Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 15:46 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Mac OS X "The advent of Vista and Mac OS X, along with the ascension of Linux, add new dimensions to a long-time controversy. Now more than ever before, the Mac OS is the most cost effective operating system of all."
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re[9] Heh
by Simba on Sat 4th Aug 2007 00:26 UTC
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Just for fun, I upped the specs of my system. Here are my changes:

* 6Gb of RAM
* 1 Terabyte of hard disk space
* Quadro FX 5500 1GB GDDR2 video card.

I'm still only at $3,598.26, which is $1,500 cheaper than the Mac Pro... And my video capabilities now far exceed anything Apple can even provide. Apple doesn't even offer a video card that high end for the Mac Pro.

We can continue this if you would like. But Mac is going to just keep losing. Like I said, I've already speced out the video card to higher than it is even possible to go on a Mac Pro.

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RE[10] Heh
by Tuishimi on Sat 4th Aug 2007 13:20 in reply to "re[9] Heh"
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That's a mobo that supports multiple core 2 duos?

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RE[11] Heh
by tpaws on Sat 4th Aug 2007 15:09 in reply to "re[9] Heh"
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Hmmm... Are you in the habit of building more RAM into your computer than it can use? Maybe you are in the habit of putting high end graphics cards into servers? Me thinks you are talking out your rear I/O.,1000000121,39288396,00.htm

The right equipment for the job is always more econimical, and it is always a bad investment buying the wrong equipment for the task. In our shop we use Mac's for production. The bean counters are happy with their XP machines in their offices, and proud they saved a few bucks. Personally I think we would save more with systems management costs if we used all Mac's, rather than splitting the IT requirements. In business we capitalize our new hardware, so after depreciation there is really no cost difference other than maintainence. Our Mac's cost us just under 20% of our total systems maintenance, yet we run 4X as many Mac's as we do XP machines. All the necessary software we need in the office is available for Mac, and training 3 people would not be expensive. We would be dollars ahead after the first 6 months. If it was up to me alone, we would be all Mac.

Excuse me for thinking in a business sense, rather than as home / gamer user. I thought that was what the article was discussing. We are not a big business, but many business's of similar size would benefit greatly from using Mac. Bigger organizations likely would not.

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