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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[5]: Comment by Tuishimi
by kaiwai on Mon 20th Sep 2010 02:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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Kaiwai, what's up your pipe? My original post was simple and easy for a 2 year old to understand. I built a computer with the equivalent CPU, memory speed, and BETTER graphics card than a Mac Pro for much less. That was IT. What's your problem?


To which I pointed out that there are other computers from Apple you could have chosen from - your whole post was nothing more than a pathetic rant implicitly claiming that the Mac Pro was some how the only computer on offer by Apple. I stated before the Mac Pro was a rip off and you're better of getting an iMac and all you do is piss and moan about the Mac Pro as if were the only system on offer.

What the hell does NEED have to do with my original post. I was simply pointing out that I can build a computer equivalent to a Mac Pro for less. Maybe YOU SHOULD READ my original post from whence you launched your attack.


Then don't talk in hypotheticals unless you're talking about a real world scenario that one can marry up to what Apple provides; if your requirements sit outside the scope of what Apple is willing to cater for then get components and build one yourself, go to a big name vendor like Dell or HP and purchase one.

But I DID answer you. I want a computer that can run RoR, JBoss and Apache servers (3 at a time) and compile our entire web site and services, and run tests on AT THE SAME TIME while connecting to a database 3000 miles away. Also while I have multiple documents open via MS Word and our HTML APIs. I want as much speed as I can garner from my system to do this so that I don't have to wait for compilations and deployements constantly and spend more time testing and coding - not waiting.


So what you want sits out side what Apple is willing to provide - so why is there even an argument? it would be like me saying that Dell sucks because their all in one computer doesn't have what I want or their Studio range such because it is heavier and thicker than my MacBook Pro. Each company position their products to cater for a particular market and if they don't cater for my requirements life goes on and I choose something else. Simply because Dell doesn't sell me what I want doesn't make them automatically suck - they simply don't cater for what I want.

And I disagree that computational power is a load of horse crap since I want as much speed and multiprocessing capability I can get at a reasonable price. YOU aren't proving anything to ME except that you can spew rhetoric better than most people. Which isn't saying much.


No, speed isn't the 'be all and end all' if the reliability is a complete clusterf--k - when I'm writing my thesis for university, making videos and so on I couldn't care a rats ass whether it was the fastest computer on the planet if the net result is something that kernel panics every 30 minutes. Performance isn't the be all and end all - and my experience so far with Mac OS X is that it certainly doesn't fall behind the eighth ball when it comes to speed. My MacBook with a 9400M when benchmarked gets around 400fps from OpenGL 1.0 to OpenGL 2.1, my iMac with a Radeon 2600 HD is around 1200fps from OpenGL 1.0 to OpenGL 2.1. So no, Mac OS X isn't castrating performance but compared to Windows - maybe I like the idea that there is a consistent outcome rather than hearing from users that their fonts are fuzzy because of driver related issues and other weird stuff that happens.

Edited 2010-09-20 02:42 UTC

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