thanks wendell. i was looking for a video like this. i just joined a new group that run's uses exercism.io for code learning. however when i went 90% were running mac, so trouble shooting with a windows was rough. considering its not 100% working for some languages on windows this is great!.
while i dont care for mac os, at least i will now know how to manipulate all OS's. the more you know right?
Not all Mac Pro 4,1 can be upgraded to 5,1. If your 4,1 was a refurb like mine, it'll have a slightly different UEFI that the commonly available upgrade tools don't recognize, or at least didn't when I was trying this a couple of years ago. I wound up using 4-core CPUs in mine.
Mine came with 32 GB of RAM. I'll probably stick 64 in it at least in part as troubleshooting. I should also replace the ATI 5770 with something more modern; I'll probably use an R9-270.
My system is used as a compile engine and general net system, with Windows and Debian Wheezy VMs for development. It occasionally gets pressed into service as a Second Life client, as well.
I just wish I could figure out why it locks up and requires a power cycle every 24 hours or so...
Cool video. I'm still running a mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro 5,5 as my daily driver laptop. Its gone through two storage upgrades (160GB 5400rpm -> 500GB 7200rpm -> 120GB Kingston SSD) and two RAM upgrades (2GB -> 4GB -> 8GB). I've also had the logic board replaced once, battery replaced once, and I bought a second power adapter because the one it came with started to warm up more than I liked. It still works, but I don't trust it.
I run an OS X and Antergos dual boot on it. El Capitan is so much smoother than Yosemite, night and day difference. Antergos (Arch) runs very well with the exception of no automatic fan control and the Broadcom WiFi nightmare. Still good for web browsing, RDP, and listening to music occasionally.