Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 23:17 UTC
Apple While it's just a rumour, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who hasn't been living under a rock the past five years, and in all honesty, I'm pretty sure it's actually true. AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is contemplating axing its iconic Mac Pro.
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by JPowers27 on Tue 1st Nov 2011 01:11 UTC
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Mac Pro 12 core 2.66GHz is $400 more then a Dell PowerEdge T410.

To save money, I'd get the Mac Pro with base memory and then upgrade it 3rd party; that may make the pricing closer (the pricing I was using was 12G (standard on the Dell) and the Mac comes with 6G and Apple's memory is always overpriced).

The above comparison was using equal equipment from each vendor; however, I couldn't find any documentation on what video card the Dell was using. And I included MS Windows which is $825.00 (Small Business 2011); on a side note Windows Server 2008 is $3000.00 which is just about the same price a the computer. SUSE pre-installed is $279. Dell only sales Red Hat pre-installed if you take a year's maintenance at $869.00.

You could always order the Dell with no OS and then install one of the Linuxes for free with no support.

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