'Windowing' programs

From: Owen Robertson <univac2_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Thu Aug 15 02:55:01 2002

By the way - I'm dropping out of this discussion now. After years of being a
loyal Windows, Linux, Be, OS/2, and DOS user, I finally found a platform I'm
proud to be loyal to. I avidly defend Apple and the Macintosh, but sometimes
I get extremely worked up about it. Believe me, there are people out there
who would not *dare* say anything the least bit negative about Apple around
me. I do *not* want to get into a flamewar here, which I am very prone to do
when the reputation of my platform is at stake.

Owen Robertson
on 8/15/02 2:39 AM, Owen Robertson at univac2_at_earthlink.net wrote:
> on 8/15/02 2:22 AM, Patrick Finnegan at pat_at_purdueriots.com wrote:
>> 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
>> is.
> But you're overlooking one important thing here. Photoshop is optimized for
> AltiVec (Velocity Engine, as Apple calls it). That gives it a tremendous
> speed boost on G4 systems. And if you run it on a dual processor G4, it
> really screams. No matter how many platforms Adobe ports it to, Photoshop
> is, and will always be a Mac application. Processor performance and
> everything else aside, Photoshop is deisgned from the ground up for the Mac,
> and adapted to run on Windows.
>> Who has a copy of the benchmark?
> Oh it's easy to come buy. Apple uses it frequently to promote the G4. Mac
> publications, Adobe, etc, all use it. According to MacAddict:
> A 2-pixel Gaussian Blur, using a 95MB image, with Photoshop 7 and Mac OS X
> on an 800Mhz TiBook (Titanium PowerBook G4) takes 14 seconds.
> Not bad for a portable. But even if you system outperforms mine, which being
> DP it might, mine is much more stable, and looks infinitely cooler. :-)
Received on Thu Aug 15 2002 - 02:55:01 BST

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