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No. But at $80 bucks or whatever OEM XP is..

My rig has Server 2003 Ent on it.

So if you want to compare OS fuctionality.. I am game

(It is my root in my little domain forest... running DHCP, DNS, WINS, Certificate Services (I had to root some certs for a friend), IIS, Term Services and File/Print.)

Not to mention, I can run apps I need for work, like SQL2005. (But I run that on a dual 240 instead.)

And I don't need to water cool it. Thermaltake's on it keep it under 40c under full load, servicing is easier and I kinda like the humm of the 6 fans in the Antec 3u case (I have a growing pile of 1u-3u systems.. desktops I have little interest in except as gaming rigs - that I might water cool.)

Then again..

I always go for the right tool. I equip my designers with Macs, devs with x86 Windows PCs, doc writers either Mac or PC (their choice) and run all servers on x86 (Windows or *ux.)

I am sort of looking forward to what kind of tinkering will be opened up with the Mac move to i86. Still a little early to tell.. The PowerPC model sucked in the tinkering department. I have higher hopes now

Not to mention, the dual Italy is meant for server - it runs circles around the G5 for that.. anandtech said it best:
"The server performance of the Apple platform is, however, catastrophic. When we asked Apple for a reaction, they told us that some database vendors, Sybase and Oracle, have found a way around the threading problems. We'll try Sybase later, but frankly, we are very sceptical. The whole "multi-threaded Mach microkernel trapped inside a monolithic FreeBSD cocoon with several threading wrappers and coarse-grained threading access to the kernel", with a "backwards compatibility" millstone around its neck sounds like a bad fusion recipe for performance. "

(Though, I haven't cracked the case of the PowerMac yet.. and I haven't yet seen a new iMac...)
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Fair enough. btw the inside of the Power Mac G5 is like a work of art.
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post #33 of 43
Not only the inside.. the outside too

Although, the one thing I have fought with more on Macs than any other computer is the effin power button. It is pretty, but for some reason I find myself fighting with it more often than not (though, I have an Asus system that I tend to just hit the rocker switch on the back to turn it off after fighting with the power button too...)

When are they sending the G-seriess accross to i86? Do they have an intent to? (Rather than just standard consumer systems...)
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The Power Mac (Mac Pro or whatever stupid name they'll end up calling it) will be most likely running Conroe/Cloverton the day it comes out.

Edit: Don't you sleep your Macs? I haven't turned mine off since 10.4.6. Mine restart once every update.
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Ah, Conroe would be about the right timing.

And some do, some don't. We have to move them around a lot (in a lab, etc.) and about the only way I know I can reliably turn them off (esp if they are in a pissed off state) is to pull the power
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Here is a picture of my basement, I get about 100,000 WU per day

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Blue Gene is the most powerful computer in the world, correct?
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I would sell my kids to get a few hours on that thing...
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I'm sure your kids wouldn't appreciate that. And anyway, what would you use it for?
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I would sell my kids to get a few hours on that thing...


And yes, these are the most powerful computers in the world.
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