From: "James Boswell" <jamesbosw...@btopenworld.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 16:45:58 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Fri, Sep 27 2002 12:45 pm
Subject: Re: Why doesn't Steve Jobs' company like Macs?
>> Same reason they don't use x86 hardware,Except I didn't say that...
> So Macs are no better than x86 hardware? Thanks for that admission.
Neither x86 machines nor macs are "high end workstations"
you of course, might have lower standards and think of a machine with a pair
>> Macs are high endIOW, too expensive to be a cheapass-emachines-buying-consumer machine, and not
>> consumer/low-to-midrange workstation machines.
> IOW, too expensive to be a consumer machine, and too underpowered to
> be a workstation.
equipped with specific features that are kinda vital for high end rendering
(videocard that keeps12-bits per channel in the framebuffer and outputs to the
monitor(s) at 10-bits per channel, only AGP videocard that springs to mind
that gets anywhere near that is the Matrox Parhelia.. though some of the
(very) expensive 3dlabs gear might also be capable.)
>> SGI and Sun hardware of the type they are most probably using isHow do we know they AREN'T using Macs for everything but the 3d
>> decidedly high end.
> Steve Jobs can't find any use for Mac at his own compamy, Pixar?
modelling/scene layout/rendering ?
(If there were hard evidence that they were using Windows boxes for things
there I'd be incredibly amused.)
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