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: Comment by MOS6510
by Laurence on Wed 12th Jun 2013 06:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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I'd buy one just for its looks.

The original iMac (G3), the iMac G4 and the Cube. It has indeed been a while since Apple came with not only a beautiful computer, but also one that emits a personality.

I don't find this design beautiful. In fact I think it's rather ugly (particularly when compared to the Cube which was "eye candy", But beauty is a matter of personal preference.

However what really does interest me about the Mac Pro is how it's cooling works. From an engineering perspective, I thing the design is impressive - perhaps even beautiful at an intellectual level if not aesthetically pleasing at an emotional level.

Not sure if I'd want to buy one though - I'm not the biggest fan of OS X (not that I think there's anything wrong with it - that's just personal preference) and the price tag of Apple's hardware is a little expensive if you're just planning on wiping the devices and install Linux / FreeBSD. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 12th Jun 2013 07:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I don't want to damage my fanboy image, but a little voice inside of me says we need to wait to see if the cooling actually works. It's easier to say that something works than to make it happen.

The Cube looked nicer and so did the iMac G4 (IMHO). But they are no more (well, I do have an iMac G4) and the Mac Pro soon will be and be the most powerful Mac ever. Only to imagine that power in such a small shell makes it beautiful for me.

And I guess they'd make very nice servers.

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