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: I think it's exciting
by Lobotomik on Wed 12th Jun 2013 09:18 UTC in reply to "I think it's exciting"
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>> The expansion bus is no longer an edge connector, it's a serial cable.

The expansion bus is *AGAIN* not an edge connector, it's a serial cable. Steve Jobs hailed this as a great advancement in computing when the original Macintosh was launched: It was sealed, because it was an "appliance", but it had two 1Mbps serial ports which he said were an insanely great way to provide expansion. It was not, at the time, so the Mac II came with NuBus.

Now we're back to square one with a serial bus. OK, Thunderbolt is 20K times faster than the original RS423, and serial buses have proved their immense practicality, especially USB. But it still looks stupid to me to pay a fortune to have an insanely beautiful computer on the desk, only nestled in a jumble of data cables and power cables and power warts and different but equally ugly external boxes.

It will look insanely elegant, however, if you simply plug it into LAN and file to shared servers, and use Bluetooth (Apple) keyboards, mice and monitors, which looks like the way this thing should be used.

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RE[2]: I think it's exciting
by JAlexoid on Wed 12th Jun 2013 10:52 in reply to "RE: I think it's exciting"
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You are missing one thing though, the external enclosures will probably cost more than the MacPro itself. Thunderbolt enclosures today cost about $500 a pop and go to thousands of dollars.

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