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Subject:Re: Mac Doom From:David Eric Dahl <ddahl -at- HARP -dot- AIX -dot- CALPOLY -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 13 Apr 1995 00:24:37 -0700
You can't really say "Macs are faster at this," or "PCs are faster at
that," because there are far too many variables, both in the hardware
configuration and in how the software makes use of it.
Either will do the job, and the more you spend the faster it will be
(YES, it matters).
The tool, remember, is the software; if the software you need or like
runs on either platform, spending a couple of hours on each one will give
you a feel for the differences (Kinko's rents Macs and PCs by the hour,
with a variety of WP/Design software).