Re: [Nolug] Mac OS X to make an appearance at the next meeting.... maybe.

From: Scott Harney <>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 21:55:24 -0600
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Yes. and there's also system bus, RAM, and I/O throughput to consider as well.

I happen to think apple in general puts together nice, well-integrated
machines. They make excellent workstations. Mike Raeder was just telling
me today that at this weeks USENIX LISA conference, a huge number of folks
were using ibooks and powerbooks.

On Monday 04 November 2002 11:13, Dustin Puryear wrote:
> At 08:48 AM 11/4/2002 -0600, you wrote:
> >standard .omf files in and plays back video preview, while playing back
> >multiple tracks of audio.
> >
> >Yes, motorola chips for mac's are now 1.25 Gh (equivalent to about 1.5 Gh
> >intel and a bit lower AMD.) That is the top. Where as intel and AMD are
> > but going over 3 Gh already. (or by the end of the year) And very soon to
> > 4 Gh.
> Let us not forget that the clock rate of a CPU is not the only indicator of
> how fast the chip can move. For example, I'm sure Scott and Hunter would
> jump once you said that a SPARC is inferior to an Intel chip based on a
> comparison of the clock rates. Or IBM's POWER series for that matter.
> Regards, Dustin
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