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Old 04-30-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Cool MAC MINI cpu ?


18 Does Mac mini 1.42ghz g4 cpu is equ to PC Pentium 4 1.42ghz ???in performance and speed ?

What is difference between G4(32bit),G5 (64BIT)ppc ???when choose linux distro !!


who will win the computer war ?future ?

PC ?
PPC ?
others ?

just curiously ......
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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Edit: I deleted this post. I don't think it had any usefull information for anyone.

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Old 04-30-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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What is difference between G4(32bit),G5 (64BIT)ppc ???when choose linux distro !!
There are many distros that have a PPC (Power PC) version. Gentoo, debian, and many others will work with a PC or with a PPC system. But, some distros are only designed for PCs, and some of those that are designed for PCs are not yet ready for 64-bit. I reccommend you pick out the distro you like, and check their webpage, or use a distro you know will work, such as Debian or Gentoo.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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who will win the computer war ?future ?
PC ?
PPC ?
others ?
just curiously ......
I think PCs will win out. AMDs move to x86_64 put a bit more life in PC systems. Double the GPR (General Purpose Registers), double the SSE registers, 64-bit addresses, 64-bit integer math, etc. The cheapest systems will out in the end, and I think PCs are in the lead in that department. IMHO anyways.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 04:15 PM   #5
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I think PCs will win out. AMDs move to x86_64 put a bit more life in PC systems. Double the GPR (General Purpose Registers), double the SSE registers, 64-bit addresses, 64-bit integer math, etc. The cheapest systems will out in the end, and I think PCs are in the lead in that department. IMHO anyways.
I didn't realise it was a competition. Computing should be about choice, not one outright winner and a monopoly. This is the great thing about open source, linux, and the variety of tools to get just one job done. Variety (in the initial stages of something) should mean that eventually the BEST tool becomes the most common. Look at messaging clients: Jabber is an extendable open format for communication and should be superior to MSN, yet because most people use windows and therefore msn, msn is the one everyone needs support for. This causes problems for platforms like linux and bsd because the msn protocol is closed whereas Jabber is open.
 
  


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