Originally posted by webmail
yes, thank you for telling me how I feel.
No my windows machine at work, is far cheepier than what you quoted here. I love how people always retort that it's not really that much more expensive, and macs are faster. There's like 6 people that actually believe that. I like the g5 chip, and in some cases it's faster than your average dell.
But consider how optimized windows is on a comparible chip and things are just much faster. Maybe photoshop is faster on my mac, but the things I do everyday web, email, and browsing are faster on my pc. Better graphics drivers, and much more optmized browser connection. I have a top of the line windows machine and mac both sitting on my desk at work. My collection of macs numbers in +50 with 4 g5s currently running.
If you check out Tom's hardware you'll see how badly the g5 gets creamed in some pretty basic tests. All I know is that photoshop cs2 takes 8 seconds to launch on my g5, and 4 seconds to launch on my slower windows computer. My windows machine also renders the same effect on the same file nearly 2 minutes quicker.
This aside doesn't mean anything... None of it. You'll all be sipping the koolaid tomorrow when steve shows a intel processor outperforming current macs by a very large margin.
This is a perfect example I don't believe, Photoshop takes only 8 seconds to launch that is WAY TO FAST, you don't know how run a bench mark. What is your criteria for ending the test, the splash screen comes up ?
Who cares that is a worthless test you need to keep timing until a menu item can be used. winWows will popup an empty window real fast but then it will sit there for seconds before a menuitem can actually be used.
If its a real machine one that has been used for months then it will from time to time sit there and thrash for up to 5 minutes.
Oh yah, don't tell me about machines at home and at work.
I have had labs full of MACs and PCs for testing for years and the PCs have always been outrageously SLOWWWWWWWWW !!!
winWows looks and feels fast but when you compare the same apps side by side winWows is woowfully SLOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!
Its all nonsense this thus about fast PCs and slow Macs if the benchmarks were done with machines that had been in regular use for 6 months then you would know how PATHETICALLY SLOWWWWWWWWWWW winWows REALLY IS !!!!!!!!!!!!
For many years the benchmarks have also tested things that are useless, NOT IMPORTANT, when was it around 2002 that PC World completely revamped their benchmarks because everyone said they were nonsense tests.
They fixed the benchmarks but still use brand new machines only used machines are realistic.
Then when you add in time wasted because of bugs that eat your documents winWows becomes so lacking in cost effectiveness you would be an idiot to buy one to start with !!!
Oh and I forgot about down time and especially when that Intel processor blows up.
I worked in a small company that had 3 PCs and 1 Mac, after 1 year they had one Mac. All of the PCs LITERALLY BLEW UP !!!
Smoke poring out of the top, sometimes the harddrive went with the power-supply.
Even the expensive machine that was on the UPS I bought, expecting it to make the good machine last, just went up in smoke.
WOOW to owners of winWows !!!!!!!!!!