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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RE: Just say no to the new Mac Pro
by Morgan on Fri 14th Jun 2013 18:18 UTC in reply to "Just say no to the new Mac Pro"
Morgan
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You'd be better off ditching OS X for BSD or even GNU/Linux than building a Hackintosh for production work these days. Even building an exact replica of Lifehacker's continuously current Hackintosh reference machine leaves one with all sorts of annoying minor issues that add up to a bad experience in the end. It's counterproductive to build a machine that takes so much effort to maintain, just because your platform choice doesn't suit you on a particular day. It's a hobby and nothing more (not that there's anything wrong with that).

If you absolutely have to have OS X, why not go with a maxed out Mac mini? I don't know what kind of work you do, but unless you need the dual GPUs or 16 CPU cores, a current-gen mini is quite a powerful machine for nearly any job requiring that OS.

Or if you do need multiple GPUs, you could grab a current model Mac Pro while they are still available, and you'll have a fully upgradeable machine that will last at least seven to ten more years (assuming OS releases post-Mavericks will support it).

I just don't get this attitude of "Apple announced some piece of crap that will one day replace what I know and love, oh well I better jump ship right now even though current models are still available!" Screw that, take advantage of dropping prices on what still works for you, or find a platform better suited to your obviously mission-critical needs.

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