[thelist] Switching back to Mac

Gregory Wostrel info at gwcreative.com
Mon Nov 1 13:44:37 CST 2004

On Nov 1, 2004, at 12:39pm, E. Partee wrote:
> MAC emulation on the PC has come a long way. <noflame>I personally 
> loathe Macs,</noflame> but I'll use a 'fake' one if I have to. PearPC 
> can run a Mac OS on your plain ol' windows or linux box. Read about it 
> here:
> http://sourceforge.net/potm/potm-2004-11.php

This is hardly a viable option as it is (at best) beta software and the 
developers themselves state that the emulated speed is either 1/500th 
or 1/15th of the host system. To say that Mac (not MAC as it is not an 
acronym, rather, short for Macintosh) emulation has come a long way is 
a grand over statement unless you mean compared to nothing at all. The 
emulation of a PC via Virtual PC, while not speedy, is a viable tool to 
test web sites under development using a single machine. On my 
Powerbook G4 (867mhz - hardly a speed demon) the emulation is that of a 
266mhz pentium - a whole lot better than 1/15th! That puts it in the 
useable arena and is fine to check for rendering trouble and plug in 

In addition (and this is not a flame) how can you "loathe" Macs? That 
sound a bit defensive to me - feeling insecure, perhaps?

Gregory Wostrel

email: gw at gwcreative.com
web: http://www.gwcreative.com
tel: 401.286.9228

Communications and the Art of Simplicity

More information about the thelist mailing list