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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[6]: Comment by Tuishimi
by Morgan on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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I never said it wouldn't run; it was somewhat useable but it was nowhere near the performance of Vista on a modern system. The difference was striking.

Contrast that to a PPC Mac running Tiger and Leopard; if anything it will run slightly faster with the newer OS. I noticed that when I installed Leopard on a G4 eMac. Everything seemed just a bit snappier and even mundane tasks like Finder operations were quicker. The only bottleneck was the video processor, and I knew that going in; it wasn't meant to be a gaming machine anyway.

If I wasn't clear in my previous post, I apologize: My point was that older Macs take far longer to become obsolete than PCs mostly due to the OS. Linux is a similar experience; I find Slackware 13 to be just as useable on a six year old machine as my modern C2D based system. The only time I notice a real difference is when compiling; there's nothing from that era that can compete with a modern dual-core system for processor-intensive tasks.

Edit: I forgot to mention that Microsoft has begun to reverse this trend starting with Windows 7. I had the opportunity to run both Vista and 7 on this Core 2 Duo machine, and 7 was much, much faster than Vista in almost every way. If I still had my P4 I'd love to give 7 a spin on it, I'm sure I'd be impressed.

Edited 2010-09-17 01:07 UTC

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