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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japail
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2005-06-30

That your G5 can't make use of higher-performance memory doesn't make it any less value-added.

Out of curiosity do you know what ECC does? And do you think that all ECC memory of the same quality? Premium ECC memory is an entirely different market segment. Much as a luxury sedan is an entirely different market than a limousine.

And before I forget, I defined "generic" as "in as much as any random OEM will use them" which you miraculously managed to repeat in a reply to my comment, and you don't even disagree that these don't afford any of the value-added performance guarantees, nor that stick of memory is superior to the random PC OEM. Now all you have to do is stop pretending the only value added to memory certified to work in various configurations or with certain timings differs solely in the presence of a heat spreader and you're all the way there. If for some reason you think I bothered to put "generic" in quotes in order to suggest that "micron" and "samsung" are not names, then I'm impressed.

Edited 2005-11-16 17:47

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