Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 22:23 UTC
Apple Marco Arment: "After two years, the Mac Pro was 'updated' today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now. That's about it. No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt. They're even shipping the same two-year-old graphics cards. Same motherboard, slightly different CPU options from 2010. That's it. The message is clear: Apple doesn't give a shit about the Mac Pro." Paint, red, scout, girl.
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RE[2]: Comment by silviucc
by bassbeast on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by silviucc"
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May I ask a question? Other than simply hatred of all things MSFT what EXACTLY does a Hackentosh give you over Windows, especially in the professional workstation line?

It isn't like the new FCP is better than similar software on Windows, in fact we've seen many jumping ship because the lack of features like tape support made the new FCP inferior to what they could get with Windows, and Win 7 Pro is not only rock solid stable but the X64 version can hold IIRC 192Gb of RAM which is more than all but the super wealthy could ever afford to put in a single unit, so why?

I'm honestly curious, because looking at the specs of that board its a fricking monster and one would think if you were sinking the insane amount of cash that you are into a machine such as that you'd want your OS and software to be supported whereas with a Hackentosh you are totally on your own. Because no matter how much you pay for your pro software nobody is gonna open a support ticket if you run into a problem on a hackentosh. Finally there is the matter of software down the line and it appears Cook really isn't interested in pro users for Apple anymore so most likely all the pro users and thus software innovation will be on the Windows side from now on, so how does spending all that money only to put a hacked OS make any sense?

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