You've seen this:<br><br>http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,51926,00.html<br><br><br>They claim that even with broadband, an 800Mhz Mac takes 10 seconds to load Apple.com. Really? Is this a shortcoming of the new iMacs specifically?<br><br>I ask because with cable it takes around 7 seconds, with my 500Mhz G3 Snow iMac.<br><br>Am I alone in this, or is it a G4 issue?<br><br>
G4/867: average Apple.com load time was 3.6 seconds with 256K DSL in OmniWeb<br><br>white iBook 500 (66Mhz bus), Apple.com loaded in 4.1 seconds, average.<br><br>Three tests each, clearing cache between, averaged the numbers.<br><br>Wired IS Wacked!<br><br>________________<br>[color:purple]"Two heads are more numerous than one." Tom Weller</font color=purple>
Too many variables involved - unfair test - under 4 seconds on 8600/G4/400/IE5/"0" cache/cablemodem - by later tonight, that could jump to 10 seconds.<br><br>May as well argue the MHz factor - NOT!<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
It's a rather silly article with a misleading headline that leads you to believe the issue is iMac-specific, when the article simply discusses the performance shortcomings of Mac OS X.<br><br>These shortcomings can't be denied (unfortunately). As I heard a PC user saying recently, "I can go out and buy the cheapest current PC on the market and run Windows XP perfectly but the cheapest Mac on the market runs Mac OS X lethargically." An unfortunate truism and one that isn't helped by the fact that Macs generally aren't processor-upradable, but you still can't run Mac OS X on that PC so he's not really better off, if you ask me. ;)<br><br>I look forward to a year or so from now when the hardware is fast enough and the OS is refined enough that this argument will no longer have any significance, but until then...<br><br>
Don't know where they're getting that from. I just cleared my disc and memory cache in 'Zilla and clicked on Apple's site. Front page loaded instantly. Literally. G4/733.<br><br>So there Wired.<br><br>
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