OT: The modern world confuses me

Polyhead polyhead at polyhead.net
Sat Dec 22 21:06:17 EST 2007

On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 21:07:06 +0000
Cotty <cottycam at mac.com> wrote:

> On 22/12/07, Polyhead, apparently very discombobulated, unleashed:
> >In 2002 I was working with a company called genesi on their then new
> >Pegasus board.  It was a standard MATX form PPC board with an open
> >firmware system.  During benchmarking, we found that our 500mhz g3
> >machine was 30% faster than apples g3 machines, all of them, and on top
> >of that, ours sold new for the half the price of a used g3 machine! 
> >Apple boards are of poor design, with poor performing north bridges and
> >a questionable dma controller.  The pci bus is high in latency, so high,
> >you can loose 10% of your performance just by using a pci card of any
> >sort in one.
> That's all very nice but what was the tea like?
> I don't know anything about benchmarking and boards, I'm a cameraman.
> All I know is that the Apple stuff seems to work okay, and I can afford
> it, so I'm a happy (if lunatic) bunny.

I'm the evil lil bun bun :D

> >
> >I'll also never forgive apple for what they did to the clones, greedy
> >bastards.
> Even during those days, I never would have considered a clone. Maybe an
> ice cleam clone.

The Power Computing clones were far superior to ANYTHING apple ever made.
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>   Cotty
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