The Stephen Fry article from the weekend reminded me to post about this topic. Apple once broadcast a lot of pride in their cluster computing efforts. As they moved to thunderbolt the promise of seamless sharing of processors should have become reality. Instead, we never got a consumer xGrid interface, or anything remotely resembling consumer-level distributed computing. Same thing with distributed local storage, where your home cluster could share open space. Any efforts went away in favor of iCloud. And don't get me wrong, iCloud is great for small Pages or Preview files. What about the hundreds of movies I have gathered over the years? All these home movies?
Apple wants us to store all our photos in the cloud, but unlike our music, they want us to pay for it. Why can't we just leverage the networked empty storage on our local devices? Of course the answer is 'not in Apple's financial best interest." But isn't Apple about customer experience? If Apple provided the only seamless home user infrastructure, as easy as setting up a time capsule for backups, wouldn't that be in their best interest of stickiness, ease of use, or exceptional customer experience?
With the Mac Pro due for a refresh, with Alexa etc eating up first mover advantage for home control, with local files getting ever larger, what's stopping Apple from *finally* releasing a home server solution?
Yes, stick with 10.6.8 if your software allows it - mine still does. I manage a Prepress department and still run OS X server 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro (the 2007 G5 Xserve doesn't match intel Mac Pro's) with connection via fibre to a rock solid XRaid (bought in 2007 and no failed parts or drives yet - knocking on wood as I type this) and fibre to a tape library plus 1 GB and 10GB network cards to iSCSI storage and user network. Apple didn't know what they had when they cancelled those professional products.
Ahh 10.6..8... what an OS We are running 10.5 server on a 2009 Mac Pro. Replaced the graphics card on it a month ago a brought it back to life. I did experiment running Mojave file server and time machine server while working out how to resurrect our Mac Pro. -
A workaround but happy being back on 10.5 server.everything just works the way I like it.
SomeJuan: M1X... 16 cores of CPU, 16 cores of GPU, 4nm TSM fab, katy bar the door...
Jan 16, 2021 6:45:11 GMT -8
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
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Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 11:42:52 GMT -8
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 12:25:17 GMT -8
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 12:32:18 GMT -8
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 11:54:46 GMT -8
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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