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http://www.apple.com/macpro/



http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060807-7435.html

Apple unveils new "Mac Pro" towers

8/7/2006 12:36:43 PM, by Ken Fisher

As predicted, Apple has unveiled a new line of towers for the Mac faithful, and as we speculated last month, it's all about the dual Woodcrest. The transition to Intel has made its stop at the PowerMac station, and more than the name is changing.

Calling it the high-end machine "customers have dreamed of," Steve Jobs said that the new "Mac Pro" towers will sport Xeon chipsets for Intel's new dual-core Xeon 5100 at speeds of up to 3GHz at launch (2.0, 2.66 and 3.0GHz across the spectrum). All models will ship with two physical CPUs, meaning two Xeons per tower. A dual 2.66GHz Xeon 5100 box with 1GB of RAM, an NIVIDIA GeForce 7300GT (256MB of RAM) and a 16x SuperDrive will cost $2499. Citing the oft-made claim that Apple computers are pricey, Jobs called it a "myth" and said that similar machines from Dell could run almost $1,000 more.

Jobs described the new towers as being significantly more powerful than the previous G5-based offerings, saying that they were 1.6 to 2.1 times faster than the G5 quad. As usual, the exact nature of the benchmark used was not clear.[Update: It is now listed as SPEC CPU2000.]

He also touted the interior of the case, which has been redesigned for the new architecture. The towers now have room for four hard drives (or up to 2 TB of storage), 4 PCIe slots including an extra-wide slot for graphics, and there's even room for a second optical drive. Interestingly, the exterior of the enclosure remains the same despite endless rumors stating that it would change. The new towers will also support up to 16GB of RAM.

Jobs also said that there will be an ATI Radeon X1900 XT upgrade soon. Additionally, Bluetooth and Airport are optional.

The new Mac Pro towers are shipping today.
also, Leapord sneak peek

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/

 

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looks like apple wasnt lying about it being a bargain.

http://blog.dealnews.com/?p=45

New Mac Pro a bargain?

The base price of the new Apple Mac Pro Quad Desktop ($2,499) might have some people reeling from sticker shock. But during the keynote speech today at WWDC, Apple compared the Mac Pro to an equivalent Dell workstation and found the Mac to be much cheaper. We figured we’d check their math, and sure enough, when compared to a similarly-equipped Dell system, the Mac Pro comes out looking like an absolute bargain.

Take the Dell Precision Workstation 690, for instance. When kitted out with two Intel Xeon 5150 2.66GHz dual-core processors, 250GB hard drive, 2GB of 667MHz RAM, and 16x DVD burner, you’ll end up paying $3,637. That’s over $1,100 more than the base Mac Pro, which has a similar configuration. And unlike the Mac Pro, which can run Windows XP via Boot Camp, I wouldn’t expect to see Mac OS X supported on this Dell any time in the near future.

Jeff C., Editor
 

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MS is killing VirtualPC

http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/08/20060807190057.shtml

maybe that's why apple was being so forthright @ WWDC about leaving vista in the dust.

i wish they would just drop their hardware platform, make a x86 version of OSX, and develop something similar to ActiveX or back OpenGL more.

if developers thought they could get as much out of OpenGL and OSX was widespread enough there would be no reason not to make cross-platform games. thus eliminating the one major attraction of windows.

you can run OSX on a pc now, it's just less hardware compatible
http://www.osx86project.org
 
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