Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 15th Oct 2003 22:47 UTC
Mac OS X I was able to try out and preview Mac OS X Panther 10.3 for the past few months after WWDC and for the last few days I am running a latest version. So, what to expect from Mac OS X when it comes out on the evening of October 24th? Come in and have a look in this preview article. Update: screenshots removed at request of Apple.
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RE: Speed
by Eugenia on Thu 16th Oct 2003 03:00 UTC

>- Is this cpu and RAM enough for a confortable, not annoying, user experience with the Panther "update" ?

Yes, it works well. I also run OSX Panther on a G4 450 Mhz and while it is a bit slower responsiveness, it is _still_ absolutely usable.

>If ypou happen to know which VGA card your "Cube" uses (ATI ?) would be good to know too)

It used to have an ATi Rage 16 MB, but a good fairy gave me a GeForce 2 MX 32 MB AGP which supports QuartzExtreme. ;)

>I am about to buy an eMac (CRT display) to try OS X but can't decide on the 1 Ghz or the modest 800 Mhz.

As I advise on the article itself, you better buy the 1.25 GHz G4 PowerMac. This powermac is way faster than any of these eMacs (because it has much more cache, not just becasue of the Mhz difference) and it is expandable. And for $1300, is a bargain. The same machine costed more than $2,300 just a few months ago, but the price was slashed because of the G5 arrival. If you are a power user and you don't have the money to get a 12" Powerbook ($1600), get that PowerMac G4 instead.