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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Do you understand how fabrication and testing works? Despite me specifically telling you things repeatedly you choose to repeat them as if they are insightful. There are very few manufacturers of DRAM. That however doesn't mean that the bins that CAS4 RAM you own came from underwent the same degree of testing as the premium brands used for the warrantied performance memory. If you think it did, then the answer to my question is "no." That's the value-add. That's why people that buy premium memory don't typically buy Samsung and do buy Mushkin, OCZ, etc.

As for Apple having QA, what does that matter? Do you think they test bins of memory that they obtain from multiple sources to ensure they're of the same caliber as an actual premium RAM supplier?

Wow that Apple QA really saved the day there didn't it, or do you really want me to enumerate the troubles that have befallen them over the years?

Do you think the RAM used by Apple is of greater or lower quality than the RAM used by PC OEMs?

And it's not my fault you don't know anything about "premium RAM brands." Maybe you should bother to see what people that buy top-end hardware actually buy, people that perform benchmarking actually use, and ask yourself why "overclock frenzied gaming junkies" purchase it.

No, of course not. You having no idea what you're talking about, now that's evidence.

(Fixed random obvious grammar mistakes passing by my fluishing brain)

Edited 2005-11-16 17:27

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