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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[3]: Comment by Tuishimi
by kaiwai on Sun 19th Sep 2010 04:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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What? As a work machine running windows 7? No? I built the equivalent of a mac pro in computing power (quad core, ATI 5850, 8 GB RAM, 3 TB of disk space, etc.) but was then required to switch to Windows so I switched to running Windows 7 full time on it. I am a software engineer and the more cores and the more memory I have the better when I am building apps and running several different web servers at a time.

Don't get me wrong, My son has my old Intel iMac, and my daughter has my old G5 iMac... I keep them and use them. I'm just saying I was able to build the equivalent of a Mac Pro for $1500. Period.

Again you fail to actually explain to me why you require a Mac Pro when an iMac would do in the first place. I have already accepted in another post on this same article (do you actually read peoples posts?) where I said that the Mac Pro was horrifically over priced for what it provides - that you're better off getting a maxed out top of the line iMac than go down the route and get Mac Pro.

I come back and ask again, do you actually need a Mac Pro is it more a matter of having a 'tower' fetish of believing that real men who have real work to be done require a computer with a stand alone case ?

You know, I don't know exactly what you are trying to get out (in reference to the rest of your post that I chopped out)... My household uses macs. We have:

4 Apple routers
1 iPhone
2 iPods
1 Intel iMac
1 G5 iMac
1 Macbook
and one old G4 Mac Mini.

My point was that the author is stretching HIS points a little. You can have the equivalent computing power for less money. Maybe not for better style, but for less money. As far as durability goes, I chose my components carefully and still spent far less money than I would have on the Mac Pro. Looks good, but when I build my own machine I know what goes in it, I am able to apply better cooling mechanisms, and while it isn't as pretty, my Cooler Master case isn't have bad looking, and is pretty functional.

It has nothing to do with 'computer power', the term 'computer power' is the biggest load of horse crap since GWB post-9/11 speech where he said 'they had us because of our freedoms'. You purchase a computer to get a task done and quite frankly 'computer power' is but one on a long list of things I consider and no, I don't consider 'looks' as important as you may think - so stop projecting this bullcrap that some how every Mac user is a clueless idiot whose only concern is with aesthetics. I purchase my Mac because I prefer using Mac OS X - when people like you start labelling Mac users as moronic idiots dragged around by the nose because of looks rather than substance you better damn well back up such claims. You've failed to back up such claims every time you've opened your mouth and spouted such crap - and quite frankly I couldn't care about your 'Cool Master case' when it is coupled with a crap operating system, zero support in terms of warranty and having to deal with compatibility quirks between the different components.

Edited 2010-09-19 04:47 UTC

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