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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Just so you don't keep saying Crucial with such disdain: I was not implying that Crucial was "premium RAM" (though it's certainly name-brand). Since the G5 uses fixed RAM latencies, I see little reason to spring for the low-latency stuff. The Athlon64 likes it however (I think the memory in the X2 is Patriot CAS 2 --- I remember it was one of the few CAS 2 1GB sticks when I bought it).

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