[AUUG-Talk]: Re: [BUGA] Sell me an Apple!
Gary R. Schmidt
grschmidt at acm.org
Mon Mar 27 22:40:43 EST 2006
David Lloyd wrote:
>>>I would have thought an Intel-based Mac.
>>They're brand new, and thus much more expensive. What advantage would
> Intel Macs are much faster than G4's and G5's especially when dealing
> with server applications. The OS is still slow - the chips are just
> I don't believe the Adobe suite is a native port yet to Intel Macs...
> Personally, I think the problem is OS X itself; Intel Macs only run
> faster because of the hardware - the OS is still crap.
Oh, it's _way_ beyond crap. I just started working with it, my first
"Oh No!" is this - there is a Kernel Memory Allocation Zone where kernel
allocations greater than 8Kb go.
Its size is calculated based on physical RAM, and it is *fixed*.
When I was told about this, my reaction was an incredulous, "Apple's
programmers haven't learned /anything/ since 1986?!?!?!?!?"
I await eagerly my next lesson in MacOSX design "features".
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