Linked by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 15th Nov 2005 17:44 UTC
Apple I recently bought one of the new dual core PowerMacs. Having used the machine for a couple of weeks, I thought I would share some of my observations and feelings about it. First, let me get my biases out in the open. I have, for about four years, very happily used Linux on my desktop. Doing so has made me very comfortable with the UNIX environment in general, and with GNOME specifically. During that time, I have used OS X machines on a regular basis, so I am quite comfortable in that environment as well. Since I switched to Linux, I have not used Windows for anything more than the occasional bit of software testing or lab work, and generally feel quite uncomfortable with it. Thus, this article is very much written from the perspective of someone who finds OS X and Linux pleasing on principle. I implore the reader to make his own value judgments based on my comments.
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RE: Overall not a very good article
by japail on Tue 15th Nov 2005 23:01 UTC in reply to "Overall not a very good article"
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If anything is 'whiny' here it's your post. You confuse commenting on 'quality' with being surprised with what you get. Mentioning the noise of the G5 receives "well of course it's louder than something you made yourself [plus I'm ignoring your comments about those Dell machines]." Referring to a model of WD HDD as "cheap" brings up the Raptor (which is neither quiet nor the HDD mentioned). I think the noise here is overstated and "cheap" from a quality perspective undeserved, but you could mention a review from Storage Review rather than bring up a completely unrelated product.

Getting used to noise pollution is "damage." It's great you don't care, but that has little to do with the quality of his review.

I don't think the review is completely coherent, and I've certainly seen better, but it's not especially bad. Colloquialisms are the least one has to complain about in the age of the blog, and if anything really bothered me it was the collection of disparate concerns in an attempt to provide an all-encompassing review of not just the product but the 'switch.' Not a big deal, and definitely of higher quality than the average submission here.

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