Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jul 2011 16:09 UTC
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 08:34 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I'm all for thorough reviews, but 19 pages?!

It would be quicker for me to download and try it out myself....

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Phucked on Thu 21st Jul 2011 09:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Phucked Member since:
2008-09-24

I'm all for thorough reviews, but 19 pages?!

It would be quicker for me to download and try it out myself....


Its a review for geeks and OS nuts. I myself think its very informative and great a read.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by moondevil on Thu 21st Jul 2011 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It was very informative.

Specially for developers it is the sandboxing parts, and the ARC/GC issues.

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 11:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

In that case I'll bookmark it so I have something to read the next time my train is canceled (which sadly is more often than you'd think)

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by kragil on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

It was good, but not really indepth enough for me.

Unanswered questions:

Does filevault use the AES extention of modern CPUs?
Do you have to enter the encryption password on resume?
When does no sparse file support in hfs- really matter?

Those are just a few questions I had reading it.

There are ARS articles that answered all my questions, those are the very good ones.

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19 pages
by void_false on Thu 21st Jul 2011 12:41 UTC
void_false
Member since:
2010-10-06

I think it is very good thing to get such a long and in-detail review. It's much better that all those linux reviews where I get a feeling that it was generated by a script:
"I was presented with GRUB menu to choose install/livecd/memtest/etc
...
The installer asked me to choose keyboard layout/timezone/disk/etc
...
The desktop was pleasant/unpleasant with green/blue/red/yellow/etc icons on dark/light wallpaper.
...
My wireless worked/not worked
...
Conclusion
liked/disliked."
So I say again. Great to see a real review. Definitely will read it.

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RE: 19 pages
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:17 UTC in reply to "19 pages"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I think it is very good thing to get such a long and in-detail review. It's much better that all those linux reviews where I get a feeling that it was generated by a script:
"I was presented with GRUB menu to choose install/livecd/memtest/etc
...
The installer asked me to choose keyboard layout/timezone/disk/etc
...
The desktop was pleasant/unpleasant with green/blue/red/yellow/etc icons on dark/light wallpaper.
...
My wireless worked/not worked
...
Conclusion
liked/disliked."
So I say again. Great to see a real review. Definitely will read it.


I agree that examples like you provided are terrible reviews, but it's the complete opposite end of the spectrum and it's not an either / or situation. You can have detailed reviews that aren't 19 pages long.

I'd have hoped from the tone of my comment that you realised I wasn't advocating dumbing down articles. Quite the opposite in fact. I was simply saying that I'd sooner install and try the product 1st hand than sit through 19 pages of theory.

It's just I don't see the point of reading someone else's opinion on an OS if it's so long that it's just as quick to try myself and thus form my own opinion. But each to their own.

Edited 2011-07-21 15:21 UTC

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RE[2]: 19 pages
by ebasconp on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:32 UTC in reply to "RE: 19 pages"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Maybe you are right, but almost all Siracusa's reviews are very long and very high quality. Reserve some space in your time to read it; it is very worth reading, actually! ;)

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RE[3]: 19 pages
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 19 pages"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Maybe you are right, but almost all Siracusa's reviews are very long and very high quality. Reserve some space in your time to read it; it is very worth reading, actually! ;)

After my initial post, you're not the 1st person to commend this review. so i will be taking time to read it ;)

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