Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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Cable nightmare - nope
by ezraz on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:06 UTC
ezraz
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2012-06-20

My future production rig: -tb- = thunderbolt connection


Mac Pro -tb- Audio Interface -tb- Drive array -tb- HD/4k display

that's a 1 -tb- cable daisy chain for the primary 4 items.

then add keyboard, mouse, and control surface on another USB chain (or wireless).

I count 1 thunderbolt daisy chain and 1 USB daisy chain. No cable nightmare there!

[even though it's not required, I'd put external AC on the audio interface and drive array, along with the mac and monitor, for 4 total AC plugs.

My hope is someone develops a rackmount kit for this tube that actually works. It's only as tall as the old tower was wide, so there's that, but the odd shape and the cooling pattern will require careful rack mounting.

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