I wrote in another thread on this forum that if Apple doesn't unFUBAR this graphics card situation I would be selling my now obsolete mac pro, bought in October, just 6 months ago. With that said, regardless of whether this problem is resolved, I'm never buying another "Pro" Mac computer. Mac Pro or MacBook Pro, it doesn't matter. Here's why: Apple has been in the business of marketing proprietary software and hardware for years. Want to run OS X? You have to buy a Mac. Want to listen to music purchased from iTunes? You have to buy an iPod. There are ways around this proprietary lock down, but they are difficult and annoying. So, when Apple came out and said the Mac Pro is the "most upgradeable" Mac, we all should have heeded caution. It was a smoke and mirrors act to lure high-performance PC users to switch to Mac. The trick worked on me. I've been an Apple and Mac fan for decades. But I've always reserved a place next to my desk for a PC tower to run games and processor heavy apps...until last year when I switched to a Mac Pro. I bought into the BS thinking I could upgrade anything easily. I thought the expensive price tag was worth it considering it would last me 3 years, easily. Newer/larger HD? No prob. Blu-Ray drive? Easy. More RAM? Sure thing. Need a faster GPU? Plug & Play! Mac fans, here are the TRUE colors of Apple: In a sneaky attempt to sell more Macs, they are making it impossible to upgrade the upgradeable Mac. Need a new GPU? Sorry, you can't run 64-bit EFI, even though your hardware is fully capable of it. What happens when they start offering a Blue Ray drive for the Mac Pro? Will the firmware support 1st Gen Mac Pros? What else will they lock down in future refreshes? In January, just 3 months after spending $4k+ on a new computer, I was told I can't upgrade my GPU. THIS video card is supposed to last me the life of my NEW Mac Pro? What PC user ever heard of NEVER upgrading a video card in their high-performance tower? It's absurd. It's embarrassing to tell PC users about this. Do you think they will switch NOW, Steve Jobs, having heard my (and thousands of others') tale? Bottom line: I'm never buying a "Pro" Mac product ever again. I will buy the Mini for desktop use and the MacBook (the white one) for portable use. I can always drop in a faster processor, bigger/faster HD, and more RAM if I want to..no firmware update required. The Mini and the MacBook are a lot cheaper than the "Pro" Macs. By the time they are obsolete I won't be complaining about it because I will have gotten my money's worth. But how can I justify the $4k+ I spent on a Mac Pro in October becoming obsolete in January of this year, 3 months later????? I can't, and it's pathetic. It makes me sick. This MacFanBoy is sticking to the cheap, low-end, bottom-dollar Macs for my Mac experience. I'm already looking into buying a new high-end PC for the games and processor heavy apps. I don't know what the next generation of Mac Pros will do to the early 2008 Mac Pros. One can only speculate, but I bet they will be screaming up a storm in a thread not unlike this one. I DO KNOW this: no one, NO ONE, can tell me I can't upgrade a PC. Someone will always offer the driver or the firmware update when a new product comes along. Until Steve Jobs figures this out and fixes it for the Mac, I'll take my chances with Vista for my "heavy" computer workflow. I mean really, doesn't Jobs remember the 90s?