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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Environmental impact
by drsmithy on Thu 10th Jul 2003 02:55 UTC

I for one want a processor that doesn't suck up the earth resources. Just think about the quantity of PC out there and that will grow with the population.
This is another bogus issue, too. In terms of overall environmental impact by the average computer, the amount of electricity the CPU uses is barely even measurable.
Since I read in one of Eugenia's article that MS will break some backward compatability in software, I hope they do this with hardware too. Hopefully .NET has been designed for this purpose.
Microsoft has had a portable operating system running on multiple architectures since 1993. They've just never had a reason to consider anything but x86 since the early '90s (back then it really did look like x86 had hit the wall - then intel released the Pentium). NT *was* designed for "this purpose", fifteen years ago.
I would love to have Apple hardware that can run both OS's extremely fast.
Not going to happen.
Nice article, but why do people complain about OSX unresponsiveness, although I have run a couple of high quality quicktime streams and multitasking was beautiful.
Because compared to - well, just about anything else - it is unresponsive on anything short of the fastest machines available. Your example is not going to demonstrate unresponsveness. Try resizing some windows or switching between applications.