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: Not very accurate I'm afraid
by thebluesgnr on Wed 16th Nov 2005 00:08 UTC in reply to "Not very accurate I'm afraid"
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"The Apple machines last longer and retain their value longer than their PC counterparts."

You're not comparing apples to apples here. Apple makes computers, "PC counterparts" is a generic term. Are you saying that Applet computers are superior to counterparts from Dell, for example? Or that they are superior to a system a friend of yours put together from newegg.com?
Apple does not make superior products to everyone else. What they're better is in integrating the OS and the hardware into a piece that works, but the hardware is inferior to many other products out there.

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