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Next-generation Mac Pro rumored to feature rack mount, stackable drives (

Apr 22nd 2011 8:25AM Well...historically Jobs has said things like "People don't read anymore", and then a year later launches the iPad, with it's bookstore and lots of hype around it. So he has been known to change his mind. :)

It would be nice to have a BluRay writer on the Mac Pros, as they get used in a lot for video production. It would be nice to be able to burn out BluRays of your projects when needed. But you're probably right about it not happening, because Steve doesn't like them. But how about giving the customer some choice here. I don't think it would cost Apple too much extra to implement BluRay support, and a lot of people would buy Macs with BluRay players.

Next-generation Mac Pro rumored to feature rack mount, stackable drives (

Apr 21st 2011 7:44PM It's about time these got an overhaul. I hope they make more space for cards, and higher speeds for the slots. For high end editing systems, you often wind up filling all of them up, with video playback cards, fiber channel cards and so on. Some people have actually been building Hackintoshes, to get a more powerful systems than what Apple could deliver, to run high end editing and effects tools on.

iPads surfing the Web outnumber Linux machines (

Apr 21st 2011 7:33PM I don't think those numbers are quite accurate. All the numbers I've seen, (e.g. ), have OSX with a considerably lower percentage, while the iOS number actually isn't too far off. The comparison is a bit faulty though, as if they're including iOS, they should be including Android (Linux), webOS (Linux), Symbian, BlackBerry and so on.

Farewell, Internet (Download Squad)

Apr 12th 2011 5:22PM That really sucks. I love Downloadsquad, and hate to see it go. All the best to the writers, and keep on trucking.

Google bids $900 million for Nortel's patents to protect against litigation trolls (Download Squad)

Apr 7th 2011 3:46PM @glacia Not having software patents at all, like much of the rest of the world, would also solve a lot of problems.

RunDroid dual boots Android and Windows Mobile on the HTC HD2 (Download Squad)

Mar 29th 2011 6:25PM @sarasmart Yes, you would have to sync twice, it's almost like having two different phones.

Mac OS X Lion features multi-user remoting, offers inexpensive Windows Server alternative (Download Squad)

Feb 28th 2011 8:19AM @Dr_white Well, I was assuming Chris was a mac fanboy, and that was why he got upset that there was one negative point in an otherwise positive article.As for me. I think Apple products are nice, but they leave you with a rather stale after taste.

Mac OS X Lion features multi-user remoting, offers inexpensive Windows Server alternative (Download Squad)

Feb 27th 2011 8:56PM @Chris Give the guy a break, the article was more or less all positive. If I was writing the article, I would have angled it in the direction of Apple giving up on the high-end server market. Their raids went first, then their server hardware, and now the server version of OSX is getting merged with the main one, and dumbed down for home users. It is kind of understandable, as Apple never really managed to make a dent in the server market, which is completely owned by Linux and Windows.

Mac OS X Lion: the multi-touch offspring of Windows 7 and iOS (Download Squad)

Feb 25th 2011 11:05AM People are really getting their panties in a bunch here. I guess it's like cursing in church to suggest Apple borrows ideas from Microsoft :)

Everyone borrows ideas of everyone else. If someone came up with a completely original operating system, it would be impossible to use, because it would be so different from anything we've used before. Progress happens in small increments.

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to ship with cloud-based FileVault? (Download Squad)

Feb 22nd 2011 10:54AM SpiderOak has been doing cloud based CROSS PLATFORM encrypted storage for a while now. They do all the encryption on your side, so even SpiderOak employes can't access your least that's what they say. :)

That said, encrypted cloud storage, isn't really compatible with the existing FileVault in OSX. FileVault creates a disk image which is mounted and contains all the files. Which means you would have to upload the whole disk image every time.