quote:>I would immediately insist on using XServes just because they're from Apple.<
Explains why you don't make buying decisions for your company... rant... rant ... rant
quote:The fact that I actually enjoy doing my work with OS X, and find myself being more productive with desktop applications, doesn't mean that if I were making the buying decisions for my company, I would immediately insist on using XServes just because they're from Apple.
quote:Can I run Windows fully with this machine?
quote:It's not Apple's fault, but FB-DIMMs absolutely kill memory latency; even running in quad channel mode, the FB-DIMM equipped Mac Pro takes 45% more time to access memory than our DDR2 equipped test bed at the
quote:Somebody obviously has never used the multithreaded encoder of the LAME MT project. I see gains of up to 50% with that.
quote: Sure, that may not be relevant for a mac pro user, but it is proof that MP3 encoding benefits from SMT.
quote:Is there a 64bit version of OS X for the Intel platform?
quote:EFI is an average/cheap mobo maker at best (not to say unreliable, just average in function, and performance). They are no DFI, or ASUS, not even close.