It's much closer to a fair fight on the desktop front for Windows/Linux.
If you need to code on it.... just don't
I love my windows machine for doing all my leisure activities. Its a shame that after all these years they can't learn from linux/mac and make a decent dev environment
I remember how mind blowing it was to install pip/python on my windows when I was first starting out. Easily installing packages from the cmd, so revolutionary! /s
VirtualBox with Xubuntu Linux in Seamless mode for my Windows laptop. I bought a Windows laptop with a GTX 1070. Now I can do VR on my laptop, but bash in Windows was half baked. It's better to use VirtualBox!
i.e. I don't want to see macOS 10.13 being "trashcan or newer".
Hopefully you're right!
Kind of makes me want to corner Jony Ive and ask him what the hell was he thinking letting Microsoft steal that march.
> It’s worth noting that, when asked about a touch display here, in the context of efforts like Microsoft’s Surface Studio Schiller replies “No.”
> “That’s a whole other long discussion we can get into, but suffice it to say, it’s not a big need of the Mac Pro customers that we’re trying to address,” he says. “You mentioned again how we’re talking about both the iMac and MacBook – I do think that we have a two-prong desktop strategy with both iMac and Mac Pro, we think are each going to be important for pro desktops.”
Yet another indication of how out of touch with their customer base they've gotten?
The key idea of the Macintosh and the NeXT---the personal computer---is no longer foremost. Maybe it's time to swing back that way again.
So this is a panic PR move to stop core content creator loyalists jumping ship. If they were further advanced they'd be previewing stuff, not just bumping the trashcan specs a little.
I'm still not sure this is very developer friendly. Developers are a niche within a niche, although a disproportionately influential one. Developers probably care more about the MBP than the MacPro, and the MBP is where it is.
For the MP - I would guess we'll see previews in the autumn, with shipping early next year.
For apple engineers or for the customers? The words from apple make it seem like the goal is to improve modularity so that apple can make easier changes.
This is going to be great for software developers.
For the dev segment, I hope they look at Homebrew stats and not just regular XCode users.
Seriously? They're blaming it on "the cleverness of its own design"?
But, I do plan to get a new big monitor, and will connect this to new machine running Linux and I can slowly start my transition. That way I can move without fear of missing anything.
This is my thinking at the moment.
It will be $500 more expensive since "pro" users can afford it.