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[4]: Comment by silviucc
by bassbeast on Wed 13th Jun 2012 19:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by silviucc"
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Question, have you tried Powershell? if you are a CLI junkie PS would probably be more what you are looking for than Cygwin as its designed OOTB for server and desktop management and from what I've been told (I'm no longer in corporate IT thank God) is quite easy to script for and gives good access to the Windows APIs. Don't know how easy it'd be to convert scripts from one to the other but if you'd like a more bash like prompt and the ability to run apps I tripped over this that looks promising..

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/224166/bash-like-prompt-in-Powe...

It just seems to me, and i could be wrong, that if you are doing the high end pro work that such a monster desktop would be naturally built for a dual boot with Windows for the pro software and Linux for the day to day (Or even using something like Wubi or CoLinux to simply run Linux in Windows) would probably be the smarter move long term than running a Hackentosh because watching cook I really get the feeling he just doesn't like the Pro market like Jobs did and with more and more pros switching to the Windows side for the more cutting edge pro software that Apple may not have the software you need to work for that much longer.

Like I said i hate to see it happen, i know how much money pros invest in their tools and had to support some NOS Win2K boxes for a couple of years while the graphics artists got weaned off Xres for Photoshop and Corel, but sadly it looks like going forward Apple is really gonna be a consumer product more than anything and I've found that for at least graphic arts and engineering that Win 7 pro actually makes a pretty solid platform to build on for a workstation.

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