Originally posted by MattW
Could somebody please explain where the sanity lies in supplying any Mac with 256MB of RAM as standard?
Whether it is sain or not I will not say. But this topic has been discussed repeatedly. Infact, the loud cry for more standard RAM is heard every time Apple ships a new machine. One of the arguments is that Apple (and its resellers) wants to sell you the added RAM for a tidy profit. Also, many resellers offer to up the RAM free of charge, if you buy your Mac from them. So it becomes an easy way for them to attract customers.
And why Apple find it so hard to put a DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-RAM drive in their computers when you can pick them up just about anywhere now for under 40 pounds sterling?
Actually, I think the Pioneer drive in the PowerMacs does support those standards, with exception for DVD-RAM, possibly. It's Apple who chooses not to support them in software.
[Edit: Apple apparently does
support DVD+RW in software, as pointed out by Eugene]