people will either see that none of their friends or all of their friends are using Spotify. I'm very much in the latter group, and regularly swap Spotify playlist links with folks.
The licensing problem was down to wanting support from Sun/Oracle, not a clash of incompatible license types (which I understand is the trouble with using ZFS with Linux).
This is as close to the real info as exists in public:
@Sergei - For a year or so, Apple's new kit prices were decent over here. Now right back into taking the piss again. Still, that's what the Refurb shop is for - to get us back to US prices.
@Ross Beavis - yes, dual screens possible, up to 1920x1200 on the mini-DVI and 2560x1600 on the mini-DisplayPort.