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Maybe we can get HP and Apple to collaborate on OSX on an HP built computer. (Tongue firmly in cheek) Workstations are one of the few areas in which HP continues to be profitable. Quality machines, too bad they run Windows. Also doing OK with printer ink. I still can't quite understand why a company with over 100 billion in cash can't do a decent revision of the Mac Pro or it's successor more often than they have. At their price point they would be profitable, not a...
Feature films were and still are edited on Macs, mostly Avid, but they have platform equality on Windows. If things don't change the Mac won't be the a factor. Creators are abandoning the Mac, very reluctantly, for Windows workstations. I never will. Many of us are holding our breath.  High end audio production is another leader. If you don't understand that artists lead the culture, you need to go back to school.
Spoken like a bean counter.
Thanks for an intelligent post. Some of us do deal with terabytes. Those with greatest need for a powerful platform set the pace for the culture. When Apple gives up that position, they are on their way down. Kleenex. Done with this.
Some of us need Xeons and high end graphic options. As long as we are embedding links, take a look at a "pro" (aren't we all, really?) whose main concern is photography. Video has even higher requirements. http://macperformanceguide.com/index_topics.html#AppleCoreRot  Not to say that I am this negative, but I think he has a point. 
Nice graph. Once every four years is hardly constant demand. Yes we need some stability, but not ossification. What I am saying can be said in many fewer words than you used. We need a current technology workstation class Mac. It used to be important to the brand. Constant revamping of the OS combined with Apple's penchant for secrecy makes it difficult for developers of both hardware and software to hit a moving target. this stuff is not cheap. Of course Apple is in it...
Pathetic response to many of the most loyal Apple customers.
Correction, there is space for two drives in the 2012 27" iMac, at least Fusion, which doesn't interest me for video. Changing anything in that department seems to require major (non-user) surgery to the display panel.
@JeffDM, quote: You say you're not trolling, but you say a new OS every six months? Because trolls tend to fudge the numbers. The real number is a year.   I was the exclusive Avid (video editing) dealer in Hawaii for many years. Installed around 150 Mac systems.  Always worked. No troll here. Even once a year is too often unless they are just bug fixes. Even point updates, which can come many times in that period, can break things, both hardware and software. The new...
BTW, how many internal boot drives can you put in an iMac, not partitioned? I know keyboard shortcuts and need no instruction. An iMac is not a substitute for a Mac Pro. Yes, I know, "Something really great is coming". Some of us have to budget in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars , and that is not too much to go on. Have you ever heard of the phrase "Business Plan"? BTW, I will never go to Windows, thus my ardor. No trolling here. And a new version of...
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