Apple Starts Shipping 8-Core Mac Pro Systems

"For $3,997.00 you can have yourself a brand new 8-core Mac "

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 05/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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For $3,997.00 you can have yourself a brand new 8-core Mac

Customers are able to order a Clovertown-based Mac Pro with dual processors for a total of eight effective processor cores.

The Clovertown core is effectively two dual-core dies in one package, each pair having 4MB of L2 cache for a total of 8MB. Each pair of cores also share a single 1066/1333MHz front-side bus. Customers that order the new Mac Pro will receive Clovertown processors clocked at 3.0GHz while those who wish to order the older Woodcrest based Mac Pro can choose between 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz and 3.0GHz configurations. Keep in mind that a Clovertown processor is simply two Woodcrest processors joined into one single package.

Configurations for the Mac Pro start at $2,499.00 with two 2.66GHz dual-core Woodcrest Xeons. Customers who wish to upgrade to the 8-core configuration will have to add an additional $1,498.00.

Performance wise it'll be a beast but no doubt a little on the toasty side too.

8 core Mac

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04-04-2007, 10:50:06

I'm currently setting up a file server using Ubuntu 6.06. I was just wondering whether anyone would be able to help with this?

04-04-2007, 12:15:40


I'm currently setting up a file server using Ubuntu 6.06. I was just wondering whether anyone would be able to help with this?

i'm not that good in linux, but may be able to help...

What protocol you using for the server, i'd prob use samba if you want to share with windows too. Just have a browse at for a guide, theres plenty.

04-04-2007, 12:44:44

Yeah I've got samba set up and running. The help I was needing is to do with users and folders. I have a main shared area where music etc is going to go but I want to add folders that only the person who created them can access, possibly passworded. This is the part I need help with. :confused:

04-04-2007, 14:20:37

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04-04-2007, 16:24:47

Cheers, that's basically where I am though and I'm not sure where to go from here. I'll keep reading, see if I find an answer.

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