X86 processors are Intel & AMD processors. The OS is Windows, Linux, BE, OS/2, etc... the processor that IBM makes is the powerPC, which they use in their servers and sell to Apple.<br><br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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They (x86) are getting faster overall, Apple just can't keep up with the 2.8 Ghz market. I know about the megahertz myth but still 1.6 Ghz differance is a lot. They run off Windows and the linux/unix variations. <br><br>
but intel use complicated instruction cpus, or whatever they're called and ibm use the uncomplicated one, or whatever that is called (i forgot. i read it some places). so x86's 2.8 Ghz might be 2.5 ghz compared to apples...<br>i don't know. thanks for the info MG (gizmo) and GM (greenie). both your initials are back to front<br><br> Great Day!
get broadband cable. very fast. and the downlaoding speed is some times 500 kb/second. usually around 300 kbits per/sec...<br>but saves a lot of time. browsing is surfing...<br><br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
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Apple claims that there Dual 1Ghz is twice as good as a P4 at 2Ghz in Photoshop test, but it is like comparing Apples to Pears. The OS is better and it is plenty fast for all but the most demanding tasks. <br><br>
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