[Q]:?how to run MAC SW on PC (Windows95)
Mad Dan Eccles
rpgrant at molbiol.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 5 03:42:30 EST 1996
sjchmura at woodlawn.uchicago.edu (steven joseph chmura) writes:
> Well, this is just plain wrong. The registered version is far faster. And
> with a P5-133 costing $350 (yes, you can buy a motherboard and P5-133 for
> $500) the "exectutor" runs 680x0 apps as fast as a $1000 PowerMac.
Well, I don't know about that, but I do know you can buy a PowerMac with 486
DOS card for GBP1300 - and probably cheaper in the US. If I was buying, I'd
get a PMac w/ 486 card, maybe a P5 card.
Two more points:
for $$/computing power, PowerMacs are far faster than P5s, which is not
surprising because of the RISC technology. I mean, who wants two 486s
soldered back to back?? At least it keeps the room warm in winter. :)
To make a P5 costs TWICE as much as making a PowerPC chip. Again, the
technology accounts for this.
> Apple is in deep deep trouble - face it. The Amiga of the '90s.
Bull. Go tell that to 20 million happy users. They shifted more units last
quarter than ever before, and over a million PowerMacs. OK, they made a $70
million loss which is bad news but that was a forecasting problem (they
overestimated demand, which cancelled out the underestimation of earlier last
year when they had backorders totalling 1 _billion_ US$). Cf with a $122
million _profit_ for the same quarter the previous year, I don't think they're
struggling. Spindler's gone, so they _shouldn't_ make the same mistakes
again. They've licensed the MacOS and now well respected companies such as
UMAX (btw, they make a MEAN colour scanner, fantastic) are making
Mac-compatibles - so we should see even more real computers around.
> Softwindows is horrible and requires 16megs of RAM.
Hm, just like Win95? ;-)
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