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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Pot calling the kettle black
by danwood on Thu 10th Jul 2003 03:30 UTC

I enjoy reading the mac zealots poking fun at the x86 because it's a frankenstein of a processor (tons of additions to make up for previous generations of shortfalls, you know).

Yet, we have Quartz Extreme, whose sole purpose in life was to make up for the shortfall in the OS X rendering system. Apparently megs of PDF are hard to draw in real time, so lets make the GPU do it! Look at that window slide down!

I'm not a fan of pc's in general, but anyone who thinks that QE was a credit to Apple's ingenuity needs to realize that 4% of the entire computer market was going to throw their macs out the window if they couldn't move a window without the mouse leading it by 3 seconds.