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2.20.2008

Apple Slipping with the Pros

There has been a lot of talk, or so it seems to me, about the severe lack of love that Apple is showing to the Pro group of their clientele. Most recently, Apple dropped their Xserve RAID line. Reading the Update 2 on Final Cut User raises some serious issues about Apple's willingness to drop their product at a moment's notice, to the tune of $40,000.

Now, have I had trouble with Apple's Pro applications? No, but I'm several versions back on a three year old machine (with which I deny all requests to update). It rocks, is mostly solid, and I can get stuff done. I also don't have the really high end servers or Apple Raids, so I'm not affected by this news. The questions is: What do I do when my current systems finally tank?

Granted, many things could change between now and then, but things aren't looking so cut-and-dry.

~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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