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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by Kevin on Thu 10th Jul 2003 04:45 UTC

"Well Beta was better than VHS - but which won ? and what's around today ?

Beta is/was used in TV studios (probably more digital these days). "

Beta hasnt been used in most major tv stations in a really really long time. It was never super popular. For lowend use SVHS was used (Which came out a while after beta, and was better quality) but Betacam (no relation to beta) was used almost exculusivly in all major stations untill recently where we have professional DV vtrs, digital betacam, and HDCAM (digital high definition)...