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Yeah I'm trying to sort out what size to buy also. I am still using my Rev A 12" PowerBook (it's name is MiniMe) and while I love the size of the case I no longer love the small screen. Many web pages don't even fit without a scroll bar at the bottom. The 13" MBP looks good, but I wonder if that screen is big enough. It is much wider and that would be an improvement. However, I also want as much power as I can get to process Tivo files and the like - the 15" MBP seems...
There are keyboards here that are derived from the IBM Model M which was designed to mimic the Selectric:http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/keyboards.html
Mac Pros are comparably priced with their like kind from HP and others. You are paying for build quality and thus longevity. I have a rack stuffed with various Mac Pros and elderly G5s that still pull their weight. Failures are infrequent and when they happen Apple Care has taken care of the issue quickly and thus paid for itself. I can't take the risk of using a home built system for a profit center in my facility. When I buy computers I buy the high end name brands...
In my office we don't deny privileges in general. Pretty much every computer is shared in one way or another and most everyone has admin privileges. I have a multi-terabyte RAID that is shared off an Xserve and yes people can and do delete things. That is why I run Time Machine to another multi terabyte RAID for those "oops" problems on a daily basis, The whole RAID is backed up via Retrospect to LTO4. Individual project folders are also put to permanent archive on...
You mean like a . .. I dunno . . . a cube?
The company I work for has no roadmaps. We buy what we need when we need it if the money is there.
I disagree. I work for a post production/editorial/motion design company and if someone came to us with a really big job and we needed more hardware fast we might find this supply constraint a big problem. We have to run pretty lean (particularly these days) and cannot afford to have excess and idle hardware lying around. We have found ourselves in this very situation a a couple of times in the past.Sure we could probably find something that would get the job done,...
Couldn't this just mean that he Mini has finally been dropped?
Yes pros used broadcast grade Beta decks for many many years and then moved to the digital form. It's called Digital Betacam. And yes it is still in use although I believe Sony has stopped making the machines. Now there is HDCAM and it is based on Beta as well. HDCAM decks can play DigitBeta and there are some other models that can record it, but they don't have Digibeta as their primary design function. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCAM
I think you are right. By having a single internal bus and say 3 ports on the outside they have eliminated a whole bunch of stuff taking up space and using power inside. My concern are with the cables and their incompatibility with everything else already existing. This means for Light Peak to succeed there will need to be cheap converters from Light Peak to Ethernet, Firewire, USB, etc., etc., etc. We don't want to see a repeat of the ADC adapter fiasco again (some...
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