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[4]: Oooh look
by lucas_maximus on Thu 19th Dec 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oooh look"
lucas_maximus
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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 That's a package that many web designers wrote off long ago as outdated and dead.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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