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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It dawns on me that for some reason you confuse a premium brand with a brand name you recognize. For instance McDonald's is a premium brand dining experience, Micron is a premium brand RAM experience, and Sony is a premium brand consumer electronics experience. I suppose Creative Labs is a premium brand of computer audio equipment. Since you recognize Samsung from your television you think that conveys the status of being a premium brand, whereas Mushkin which you admit to knowing nothing about has a colored heat spreader and despite offering a superior product to the one you have, are not. Haha. We can buy some Samsung memory, some crappy Sony headphones, and a Big Mac and we'll be buying premium products. Way better than those PC kids.

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