Re: MAC or Windows for CuSeeMe

Michael Sattler, San Francisco (EST)
Sat, 26 Nov 1994 23:45:43 -0500


> I been reading the PC vs. MAC debate in regard to CuSeeMe and as an
> active Windows user I am still hopeful to have audio support in windows
> sometime in 1995.

No, no, Jeffrey! It really isn't a debate!!! Just a few of us venting our
frustrations with Bill Gates' and Steve Jobs' operating systems.

> So, in order not to appear biased, I would like to find out the
> type of hardware the user community would recommend and why.

If you want audio now, plus some really amazing add-ons that I can't speak
of yet, purchase a non-AZ PowerPC Macintosh. Non-AV because Apple seems to
have tossed that path out the door. PowerPC because the speed and price
comparisons between the PPC 604 and the 100 Mhz Pentium clearly favor the
former. A Macintosh because keeping Windows machines up, running, and
networked takes more time than the equivalent Macintosh System 7 machine.
(A few days ago I installed MacTCP 2.0.6 onto a virgin Mac in *ten*
minutes.) It took me longer to run the Chameleon install!

After all, the bottom line is that you want your clients to remember you
for having a machine that never dies because the 1970s FAT file system
corrupted itself.

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