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The Mac Pro: oh, how Apple tempts me

:: Monday, August 7th, 2006 @ 10:23:03 pm

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Apple announced the new Mac Pro at WWDC today, and it looks sexy.* Despite all my bitching about Macs, I actually really want to go back to one. I was a diehard Mac person for five years, and even worked at Apple for a summer back in 1997 (a.k.a. The All-Time Low). There is always something that holds me back, though. Right now, it’s very simple:

1) No Photoshop Universal. LAME. 2) No dial-up via Blackberry and poor Blackberry support in general. 3) Nothing even close to Nelson Email Organizer Pro for e-mail.

1 is a must for what I do now. People who argue that it’s fast enough aren’t as impatient as I am.

2 is only necessary on a notebook.

3 I might be able to live without, but NEO Pro saves me so much time in my daily correspondence duties that I can’t imagine doing e-mail without it.

And so, I continue to wait.

* Now you see why I am still single…

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  • Adam Nash

    I think you are right to wait for the Universal Photoshop. Getting the “Mac Pro 1.1″ release, which will just be faster, better, cheaper is not a bad option. It seems the Macs are moving faster in terms of upgrades now that they are on Intel.

    Let’s go to Macworld 2007 and figure it out then. :)

    BTW I’ve heard Blackberry support is just fine with the third party software out there, assuming you are using the personal version. Enterprise is still best integrated with Exchange.

    I’m still at a loss for a good email app… good grief I’m still on Eudora.

  • http://www.bigblueimages.com Mike V

    what the hell is photoshop universal?!?!?!

  • http://alexking.org/ Alex

    BlackBerry support is barely tolerable with the 3rd party PocketMac software. I was explaining to Eric that in order to get it to sync my calendar, I had to archive (read: delete) years 1998-2005 from my calendars. It also won’t allow you to specify which calendars to sync and which not to sync. The address book fields don’t all map properly. It’s a real disaster.

  • http://echeng.com echeng

    Mike, you are funny. It’s that whole “stranded on a tropical island” thing, i think. hahaha…

  • http://www.bigblueimages.com Mike V

    How does one create a palm tree and girl in bikini smilie to put here?!?! along with the tongue sticking out smilie?!

  • http://echeng.com echeng

    You mean that lovely local woman who is lusting after you? :)

  • http://www.andybiggs.com Andy

    Yeah, I am using PocketMac for the Blackberry, and I have to say that it seems like I am walking on egg shells. I tried Entourage for about a week, and all of my syncs got all messed up with my contacts, calendar, to-do list and notes. Then I switched all of my 400mb of emails to Mac Mail, and things are getting simpler from an email standpoint, but some sync issues that happened a while back seem to still be present.

    Let’s just say that I backup very often.

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  • Curtis

    Have you checked out the dualcore t60 series. I just ordered one. But I do have to say the macs do look nice…

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