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

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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Arun Member since:
2005-07-07

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

Sorry. In case you didn't know Samsung supplies the chips that go into Corsair products.

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.

I know more about branding in my sleep than your would wide awake. I don't go by brands only. BTW, I don't have a Samsung TV or any samsung product. The single chip DLPs made me see rainbows and I returned it promptly for a 3 chip lcos TV. The Sony LCD RPTVs were fairly bad at the time. Thier qualia line is superb though. I don't have a thing for sony. Infact no tow components in my hometheater are from the same manufacturer. I never eat at McDonalds or any fast food places and try to avoid chains for that matter. For my headphones I'll stick with Sennhiser (best bang for the buck) can't really afford the orpehus though.

I have some PMC speakers in my home theater, ever hear of them? I am sure you haven't. Look them up.


Let's see teh gamepc review of Samsung DIMMS versus Corsair.

http://www.gamepc.com/labs/view_content.asp?id=ddr2comparo&page=3

Amazingly, the Corsair XMS2 modules, which are geared towards the enthusiast markets with their integrated heat spreaders, were the only modules we could not get to run at 600 MHz speeds on our 925x platform, while the Infineon and Samsung modules were perfectly happy to run at this faster clock speed. We even tried bumping up the voltage levels and increasing the cooling modules on the XMS2 modules, but nothing worked. Asus actually lists the XMS2-533 as “compatible” in 600 MHz mode on this motherboard.

Read carefully. The term for Corsair is enthusiast not premium. It might be premium in your deluded state of mind but it is not considered premium. The samsung DIMMS even overclock better, shame.

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japail Member since:
2005-06-30

Your mad Google skills impress me. Though I share your taste in "Sennhiser [sic]," what you didn't appear to get in my post was that I was mocking your association with brand rather than model, not seriously suggesting you think McDonald's food is a premium product. No one is that retarded. But again, there you are making a weak argument from some random page to suggest that 'enthusiast' is disparate from 'premium.' Why don't you just orient yourself with the communities that buy the products?

Hey, do know who fabricates the nVidia GPUs used in all of those video devices? And all of the memory used on the cards? I guess those cards are all the same. Shame.

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