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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: Classic Mac Pro Upgrade Guide

17 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

Wow, I had no idea there was a way to get Mojave running (with Metal?!) on my Mac 3.1. I might look into that, particularly since I am already using a GTX 680.

Impressive article. Comprehensive guides are very hard to write, particularly if you try to keep it up to date.

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

17 May 2019 - 04:50 AM

Turns out Gaucamelee S.T.C.E is also Windows only.

In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

05 May 2019 - 08:14 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 05 May 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

Organizations that want to get work done. There is a huge disconnect with the folks in this forum and the professional world.

I already gave you an example from the professional world. The number of Macs in my consulting firm are exploding because they run both Office and all the data science tools you can shake a stick at. And we can run Linux and Windows in a VM. I don't need this as much as I used to, but each project is different. My Mac laptop is a swiss army knife.

View PostJanichsan, on 05 May 2019 - 07:56 AM, said:

NumPy is probably not the best example as it's actually platform agnostic,
I seem tor recall that I had to run it in a Windows VM early on, but I don't recall why. Maybe it was some other dependency that was the problem.

View Postmacdude22, on 05 May 2019 - 12:52 PM, said:

I'm not trying to trivialize anyone's opinion but Apple's key customers are no longer the armchair prosumers of the late 90s. It's insurance companies, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, etc...
I think you are looking too far into the future here. If you are right the Mac desktop line is going to wither away by itself- all Apple needs to do is what they are already doing: make iPads more and more business friendly. Preemptively forcing ARM on the Mac desktop seems very risky to me. Whereas in a few years it might seem inevitable. (I think the Pro models will be the last to go though.)

In Topic: Mac Upgrade path for a gamer?

04 May 2019 - 09:39 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 04 May 2019 - 04:41 PM, said:

*fingers crossed for ARMac*

Sorry, I just don't see it. How many years of warning have they been giving us over the 64-bit migration? Why would they spring an ARM switch with no notice whatsoever?

The number of Macs among my fellow consultants is exploding at the moment. Switching to ARM would send us back to the days where numpy and other scientific software no longer was Mac compatible. It would take years to recover. Worse, we would also lose access to VMWare so we couldn't get around the problem with a VM. Most of us would have to go back to Windows laptops.

In Topic: 64-Bit compatibility topic

04 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

View Postjeannot, on 03 May 2019 - 01:40 PM, said:

Actually, it's Apple that makes your games incompatible.
Since I am neither upgrading my machine nor my OS at the moment, in a narrow sense this is not true. But of course Feral wouldn't be making these updates in the first place if Apple wasn't migrating to 64-bit only. So in a wider sense you are correct.

Oh you lot have stepped all over my joke. I'm off to sulk for a bit. (goes off to sulk for a bit)