What upsets me about Apple....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by saltyzoo, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    Let me preface. I'm a huge fan. I own 4 Macs, an iPhone, iPad, and apple tv..... I own 0 windows products.

    But every now and then I have to vent about what annoys me about Apple....

    I have a moderately aged Mac Pro that's still got tons of horsepower and isn't that outclassed by the modern equipment. But I can't run the latest OSX on it.

    I can run a VM on it that runs the latest OSX, and if I put it all on a nice SSD it'll run pretty much as fast as a latest iMac. But I can't install the latest OSX natively on the equipment. Simply because Apple either doesn't want to test it, or wants to force me to buy a newer computer, or some other random unknown reason. The equipment is clearly able to handle the OS since it can run well in a VM.

    A

    Noy

    Ing.

    And as annoying as that is, Windows is still not an option.

    /rant

    Happy Holidays everybody!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    While I agree with you that this is annoying, there is a good reason for it: The vendor of the GPU that came with that Mac Pro refuses to make 64-bit drivers for it, which are required to boot the 64-bit ML kernel in a usable state.
     
  3. El Awesome macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

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    Depends which GPU you have. You can throw a GTX 680, which is in the Top 5 of the best GPUs out there in a MP 1.1 and it works.

    @OP: You can install ML, but it requires some fiddling. But it shoudln't be too hard. But yes, I totally agree with you, this thing is total ********. Although, you're not missing much with ML. It's crap in general.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1411105
     
  4. nxtlukas macrumors newbie

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    in comparison to that, the '07 MBP still supports the newest OS as it is the oldest model supporting 64bit. I'm pretty lucky with that model...
     

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