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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Taylor View Post
    I said goodbye to FCP and bought premiere 5.5. So is the next step goodbye mac, and hello windows?
    You'd be surprised how many people are doing just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tehben Dean View Post
    What if the MacPro where to turn into a modular computer along the lines of EPIC. Processor modules, graphics modes, I/O modules, etc. you just stack as many of them up as you want... Infinitely expandable. Now that would be amazing!
    Call me and lets make it happen ;-) Infiniband sort of was made for that purpose, linking CPU's, but they havent really taken off yet, not sure if they ever do. I would love the scaleable idea of a blade server, where the OS is running on top of how many blade servers you insert. Such a thing could crush anything within reason.
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    I can't say as I am surprised, its been tossed around for a while in general conversation. Apple are making so much on consumer gear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Weiss View Post
    As Matthew Yohe noted on macrumors article, the source of this rumor is the same one that made this graphic:
    This "source" has a history... They're batting 0 for about 11 right now on the Mac hardware rumors. I really can't believe the rumor sites waste time noting it. Oh, wait, they gotta have something juicy to drive traffic to the site... And as long as it's a "rumor" reported by someone else, there's no call for journalistic integrity. Not that such a thing exists anymore, anyway....

    And that stupid chart they show on the Macrumors site (I didn't bother to look at AppleInsider) is just that, stupid. Mac Pro sales met a record high in unit sales in 2010 with the Westmere update. It's in Apple's annual report. Sorry. I don't buy this for one minute. I do however believe that a newly-designed Mac Pro is coming with the next revision. I expect it to be smaller, sleeker and somewhere between the current tower and the discontinued XServe. Something more in-line with what the current state of the market would dictate.
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    I'll take your word for it Jeff. Not that it affects me one iota. But its interesting nonetheless.

    I'm surprised they didn't staple onto the end of the article, that was why Automatic Duck was now free :D
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    Jeff. True enough...

    BUT there's obviously a strugge within the Apple Campus as to where to go.
    There was probably a FCP 8 that made Mark happy and saying that we should bet on it.
    FCP-X is obviously not that program.

    The server and XSAN story MAY be like dropping floppies in a visionary move. But it may also not be so.

    Just thinking about how much the iGadgets outsell their computers, is a reality check as to what may very well seem like a logical boardroom decission.

    Apple have a very distinct history of leaving users in the cold when they feel like it is the right thing to do.

    And their absolute no-communication wit pro base and large lisencee holders, is kinda frustrating, while a mail to the resolve team may end up with a fixed beta within 24 hours...

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    I for one certainly hope it's not true. If those concerned would fill out the brief form at http://www.apple.com/feedback/macpro.html and voice your concerns, it might have more of an impact than hand-wringing and speculating on the demise of the MacPro here.

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  8. #28 They Were Right About Final Cut 
    The were right back in May 2010 about Final Cut being turned into a Prosumer app:

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...prosumers.html

    I didn't want to believe them then and I don't want to believe them now but John Gruber (Daring Fireball) agrees:

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/10/31/ai-mac-pros
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Gottshalk View Post
    You'd be surprised how many people are doing just that.
    I am not surprised at all. I think lots of people are doing the same thing. Pragmatism is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tehben Dean View Post
    What if the MacPro where to turn into a modular computer along the lines of EPIC. Processor modules, graphics modes, I/O modules, etc. you just stack as many of them up as you want... Infinitely expandable. Now that would be amazing!
    I can't seriously see apple doing that. No track record of modularity that, as far as I know.
    On another note, I do know that I would not want to be stuck with buying a new iMac every couple of years. I would rather have a machine where I can upgrade the GPU and ram etc at will!
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