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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> Quality of the fans is subjective.
One can define what the 'quality' of a fan is then perform measurements to ascertain the quality of fan. Actually measuring fan quality is probably easier than measuring the quality of the system memory or capacitors for the typical reviewer.

> The memory in my G5 is samsung, I'd hardly call that
> generic. Samsung is one of the leading supliers of
> memory chips.

Samsung is a company, not a model of memory. They provide a large variety of modules, but they are not a premium performance brand. Mushkin, OCZ, and Corsair are premium brands (though they have 'value' models). Crucial isn't a premiun brand either, so it's not a big improvement.

Tell me which of these is "premium" and which of these is "generic." Don't even look at the price, the cost isn't the important aspect.

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