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HT3770 Where are 1,1 (2006) Mac Pros?

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Cesare G. Calculating status...
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Oct 5, 2012 11:59 PM

Bought as a full 64bit system and now even Apple is not  listing it as it would:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3770

So no Mountain Lion support on a +2,5K€ system boutght as a 64bit one?

 

Com'on Apple stop playing with those iThings and go back to Mac computers...

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), OWC-SSD 240GB, 10GB RAM, ATI 5870
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to Cesare G.)

    It runs 64-bit applications. It can't boot a 64-bit kernel. Whether Apple plays with iThings or not will have no effect on a 6-year-old discontinued product.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,595 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Cesare G.)

    you can't use 48GB of memory, and the cost would be as much as a new model.

     

    you can't really use GTX 570 to full advantage, and it is graphic subsystem and drivers that was probably one reason. It was and still is 64-bit cpu and registers, it never had a UEFI 2.x EFI64, and even the 2008's EFI is rather iffy and downright buggy and some PCIe 2.0 controllers and booting from same don't work properly.

     

    Apple Specials shows 2010 $1819. 6-yrs and it runs well is pretty good and better than a $2500 laptop of that age.

     

    Your are ranting to other end users.

  • mediated Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to Cesare G.)

    I'm shocked that Apple doesn't support 2006 Mac Pros. It's a cybercrime! As my machine has 8GB RAM, 2TB disk space, upgraded video card to Radeon 5770 it should be capable of running the latest and greatest Mac software. Basically this is going to force me to buy another machine, when as you point out the newer Mac Pros aren't really all that much better. (2x 2.66 Ghz Dual Cores vs. today) Pretty disappointed that Apple can't be bothered to support legacy Pro Macs.

  • mediated Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    If it can't boot, why are there hackable ways to get Mountain Lion to run on this machine? Apple should be able to make an official solution.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,595 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to mediated)

    they did. early DP builds would but they decided not to.

    windows 7 x64 pro runs, but does not boot the install DVD as is.

    Early 2008 3, 1 has preliminary first EFI64 that does not support UEFI required for Windows 8

    you have 32-bit EFI 1.1 and no work was done on it since 2007when EFI 2.X UEFI  standards was begun. some things cwn be oatched in various ways and even all the code compilers used now are pure 64-bit, so no 32-bit driver, ever the PCIE 1.1 is going to be an ussue and bug.

    TurboTax 2012 dropped support for 32-bit, for 10.6.8, for 32-bit processors.

    Long overdue seeing it took so long to transition to a 64-bit only architecture and kernel.

    for a hobby there is probably some learning value to play with a bootstrap loader.

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