So, my last post was about my angst about replacing my 2008 Mac
Pro tower, the best Mac I’ve ever owned. So what happened? Well,
upon further reflection:
The idea of a 2012 Mac Pro, even the CPU-upgraded Ramjet
aftermarket ones, fell off the radar because with Apple’s
definition of obsolescence, that hardware will become
unmaintainable as soon as 2018.
Similarly, someone pointed out that with the very idea of a
third-party graphics card no longer in any of Apple’s shipping
Macs, it could become difficult for the Hackintosh community to
keep going. No idea if this is true, but it makes sense, I
If I wanted a year-old iMac, or the new MacBook Pro, I could
have bought either of those ages ago and wouldn’t be in this
Waiting isn’t really an option, with my 2008 machine not
supported by Sierra.
I think my needs, for development and especially for video work
(Motion and Wirecast, mainly) are best served by the Mac Pro. Even
the pathetic, three-year-old Mac Pro, because what I want is lots
of cores, silent operation, and expandability of RAM and storage,
something the iMac and MacBook Pro can’t offer.
Given his situation and needs, I think he made a reasonable decision. But “capitulation” is exactly the right word.