Associated Press technology writer Matthew Fordahl is the latest to give Apple’s new Mac mini a glowing review. “The Mac mini is elegant, inexpensive without being cheap, and it’s not a magnet for the viruses, worms and other malware floating around the Internet,” writes Fordahl. “It could fit in any room as a first, second or third computer. And it plays well with others on a home network. Most of all, it’s a low-cost alternative to Microsoft’s Windows that doesn’t carry the learning curve of Linux. It also doesn’t presume you’re guilty of software theft: And refreshingly unlike Windows, there’s no activation when you set it up–or an anti-piracy checks afterward… Though this compact little box won’t have the same impact that a $500 Mac could have had 21 years ago, it just might be the right computer for our times.”