Re: PC Processing Power (was Home Alone)

Subject: Re: PC Processing Power (was Home Alone)
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 23:36:44 +0800

Ron Sering CDS <ronaldse -at- MANX -dot- CDS -dot- TEK -dot- COM> said:
> I'm now in the market for a new machine myself, and as usual the
> older technology is vastly less expensive than top of the line. Is the
> performance of a Pentium 120 or 133 still adequate for tech writing
> tasks, such as help or web page development, or CBT applications?

What's the most demanding application you expect to run regularly
over the next two years or so? If the Pentium 133 runs it adequately,
you're in business.

FrameMaker 5 runs fine on my 486 DX4/100 with 24 MB RAM. If FM 6 turns
out to be sluggish, I'll think about an upgrade then.

Oh, I don't play PC games except for the very occasional game of golf.
If you want to be able to play the latest games, that will affect your

Stuart Burnfield (slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au) Voice: +61 9 328 8288
Functional Software Pty Ltd Fax: +61 9 328 8616

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