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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Beta vs VHS
by Captain Chris on Thu 10th Jul 2003 05:42 UTC

Ok, we're getting WAY off topic here, but...beta certinly, was, by all accounts (including my own) superior to VHS, in both video and audio. However, it was shorter in length (which might have been corrected had the format lived longer) and slightly more expensive because of the more complex cassette architecture. Had Beta survived longer, R&D would have come up with improvements, as is always the case with a financially successful technology. Don't compare old Beta wares with current them with old VHS.