I believe that this whole journal thing is just extra crap to take up
/.'s server space. Why don't they take the time they put into making this thing and start posting stories a bit more relevant to "news for nerds" ot even "stuff that matters"?
It's not that I disagree with any of that, by a long shot.. it was just that they were talking about where the hardware can be found, not why not to use that particular family.
As to the last sentence.. well, if he can't disable the sound then it's either a real POS OEM machine already, or he's inept and should be using standard iMacs exclusively.