> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 07:42:12AM +0100, Axel Wernicke wrote:
>> Am 11.02.2006 um 00:41 schrieb Carol Spears:
>> >could you assume for a moment that i was being nice and friendly?
>> >
>> >after a while, when people suggest that you are not being nice and not
>> >being friendly when you are, you start to wonder if the person
>> >suggesting this is being friendly and is being nice.
>> >
>> >do people run apple because it is really fast?  i am sorry if i got
>> >this
>> >wrong.  i thought they run apple because the products are so sealed up
>> >and lovely to look at and the fellow users are so united in thinking.
>> >the only apple products i have had opportunity to work with are really
>> >slow or in need of a huge network of other apples in which to be
>> >able to
>> >function on.
>> >
>> >if anyone were to suggest that i am using my computer because speed is
>> >not an issue, i would probably have to agree.
>> >
>> =:)
> actually, i have been corrected on a few things.  a hacker voluntarily
> read apple advertising to me.  i guess that ppc was 4times faster than
> intel and now this new thing is 4times faster than ppc.  i have no idea
> how to do the maths with this new information.  how long before this
> fine boxen are overtaking the speed of light itself?

Actually the Intel version are faster IF your application is not running
in emulation mode. That being said, there are not a lot of applications
that are nativly supporting the Intel chip. Which is the primary reason I
want to compile GIMP.

I will say this IMac is faster then my P4 3ghz Suse Linux box at work when
I am using applications that are native.

4x faster is unrealistic, I would say maybe 1.5 - 2x's faster then the G5.

> carol
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