[rescue] PowerMac recommendations?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 20 11:51:52 CDT 2004

On Apr 20, 2004, at 12:33 PM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>> But seriously, what's wrong with using linux of Intel here?
>>   Uhhhhhhhhh, because PCs suck?
>>   A little late for your morning coffee, eh Josh? ;)
> Yes, PCs generally suck, but will 3 PCs (or two and something like that
> audiomedia appliance) running linux suck more than a single Mac trying
> to do three seperate somewhat performance intensive tasks at once?
> Sure, the Mac is like 10xs more powerfull than needed for any single
> task, but can it juggle the tasks well enough to do the three
> simultaneously without blips, and how would you control them anyway
> (presuming that the presentation software doesn't support control on 
> way
> head and display on a second head)?
> For what he describes, three lintel machines wouldn't be my first
> choise (*) But given volume constraints, and an extremely low budget,
> lintel using used notebooks is what comes to mind first.
> (*) which might be a beefed up U5 running linux for the video capture
> (using a hardware compression card or firewire), and an I2 or Octane 
> for
> the presentation stuff (with a console extender so that machine would 
> be
> in a closet nearby), and either another SGI or some PCI linux system 
> for
> the audio, to support a sound card with very clean audio outputs, 
> though
> we could perhaps use any machine that has USB and a reasonable OS that
> supports USB audio (which says to me Mac OS X, Linux, or perhaps
> Solaris).

   Oh, I forgot.  "Cheaper == better" now.  I'm sorry, I will try to 
remember that in the future.


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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