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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RE: Laugh of the day!!!
by Roy on Wed 9th Jul 2003 23:38 UTC

Hey, there's no accounting for taste.

I personally loved the G4 Cube design. I guess I was in the minority there. Never much cared for the iMac design because of included monitor. I prefer them separate, but I wasn't the target market for iMacs anyway. The newer flat-panel iMacs are definitley cool looking though (just my opinion).

The G3/G4 PowerMac designs were pretty, but not really earth shattering. I kinda like the new look of the G5 PowerMacs. I'm especially impressed with their "silent" cooling.

While not exactly competing with Apple on the design front, the new Shuttle XPCs are at least a step forward in the Intel world. Personally, I'm a bit more utilitarian and am interested in some of the "quiet" cases (Noise Control Stealth Tower and Antec Sonata).