'Windowing' programs

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_purdueriots.com>
Date: Thu Aug 15 02:22:00 2002

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Owen Robertson wrote:

> on 8/14/02 4:47 PM, Will Jennings at xds_sigma7_at_hotmail.com wrote:
> > Who says a PC is a computer? It's just an Intel marketing gimmick... From my
> > experiences doing tech support, I shudder to imagine the general populace
> > using real computers... And macs are OK if you run Be on them.
> I run Be on a crappy Intel system. Be is a good OS, but not very useful.
> Thank you thank you THANK YOU Steve for telling them NOT to buy Be!!!
> Anyway, I prefer going months without a crash with Mac OS X (10.1) than
> having post 95 versions of Windows crash every couple of hours.
> Plus I like being able to run text-based UNIX programs, X based apps,
> Windows programs, Mac OS Classic, and Mac OS X programs, all on the screen
> at the same time, and all of them feeling pretty snappy. On a G4, anyway.
> Wouldn't try it on a G3. Would any PC users out there like to take the
> Photoshop benchmark test against my 800Mhz TiBook? Hmm... Anyone? :-)

Assuming that Photoshop for the PC is dual-proc capable, I'm sure my Dual
1.466GHz athlon could beat it hands-down. Maybe I just have too much
faith or just know how crappy the PowerPC Price/Performance ratio really

Who has a copy of the benchmark?

-- Pat
Received on Thu Aug 15 2002 - 02:22:00 BST

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