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[3]: Comment by silviucc
by lfeagan on Wed 13th Jun 2012 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by silviucc"
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Good questions. I am primarily a *nix user, Linux specifically, but also many other *nixes due to my job, which involves nearly every modern UNIX variant. I am a command-line junkie, but I also need certain pieces of commercial software, primarily bits from Adobe. This limits my choices to Windows and Mac. Between the two, I find that Macports gets me closer to my ideal than Cygwin. The way I use OS X looks more like I was using Linux than Mac OS X. I make very little use of the mouse. Its not the ideal, which would be for Adobe software to all run natively on Linux (which would rock beyond belief), but for the time being it floats my boat.

I make use of quite a few custom programs and scripts in my work. Porting them to work on Mac OS X required very little effort. I have previously attempted to port to Cygwin and Windows and found the task much more painful.

Agreed, no one would take a support ticket from a Hackintosh. Thankfully, I have multiple real Apple machines (Macbook Pro, iMac) that I can verify any issue on. If it doesn't repro, then indeed I would be in a bind. Thankfully that hasn't happened yet.

I will still get a MacBook Pro 10,1 because my MacBook Pro 6,2 with its paltry 8GB RAM and dual-core CPU makes build and stitch times rather unpleasant (between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the project).

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