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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Did you read his article where he specifically mentions the Dell computers in his apartment being quieter, or did we read different articles?

Maybe what you don't get is that the quality of "Western Digital" makes no sense. The quality of models makes sense. OH MY GOD YOU HAVE A WESTERN DIGITAL? DON'T THEY MAKE THE RAPTOR? THAT MUST MEAN IT'S COMPARABLE TO THAT SEAGATE DRIVE IF NOT BETTER. Your argument is completely amusing. It's the model of HDD he's referring to as cheap, not the company. The company and its other products don't matter. How do you refute his comments? By making some vague reference of knowing their history (wow, what a spectacular argument) and referring to a completely irrelevant product.

His point is that his competitive X2 machine is quieter. And commenting about the noise only bothers you because it's negative. You've damaged your hearing with noise pollution, but that's no big deal right? You don't care, so why include it in a review.

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