Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:47 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

This thing is so damn awesome. I don't need it, but I still want one.

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RE[2]: Oooh look
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Oooh look"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The Mac Pro isn't for people doing low-level, scut work like web development. It's for people doing CGI animation, video editing, automotive design, architectural design, and scientific research (for example, the Mars Curiosity rover team overwhelmingly prefers Macs to Windows computers.)


Dude I have 8 core Xeon machine and 32gb of ram for "web development". Not all web developers work with PHP and Wordpress.

In gaming companies you are running software that isn't too different to real time trading platforms and I don't even work on the heavy stuff.

Edited 2013-12-19 19:15 UTC

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RE[3]: Oooh look
by fmaxwell on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Oooh look"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

Dude I have 8 core Xeon machine and 32gb of ram for "web development". Not all web developers work with PHP and Wordpress.


I'm running an 8 core Xeon Mac Pro (older generation), but it's gross overkill for much of what I do on it. Whether and/or why you really are pegging the 8 Xeon CPU cores often while doing web development is something I don't know.

The other poster was writing about Dreamweaver being his example of "professional" software. That's a package that many web designers wrote off long ago as outdated and dead.

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RE[4]: Oooh look
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Oooh look"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm running an 8 core Xeon Mac Pro (older generation), but it's gross overkill for much of what I do on it. Whether and/or why you really are pegging the 8 Xeon CPU cores often while doing web development is something I don't know.


I mainly do CMS development and the CMS we have (sitecore) while very solid is such a complicated beast and we have such a large number of content items I think running it for development (SQL Server only) takes about 2GB.

The other poster was writing about Dreamweaver being his example of "professional" software. That's a package that many web designers wrote off long ago as outdated and dead.


I believe our designers use that, I don't care much for it. I use PHPStorm for the smaller projects (intranet sites and intranet applications), we mainly use PHP because everyone on the Team knows it. The IDE while good is Java based and that is quite heavy as well.

Slightly aside, At home I have an older core 2 duo (which is getting upgraded once the XMAS bonus is paid), and VS2013, SQL SERVER 2012 and Sitecore is bringing it to its knees, so I will be buying a machine that is capable for the next 5 years at least.

Edited 2013-12-19 19:57 UTC

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RE[4]: Oooh look
by deathshadow on Fri 20th Dec 2013 03:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Oooh look"
deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

No actually, I was making FUN of dreamweaver as pointless idiotic bullshit because the SAYING I used about the Apple I usually use about Dreamweaver.

LMGTFY

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=%22The+only+thing+a...

Comprehension people, try it!

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