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Old Dec 19, 2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Apple Releases EFI Firmware Update 2.0 for 2013 Mac Pro




Apple today released EFI Firmware Update 2.0 for the newly launched 2013 Mac Pro, which improves system reliability during reboot, fixes an issue with memory self-test, and improves graphics power management when using Boot Camp.
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Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update v2.0

This update is recommended for all Mac Pro (Late 2013) models.

This update improves system reliability during reboot, resolves an issue with memory self-test, and improves graphics power management when using Boot Camp.
The 5 MB EFI update should be available from the Mac App Store for all late 2013 Mac Pros and it can also be downloaded directly from Apple's Support site.

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Old Dec 19, 2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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The 7 people that receive one in 2013 will appreciate this update
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Already an update? That's reassuring.
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what a joke...
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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Still don't see it in the Mac App Store...








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Old Dec 19, 2013, 01:54 PM   #6
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Improves bits of Bootcamp?

Who on earth would sully this thing with a Windows boot partition?
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Improves bits of Bootcamp?

Who on earth would sully this thing with a Windows boot partition?
Could be for a Linux partition....not that I think that's any better than a Windows partition 💩
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Improves bits of Bootcamp?

Who on earth would sully this thing with a Windows boot partition?
It's a computer. Computers aren't limited to one operating system.

The first thing I'd do with one is install Windows 8.1 on it.

Then I'd put the real Microsoft Office, 3DMark, and all of my Windows-only games on it.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:09 PM   #9
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Battery life is massively improved.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:24 PM   #10
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This update is one that I wish I could receive.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:29 PM   #11
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Already an update? That's reassuring.
No joke.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:33 PM   #12
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Improves bits of Bootcamp?

Who on earth would sully this thing with a Windows boot partition?
In the words of the Onion, "in the business world, where people use computers for actual work and not just dicking around."
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:34 PM   #13
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Safari seems.... welp, nevermind
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:36 PM   #14
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Already an update? That's reassuring.
It just means they were improving software up until the day it shipped... and they continue to work. That's a good thing.

Microsoft is still trying to fix a bug in XP that's been around for 12 years.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:42 PM   #15
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Battery life is massively improved.
agreed - I got an extra 2 3/4 hours
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 02:43 PM   #16
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Could be for a Linux partition....not that I think that's any better than a Windows partition 💩
Actually it is a lot better than Windows. I have to suffer through Windows at work and have run Linux and a Mac else where, believe me Linux with all of its faults is far better.
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It's a computer. Computers aren't limited to one operating system.

The first thing I'd do with one is install Windows 8.1 on it.

Then I'd put the real Microsoft Office, 3DMark, and all of my Windows-only games on it.

Good luck with a 256 gb ssd.
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Already an update? That's reassuring.
Yeah it is, they are on top of it.
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Actually it is a lot better than Windows. I have to suffer through Windows at work and have run Linux and a Mac else where, believe me Linux with all of its faults is far better.
I prefer my Linux in a VM and let Windows get Boot Camp. Mainly for gaming reasons that Windows gets the honor to have a Bootcamp partition. If there was no Mac, I would be running a Linux as my primary OS. I treat Windows as a game launching OS that also runs the real Microsoft Office.

Would have to add $800 to the Mac Pro to get 1 TB before I use boot camp. I wish you can have 4 bays to put whatever drives you want.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 03:31 PM   #21
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The 7 people that receive one in 2013 will appreciate this update
Failed attempt at humor. There will be many more than 7 receiving this in 2013. And many more in Jan 2014.

Have a nice day.

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Still don't see it in the Mac App Store...

It's there. Just open your eyes.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 03:32 PM   #22
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It's a computer. Computers aren't limited to one operating system.

The first thing I'd do with one is install Windows 8.1 on it.

Then I'd put the real Microsoft Office, 3DMark, and all of my Windows-only games on it.
Don't be so eager to install 3dmark on this, though. You might be disappointed.
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 03:32 PM   #23
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I'm downloading it now...
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 03:36 PM   #24
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what a joke...
Sad that you don't understand the update concept.

Do you see how all OS's receive updates to fix problems. OK. Think about it for a minute. So, it's the same with firmware. Apple developed the firmware some time ago. At some point, it had to go into production. As bugs are found, firmware updates are released. So it's actually a good thing.

Spend some time thinking about this concept. It will make you feel better.

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Improves bits of Bootcamp?

Who on earth would sully this thing with a Windows boot partition?
You really don't understand this? How sad. I need a windows program for work. It runs better with VMWare on a Mac than on a PC. So I need windows. And to have it run alongside the Mac OS is fabulous. I don't understand why his is such a hard concept for you to understand.

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I'm downloading it now...
I heard that some guy installed the update on his iMac and its now running faster.
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what a joke...
Why?? It fixes a number of issue. Seems like they are on the ball to me.
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