Originally Posted by geekdad
WOW great post! I have said the same time and time again. Well done and though out! :-)
Thanks. I think it deserves another post. Which I'll do in a second.
Look, Apples so called experience really is that good too though and why Redmond can't figure out an iLife package is unthinkable given the amount of resources. Perhaps they should by Acid from Sony who bought it from Sonic Foundry. Which I've produced several libraries from, and then hire someone to give it it's own flair, just like Apple did to emagics logic. The thing is though, Apple cares more about Garage Band than they do Logic and as you read in my post Apple has this fear, unfounded i may add, that anying semi pro, takes away from mac pro sales and that simply is not true. There used to be the G5 in the studios and then all the matte screen, white chin iMacs were in the other smaller studios and graphics but what happened when they switched over to intel was they realized that the iMac was so powerful for it's time, that they made glossy only to discourage graphic department, photogrphers, web designers and admin, I mean jobs himself said he saw an iMac in evey home if you watch the very first iMac keynote.
The problem was price to performance as we were at the days when AMD had the 1.0 ghz Athlon and for about three years, similar to Apple, Intel needed an EXTRA 900-1.0 ghz MORE just to benchmark the same as a slower athlon, plus intel had a lot of heat issues.
Still, the white leno chin iMac was great for secondary usage with creatives however, upon switching to intel, they now outclassed the G5 so Apple had to apple stop gaps be it no more matte or with MacBooks, terrible graphics.
Again, Apple simply refuses to accept that having an 8 core headless, with pcie slots and users choice of graphics card and ram, that they would make more money, not less. The Pro markets are dying. Even top artists are DIY types now Nd a lot use. Laptop.
Gamers ? Their sales are larger than all of video DVDs and music combined so they would be on board as so wouldn't the pros and prosumers. Apple would make a killing but they keep dealing machines they think the public wants Nd have yet to go after the largest chunck if money. It's foolish that the mac pro is made up of server parts in orde to keep you from upgrading your own ram as well as to keep prices high.
Apple needs to release a 16/32 core mac pro and an headless mid rangev$800 machine and make sure it flys as I say below, if you build. Hacntosh for $800 you have the benifit of the bios which allows you to over clock the front side bus and CPU reulting in fantastic results, all with air cooling.
The thing thst really slapped pros in the face was this though.
The white mb glu benchmarked at 70% but was useless for games or fps. Then a newer gpu came out. It benchmarked at 171% above a G5. Could you play games on it????? Nope. But you coud run motion and a few weeks later Apple releases a revised gpu and sure enough no more motion and it benchmarked OpenGL at 70% again. So did it affect consumers? No. Gamers? No. You still couldn't play games on it, but Apple was so paranoid about a few Proa using it for motion they went through the trouble of releasing anew hardware gou just in order to keep a few motion users from having something for$999 instead of $2000 when the reality is, a fast machine, decently priced and you will have a huge user base
the argument quality is out the door to as now even though designed in USA it's assembled else where.
Here is the other post. May seem redundant though but when you consider what they did to stop a few pros, those that kept them afloat preiphine, that apples one to one and pro care was bundled for $99 but now seperate, that one to one meant final cut or shake or logic training but now means iLife, .mac GONE, mm icon looks like windows, computers gone from the name, et-cetera, there a lot of things as a pro useer to be peeved about b
Ok ok the other post where I use Avid/ Digidesign as a company that got it and saw native computing as the future.
I think what he means by limiting is you van build a system that has a graphic card, esata ports and connect to a hdmi monitor. My 24" HD looks awesome, has 1920x1200 and HDMI and that's how I have my mac connected. My MBPro 15". One of the last with the express slot. Google laptop UAD devices for audio and you'll see how important that alot really is to musicians.
The beauty though is while pystar has this new device that allows you to install a retail disk, they have a free script over at osx86 for FREE and the beauty about a hackntosh, which I still have, is that it never, ever kernal panics on me. But the real hidden beauty is that by default it still has a bios which means you can overclock both the ram and CPU resulting in performances that run circles around Apple high end all for $800
or so and that's with most features you could think of, blue tooth, iChat, esata pcie cards, FireWire and a fast graphics card and in time in addtion to over clocking, if you get the right motherboard, you can swap out a faster CPU when it comes out. Instead of having to buy a new machine. They even have boot screens that can act just like apple and the real kicker is, you can't tell your on a pc, the experience is seemles and works.
That said, I am glad a lot of IT firms, moms, enthusiasts will upgrade as this make apple release more priced fairly computers. I can also give a real life testimwnt to it as well.
When I tried out vista, I was already using mac most off the time.
I have HIGH END FIREWIRE audio devices. It took more than a year for a driver to come out that worked with Vista.
With Windows 7, I attached the device and it just worked. Hardly anything popped up. It just started working so expect all those gamers, prosumers, audio, video users to also upgrade or build a hackntosh, as Apple is missing the mark on the fastest growing segment ever. The prosumer. These are the next big bands, directors, editors, plus as I've already said, game sales are more than music and video combined yet Apple has this fear if they release a headless machine, that pros will buy them. And Apples right, they would, saving the mac pro for the bigger studios, you would see these mid range in studios B and C the same way I saw iMacs back in the day with the PowerPC in the main studio. What Apple fails to get is alll the gamers, prosumers they would hVe. Millions. But ahh, apple runs into a problem. These gamers and enthusiasts that make up more sales than video/music combined, also want fast graphic cards, ao Applw would have to support all these graphic carda and in their eyes. Lose money as they know their markup on ram and gpus are not in line with what you can really get for your dollar.
I say it's all good. Hopefully the courier is by Microsoft only marking the first ever microsoft pc and then maybe apple releases mid range headless and tablet.
In the end. We all win.
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