I probably have to replace my MacBook Pro in the very near future and I was looking at the M1 MacMini as one possible replacement. It occurred to me I might be able to set up the Mini as a headless server that handled household chores such as TimeMachine, media server, and so on.
I also wondered if it would be possible to run PL4 off of the Mini by connecting to it from a (new) MacBook Air using Apple’s Remote Desktop or similar.
The advantages of this are that PL4 would be able to take advantage of the better processor speed on the headless Mini, and the new Air would not need 16GB of memory or 1 TB of disk space. The Air could indeed be much skinnier, as it was intended, and I wouldn’t have to buy a new MBP.
I’m pretty sure from research that this architecture is supported. PL4 would run off the Mini and I would see the screen from my remote desktop. I’ve read a bit about how remote desktop has a bit of lag, and this might become a factor while editing images in PL4.
Has anyone else, considered or successfully built such an arrangement?
Thanks in advance.