UX, AIX, FLAYX...

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 16:41:08 CDT 2007


On 03/09/07, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a number of PowerMacs for that side of things. :¬)
>
> The PowerPCs in Macs are the retarded little brothers of the real
> POWER processors.

Arguably, this may be so, but I'd submit two rather important riders on to that.

[1] Whereas this was the case with the 601/603/604 and so on, I'm not
sure it's really true any more. The "G5" is pretty much a 2-core
POWER4, AIUI

[2] All the interesting apps and the desktop-relevant stuff is on
PowerPC. Specifically, on OS X. Even a 10y old G3 Mac with OSX makes a
pleasant and usable machine for the Web today and for day-to-day use.
I can't think of a lot of use for a 10yo RS/6000 except as a server -
as a workstation running Motif or something, it wouldn't be much use
on the desktop today.

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