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I have an old laptop computer with a 20MHz '486 running Win 3.1
I have a new laptop computer with a fan-cooled 1GHz pentium running Win ME
They both do things at about the same speed (boot up, spell-check in M$Word etc) so what's the difference ?
It seems to me that there is a battle going on with processor manufacturers trying to keep up with Micro$oft's endeavours to sqander that power on trivial animated paperclips :!:
As far as computers are concerned I believe if you can tell what processor is running there must be *BIG* problems with the OS - Long live Apple !
I have a Thunderbird 1ghz and a mate with a P4 1.6 ghz and we tested his then mine with PCMark 03.
The p4 won but only just... If i bought a volcano 7 and overclocked it to about 1.3... even 1.2 I'd get a better score
Cheers The Saint
From your Local Cop Killer
PS: If anyone reads MAD mags, u will understand this picture