Re: best config

Rolf Hemmerling (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 00:36:58 +0200

Brian Godette wrote:
> At 11:16 PM 7/17/97 +0200, you wrote:
> You forgot to mention that was for White Pine 3.0, if you were to use WP
> 2.1.* or Cornell's version a 486-100 with 16 meg of ram and a 1 meg video
> card would be just fine. :)
I disagree: Especially for video conferencing, with all the frames on
the screen, a 1024x768 display is really the minimum, with 65K colors.
For 1200x1024 (64K colors), You need a 4 M graphics card, or for a
1600x1200 (64K colors), you need a 8 M grapics card.

Note that You need a 17" monitor for 1024x768, and 20" or 21" for
1200x1000 and bigger. And the graphics card must be able to drive
this screen with at least 70 hz on the highest resolution and color
depth !!!

And to drive such a vast graphics memory (video phones allow moving
*local* video !), You need a fast new graphics card and a fast CPU, too.


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