After waiting and waiting for a new mac pro, it occurs to me now that a Mac Mini will do the job nicely except for gaming which it will never do well. Further there are some new options now. The consoles are going to be adding real OS to their systems. PS3 already runs Linux out of the box. Xbox is rumored to be coming out with a Windows 8 system. This pretty much renders the PC/Console debate moot and throws the macs out in the cold. Even as a long time Mac user, if I have a chance to play the new games, run my console as a media server, download content, run all my W8 apps like Office, I am dumping my crippled mac with its 3yr old GPU. You can even get the best of both worlds on Linux by running W8 in a virtual machine so that you can use a few things MS makes well like Office and not be stuck with the rest of the crap. IMO, Apple has no choice here but to sacrifice its Mini line and start selling OSX bundled in the likes of Nintendo. If I could buy a nintendo box that ran OSX server I would do it in a minute. I have no faith that Cook or anyone at Apple can see this coming so we wont have this and I might finally be getting that Xbox...Whatever GTA V ports to.