[rescue] Mac Appliance
joshua d boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Aug 3 11:16:53 CDT 2001
On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 10:41:47AM -0500, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 11:34:45AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > "Fast-clocked" != "powerful". Clock speed isn't a measure of
> > computing performance.
> Example in point: PDP-11/70. I know people (companies, resellers) who
> are STILL looking for these boxes when they become available, because
> they *work* and they *JUST DONT DIE*.
Does it have to be the 11/70, or would other 11s run their software? Why
look for old ones when they can buy new PDP 11s?
> > Though I don't agree with the idea, we must understand why they did
> > it. NeXTs have a postscript display system...Why interpret the
> > postscript twice? Not trying to be agumentative, but I it's an
> > important point.
> Where is it interpreting it twice? The NeXT laser printer was just a
> dumb engine that got the image info from the CPU; kinda like how the
> SPARCprinter works. It *was* only getting rendered once, unless I'm
Err, his point was that with a smart printer it would have had two
interpreters instead of only one.
Joshua D. Boyd
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