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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It looks nice ...
by p13. on Tue 11th Jun 2013 21:59 UTC
p13.
Member since:
2005-07-10

Once you take the cover off ...
The chassis is a nice bit of engineering.

Wouldn't buy it, though.
Not really a "powerful workstation" as much as it is a "powerful appliance".

Even if you could expand it using pci-e thunderbolt chassis thingamajigs, you'd still be dependent on those vendors, would have to add yet another cable. What about the next version of osx ... will it support chassis x with card y? What about leenucks compatibility? The SMC on nehalem mac pros (like mine) is pretty poorly supported as is ... i don't imagine that has gotten any better?

VERY cool design, though. I like it a lot! Reminds me of the apple of old, as Thom said.

Now ... wait for the next iLamp ...

Edited 2013-06-11 22:00 UTC

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RE: It looks nice ...
by darknexus on Tue 11th Jun 2013 22:19 in reply to "It looks nice ..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Who the hell buys Apple devices with Linux compatibility in mind? Hate to break it to you, but that's a pretty dumb move.

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RE[2]: It looks nice ...
by p13. on Tue 11th Jun 2013 22:35 in reply to "RE: It looks nice ..."
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Why would that be a dumb move?
It's always worked pretty well, up until now. Just a PC after all.

It's a common hardware platform with a large user base ... unlike the bazillion different pc combos from dozens of vendors, or home built machines ...

Edited 2013-06-11 22:38 UTC

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RE[2]: It looks nice ...
by Naomi on Tue 11th Jun 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE: It looks nice ..."
Naomi Member since:
2013-05-27

Linus Torvalds, for a time, anyway. I have no idea if he still does.

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RE[2]: It looks nice ...
by tylerdurden on Wed 12th Jun 2013 01:28 in reply to "RE: It looks nice ..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

some people actually like Apple's hardware but don't care about their software or prefer/require a different operating system(s) other than OSX.

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