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: Quartz
by calden on Sun 16th Jun 2013 07:23 UTC in reply to "Quartz"
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I don't think I know anyone who uses GNUstep, if you need/want full Cocoa support then people will buy a Mac. I work for a small 3D animation firm, we do commercials, product and architectural model design. Our firm used to use MacPro's but have recently moved over to HP workstations and we can't be happier. You can praise Apple's OSX till your heart explodes with glee but the real truth of the matter is Apple has been backing off from the professional side of computing for a while now, their nuetered pro software has proven this. The new MacPro albeit powerful is not what medium to large firm wants. I have a few friends over at Pixar and Dreamworks and they too have replaced almost all of their Macs with HP Z stations. HP is committed to the workstation crowd by not only providing custom solutions but the support that's needed to properly integrate their hardware into any infrastructure. Apples institutional support is an absolute joke, it takes 3 - 4 days for them to send anyone out and they don't deal with third party software. HP not only responds the same day but sends out personal who know's their hardware and software that the customer is using. The new MacPro is for wealthy consumers who need the extra power, universities and small firms who are committed to Apple hardware, they might sell to a few new company's who don't know any better but I doubt they will have any major saturation. I'm not saying the HP Z stations are the best in the industry but they defiantly get the job done and with their tool less cases, upgrading, repairs are so easy they're an absolute pleasure to own.

Not to say the Mac Pro isn't cool because it is. I really enjoy Mac products, my Air is a great companion.

Edited 2013-06-16 07:29 UTC

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