They Call Me “Doc Oc”

Not because I have funny eyeballs, or extra limbs in funny locations, but because I made the leap last night to the latest octo-core Mac Pro.

These little guys were announced last Tuesday — since the announcement date was my birthday, I told Beck it was a sign 🙂 — and they are slick, slick boxes. Physically, there’s not much difference I can see between the previous generation Mac Pro, but inside, things got a little cooler… newfangled Xeon processors and faster memory, in particular.

Tonight, it’s light duty for the new machine. The personality from the Quad G5 is being transferred across the Firewire 800 ports, and I expect on Wednesday to get the final configuration done.

Stay tuned — this should be a fun ride!