10 things that should be in Apple’s next Mac Pro

A lot of points they make do kinda conflict, asking for more for a lower price. However, there are a lot of good points. The points I agree on are ditching fireware for esata, and onboard raid controllers. October 12, 2007 (Computerworld) — The recent word from The Inquirer that Apple may be hoarding all of Intel’s new 45nm Penryn processors — and possibly paying for the privilege — has prompted a lot of speculation about the future of Apple’s Mac Pro desktop lineup. Apple’s professional machines, which now use Intel Xeon Cloverton chips topping out at 3 GHz, are called workstations by Apple and offer quad- and eight-core configurations. They’re fast, and they sport professional prices to match, with top-of-the-line eight-core units starting at $3,997. Read More

A lot of points they make do kinda conflict, asking for more for a lower price. However, there are a lot of good points. The points I agree on are ditching fireware for esata, and onboard raid controllers.

October 12, 2007 (Computerworld) — The recent word from The Inquirer that Apple may be hoarding all of Intel’s new 45nm Penryn processors — and possibly paying for the privilege — has prompted a lot of speculation about the future of Apple’s Mac Pro desktop lineup. Apple’s professional machines, which now use Intel Xeon Cloverton chips topping out at 3 GHz, are called workstations by Apple and offer quad- and eight-core configurations. They’re fast, and they sport professional prices to match, with top-of-the-line eight-core units starting at $3,997.

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ZAP (which stands for Zero Air Pollution) announced another new entry to its electric car stable, an as-yet-unnamed sedan that will apparently sell for $30,000. The California based company claims their new model will reach a top speed of 100 mph, and will have a 100-mile range between charges. But here's where this story gets really interesting: ZAP announced a different model back in January which still hasn't seen the light of day, and AutoblogGreen questions whether the company has been using press releases as a method of increasing their stock price for short term cash-flow. Competitors like Tesla have prototypes on the road, but no such luck with ZAP, which certainly raises a number of questions, and definitely gets you thinking about the word vaporware.

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Setting up daily, weekly and monthly MySQL Database Backups using AutoMySQLBackup

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