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Microsoft vs GM vs Macintosh

By SOcRatEs ยท 9 replies
Oct 14, 2005
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  1. Microsoft vs GM

    At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer
    industry with the auto industry. "If GM had kept up with technology like the
    computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000
    miles to the gallon."

  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    I just bought (tonight) a powerbook. I've used PCs since 1998, and used Macs from about 1992-1998.

    So with that disclaimer, thats a pretty funny post, I think I've seen it before, at least in part, and if they would have just left out the vs mac part at the end (last one) it would have been great.
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966

    Macs are the best @ video

    Editing done,
    Congrats on the "I just bought (tonight) a powerbook."SNGX1275.

    I got this in an e-mail several months ago and modded it, tho the mac
    stuff was already there, I added # 2 & 3.

    I had one apple comadore thing that was very cool, though
    back then I did not know much at all.
    I have many friend that are MAC only, from what I've been seeing of MACs
    I need to take closer look.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    Not really, they're going to be PC's in a few years anyway. Maybe sooner.
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966


    Well, I did take a closer look.
    It appears they are basicaly a PC.

    17-inch TFT Display
    1440x900 resolution
    1.67GHz PowerPC G4
    512MB DDR333 SDRAM
    100GB Hard Drive
    ATI Mobility Radeon
    9700 (128 MB DDR)
    Backlit keyboard
    Gigabit Ethernet
    FireWire 400 & 800
    Digital/analog audio
    DVI & S-Video out
    Dual link DVI

    If I didn't know I got that info from the apple store,
    I would've thought this was a PC laptop.
    Is it the OS2 that is so much faster and easier?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is more to things than specs you know..
  7. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    You're not going to go into this "whole experience" thing now, are you? :haha:


    I haven't had the opportunity to jerk your chain in awhile. :p
  8. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    ahh, it's the architecture that is different. macs have been evolving just like PCs, but along different paths.
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    anywhere out there that compares the speed (relative)between a PC and mac
    I know some about the market regards to price and speed
    forgetting other components for now.
    as I see a 400mhz mac still demands some cash where you can be hard put to give away a 400 mhz pc.
    I know I've tried.and if it is so effective what stopping electronic industry from going a better way.
  10. themadcoyote

    themadcoyote TS Rookie

    Main difference between mac and pc is the cpu type. Mac uses Risc cpu(the type the ps2 and ps use) and Pc use Cisc. Risc does more opertions per clock cycle and don't need to be at a higher clock frequency. But also Risc needs more memory and space. So like a 30-40 gig harddrive for mac is equal to a 20 gig harddrive for pc. Probably why itunes converts mp3's into its own format.

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