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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Looks?
by ezraz on Thu 13th Jun 2013 13:56 UTC
ezraz
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2012-06-20

What kind of person can slam the looks of a pro machine? This is utter non-sense. It's too pretty? Too ugly? Too small? Too unusual? Are you people all in 6th grade?

"I don't like the shape, it reminds me of [blank]." I hope you don't plan your business around such drivel.

Not very professional, and nothing to do with the thing becoming your main rig.

How about is it fast? Now and in the next couple of years?

Is it quiet, power efficient, and provide all the things you need to start working?

How many OS's can it run, natively?

Can it run multiple large monitors, current and coming formats?

Can you purchase one and offer services to clients (or bosses) that you couldn't before?

Can you complete your current tasks faster than before?

Will it be reliable? Can it be serviced or replaced quickly?

Is it built well? aka can it be moved without disaster?

Can you get the same thing from another maker for cheaper?


So many commenters don't have a Mac, or touched an iMac once, and now they are experts proclaiming the errors of Apple's ways. Yet for 30+ years Apple has innovated in the desktop/workstation/mobile space.

The old power mac was like a relic from the 90's - a huge, heavy tower that hummed like a race car and burned electricity like it was free. You could cram it with 4 cards and 4 huge drives and make a frankenstein machine that would impress anyone from 1995. But it's 2013 and i just made an album on an iPad (mostly). Thinderbolt/Firewire/USB3 have made internal expansion a thing of the past. Manufacturers in audio have been going away from cards for several years now.

If this angers you, sorry, I suggest you put your feelings in a wordperfect doc and copy it over to floppy then send my way.

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