Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Sridhar the POWERful <vance_at_ikickass.org>
Date: Sun Apr 21 20:26:52 2002

On Sun, 21 Apr 2002, Jeff Hellige wrote:

> Not comparing them to today's Windows machines but to the PC
> offerings out during the same timeframe, I doubt you really could've
> found a PC comparable in capabilities to Unix workstations such as the
> SGI machines, for running applications such as Lightwave 3D, or the
> NeXT machines, for such things as Mathmatica and other scientific-type
> apps. The hardware on PC's has only in the last few years caught up
> to the various workstations in video capabilities and the CPU's have
> yet to come near the MIPS and DEC Alpha processors except in terms of
> raw clockspeed. Of course, you paid for machines of this level, but
> you got a lot more as well.

Raw clockspeed? Irrelevant. Get yourself an RS/6000. My RS/6000 397 at
160 MHz soundly trounces my 850 MHz PC.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Sun Apr 21 2002 - 20:26:52 BST

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