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#241 of 249 ONLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted January 31 2014 - 06:26 AM

Sam, the best Windows PC I've found yet is my MacBook Pro in Bootcamp.

#242 of 249 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted February 01 2014 - 07:17 AM

Knowing what I know now, I'd probably buy a Mac Pro and install Windows, if I have to setup a custom workstation in the future.

I spoke too soon :) even in my dream world, I can't use Windows 8. So a Mac Pro is not yet an option.

From Ars:
"Some people were worried that the new Mac Pro's custom design would prevent it from getting Boot Camp support, but Apple does ship it with the Boot Camp utility (though Apple only offers drivers for Windows 8 and newer)."

#243 of 249 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted February 01 2014 - 07:33 AM

I spoke too soon :) even in my dream world, I can't use Windows 8. So a Mac Pro is not yet an option.
From Ars:
"Some people were worried that the new Mac Pro's custom design would prevent it from getting Boot Camp support, but Apple does ship it with the Boot Camp utility (though Apple only offers drivers for Windows 8 and newer)."

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#244 of 249 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted February 01 2014 - 08:26 AM

This is all daydreaming...but for a corporate solution, I wouldn't use OS X either. And I wouldn't hobble a Xeon install with a virtualizer intermediary :)



#245 of 249 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted February 01 2014 - 08:58 AM

This is all daydreaming...but for a corporate solution, I wouldn't use OS X either. And I wouldn't hobble a Xeon install with a virtualizer intermediary :)

A majority of corporate servers at my old job were virtualized (multiple "servers" running on the same physical machine, not any cross platform stuff necessarily although there was a mix of Windows and Linux).  You really aren't hobbling much of anything with virtualization.


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#246 of 249 OFFLINE   Dave Upton

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Posted February 01 2014 - 09:20 AM

Ted, the problem is that parallels and other clients don't have nearly as little overhead as say ESXi or Hyper-V

#247 of 249 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted February 01 2014 - 11:16 AM

If I'm buying a high-end Xeon system for scientific analysis, I don't want to reduce performance with a virtualizer.

And that's setting aside the Sisyphean task of getting a system's security controls approved with an OS running in an OS. A nominal Windows system is more than enough pain.

#248 of 249 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 11 2014 - 06:40 AM

Made for each other:

http://provideocoali...the-new-mac-pro


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#249 of 249 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted May 29 2014 - 04:48 PM

Curtains, for reals:
http://sploid.gizmod...dium=socialflow

I got halfway through that before I remembered the rule: If you watch a snuff film you are complicit in the crime. There would be no snuff films without knuckleheads to watch them. So, watch at your own peril.

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