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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> Sure. But try this link anyway. samsung does make
> DIMMS and one of them is in the G5. Apple generally
> uses Micron, Samsung or Hynix branded DIMMS. A
> friends power book did come with nanya DIMMS. All
> name brands not generic.

These aren't premium brands. These are "generic" brands in as much as any random OEM will use them. These memories are given limited testing, have poor warrantied timings, don't have heat spreaders, and have little headroom.
Crucial for example is Micron memory with a different brand name to set it apart as "quality." Keep in mind that there are only a few DDR/DDR2 manufacturers in world. In picking Hynix, Samsung, or Micron branded memory you're picking from the ass-end of the spectrum.

Which doesn't necessarily mean that you'll have any problems with it, but it's also not premium hardware which is the myth typically propogated by overzealous Mac users.

Edited 2005-11-16 09:43

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