Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE: MacPro
by laffer1 on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 20:08 UTC in reply to "MacPro"
laffer1
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2007-11-09

I'm in the same boat. A Mac Pro refresh needs to happen. It's obvious they're gong to drop optical drives and go to sandybridge xeons.. just get it over with already.

Funny thing is I put money into a new 5770 radeon card and bought some faster xeon's off ebay to beef up my Mac Pro 1,1. It's now an 8 core with current graphics, but I can't run mountain lion. If it weren't for that, I'd be content right now.

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RE[2]: MacPro
by Tony Swash on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 23:11 in reply to "RE: MacPro"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

I'm in the same boat. A Mac Pro refresh needs to happen. It's obvious they're gong to drop optical drives and go to sandybridge xeons.. just get it over with already. .


I too want a Mac Pro update but when you saw the list presented at the event today of all hardware/products that has been upgraded and redesigned this year one can see how busy their design team (which is not large) has been. I get the impression that the Mac Pro may also be redesigned and not just upgraded and I am hoping for something radical.

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RE[2]: MacPro
by whartung on Wed 24th Oct 2012 00:31 in reply to "RE: MacPro"
whartung Member since:
2005-07-06

A refresh would be nice if for nothing else to drive down the prices yet more of the older Mac Pros. I'm in the 1,1 boat as well, and considering just buying a more modern used one that can run Mountain Lion. But I too want to wait for Thunderbolt support so perhaps I can find out any requirements for adding a TB card to an existing Mac Pro.

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RE[2]: MacPro
by dhickman on Thu 25th Oct 2012 03:46 in reply to "RE: MacPro"
dhickman Member since:
2009-04-12

You can run Mountain Lion quite well on the 1,1. I have my old 1,1 running ml server right now.

Basically you use a hackintosh boot method to efi boot the 64 bit kernel. After that the os works fine. So you hackintosh your macintosh ;)

http://www.jabbawok.net/?p=47

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