Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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two types of people here
by Harbinjer on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:29 UTC

There seems to be two types of people here, the electrical engineer/computer engineer type, and the GUI/widgets/font/web designer type. The former may think that this author is simply wrong/incomplete. The latter don't know much detail about processor design. As an example, do you understand what pipelinig is and why it is good?

Therefore the Mac folks(mostly the second type) think that the engineers are full of it and simply flaming the author(and some are) while many (engineers) are pointing out that he is just plain wrong in some of the things he says.