[rc5] Platform Wars
Rebecca and Rowland
rebecca at astrid.u-net.com
Fri Jun 27 20:17:57 EDT 1997
>Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 11:12:17 -0500
>From: bennett_t1 at popmail.firn.edu
>Subject: Re: [rc5] Platform Wars
>Matt Lee wrote:
>> At 8:26 PM on 6/26/97, Arvin Meyer wrote:
>> > Hey, Platform Wars are fun! Nobody wins! Nobody loses! and
>> > Nobody ever changes anyone's mind!
>> > But we all learn a little more about each other's O/S.
>> Oh joy. Lots of fun here. I'll throw in my part gleefully :)
>> Macs rule. PowerPC processors are better than Pentium processors.
>> Motorola kicks Intel's ass. Microsoft is evil. Apple is not dead
>> We will not be assimilated. You shall not prevail. Join mato at tir.com,
>> the real Mac team. http://avara.com/rc5
>> Thank you. I figure this will fan the flames a bit :)
>> Matt Lee
>> zebe at avara.com
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> Alright... I enter the fray. Macs suck. What good is a super fast
>Macintosh if no one is developing software for them?
None at all - it's a good job everyone *is* developing software for Macs,
>If they're so
>awesome how come most games come out before on PC and about 6 months
Because Mac users have lives, and don't have much interest in spending
their every spare moment bashing the keyboard when they could, for example,
be enjoying a few beers in the pub with some friends, a weekend walking the
hills, or rampant sex with another person. All activities beyond the reach
of the average PC games player.
>Microsoft may be evil, but I like my machine enough.
>(CR)Apple's not dead... yet. The way they're losing money, they will be
>soon. Apple's going to be bought out by Microsoft, and resistance is
Ah! Ignoring the fact that Apple's income is vastly greater than
Microsoft's and that if MS *did* buy out Apple, it would immediately be
shredded by US anti-trust legislation? MS is Apple's best insurance
>One more thing, if Apple's are so absolutely cool, how come It
>takes a top-of-the-line PowerMac to run Linux when a 386 can? You have
>some explaining to do, young man!
Easy: the modern Mac architectures are better documented than the older
ones, and it's a lot of bother to get the OS working on the NuBus machines
as well because they're so different.
If PCs are so absolutely cool, how come I can use a top-rate GUI on my
original Mac 512Ke? Do you think you could run Windows of any flavour on
the original IBM PC?
>BTW, motorola doesn't *make* PPC's, which were, BTW, IBM's idea.
Actually, PPCs were the idea of Apple, IBM, and Motorola together. If you
think Motorola doesn't make them, I suggest you visit http://www.mot.com/
and think again. (internal architecture based on IBM's RS/6000 stuff;
external interfacing based on Motorola's 88000(?) stuff, with hints on how
to get it to work from the other firm). Motorola, by the way, is a *much*
bigger firm than Intel however you measure it.
>sucks so much they have to rely on IBM (It's Been Malfunctioning) to do
>their processor work!
Which explains why ARM (owned by Apple, VLSI, and Acorn) is making the
166MHz processors in the new Newton. That's right - 166MHz in your palm,
with batteries that last for *weeks*.
>Thank you, and good night! Don't forget to tip
>P.S. Apple's may have true PnP, but nobody is developing things for Mac
>first, not the good companies, anyway.
What's a good company then? Adobe? Microsoft? Corel? They all seem to
be developing Mac software.
> Mac users: Get a real Computer!
I have - I've got a ZX81 and a BBC Micro as well.
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