quote: Apple’s Phil Schiller also announced that the all-new Mac Pro will ship this December with a price tag of $2,999. That configuration will get you a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor, 12GB of RAM, dual FirePro D300 GPUs and a 256GB SSD.
quote: and its price was even comparable to dual processor workstations with the same hardware
quote: The decision I don't understand with the new Mac Pro is the use of a single processor versus dual processors. Intel grossly overprices its 12-core part; a 12-core Xeon is $2500, about double the price of an equivalent 10-core Xeon or quadruple the price of a 6-core Xeon. This means you can get two 6-core Xeons for about half the price of one 12-core Xeon and simultaneously have the ability to use twice the memory.
quote: $3000 for quad-core CPU, 12GB, and a 256GB SSD?
quote: Now that the new Mac Pro gets TWO pro cards as standard, now it even doesn't get mentioned, and the Mac Pro is a simple desktop machine :D
quote: It would be hillarious if it weren't so transparent and pathetic.
quote: On a related note, Apple has announced that OS X 10.9, Mavericks, will be a free download for all Mac hardware that supports the operating system.
quote: Improved multiple display support: The menu bar and the Dock can be accessed on each display; Apple TV can be used as an external display.Mission Control has been updated to organize and switch between Desktop workspaces independently between multiple displays.Finder enhancements, including tabs, fullscreen support, and document tags.Added new iBooks application.Added new Maps application.Calendar enhancements.Safari browser enhancements.iCloud Keychain sync.Notification Center enhancements.Some skeuomorphisms, such as the leather texture in Calendar and the book-like appearance of Contacts, have been removed from the UI.Timer coalescing, which enhances energy efficiency by reducing CPU usage by up to 72 percent.App Nap, which sleeps apps that are not currently visible.Compressed Memory, which automatically compresses data from inactive apps when approaching maximum memory capacity.Server Message Block version 2 (SMB2) is now the default protocol for sharing files.LinkedIn sharing integration.OpenGL 4.1OpenCL 1.2
quote: When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath.That means, thankfully, that the company hasn't yet transformed OS X into a desktop counterpart to iOS, but it also means that after 15 years, this once-revolutionary operating system is starting to feel a bit stale.Taken on its own, Mavericks is a bit underwhelming -- something we've said about the last few iterations of OS X as well.As in years past, we're left wanting a little more -- a truly revolutionary upgrade that will feel as state-of-the art as OS X did, way back in 2001.
quote: OS X upgrade is free. Updated apps like Garageband, Pages, Keynote, Numbers and many more Apple suite products are now free. And many of the apps look and act exactly the same and are synched in the iCloud identically so that users can’t even tell if they are using a Mac app or a IOS app [or a browser on a PC] unless they look down and see what device their are using. All of these push Apple’s software prowess into the forefront and give them an even greater edge over Android and Windows 8.1 especially when it comes to tablets. Don’t underestimate how important the software announcements made today are to Apple’s over competitive position. This is a big deal for them and their competitors.