Which is better? OSX or Ubuntu?

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 17:30:33 UTC 2006

On 1/22/06, Richard Colbert Jr <richard at venuspcservice.com> wrote:
> Well contrary to the specs for the "Tangerine" iMac G3 say, it does in fact
> support 256MB PC100 DIMMS. I now have 320MB Ram on this machine and OS9.0.3
> is HAULING ASS. It still crashes, but it is fast.
> I put the thing back together with the 10GB HDD and OS9.0.3 installed. I am
> wondering if I should wait till I can get my hands on OSX or should I just
> install Breezy on it and be done? Any suggestions?
> My intended use for this machine is: I play lots of games online, check
> email, visit numerous news sites, visit a lot of Flash/Shockwave/Quicktime
> sites. I get 1,000+ emails a day. I design websites and do light graphics in
> Photoshop (usually), etc. I also download/rip and burn lots of CD's and
> DVD's. Occasionally edit Digital Video fed through USB or Firewire from a
> CamCorder.

You have but one choice: Mac OS X 10.4 (or 10.3). Ubuntu cannot meet
your needs. Period. Full stop.

You'll get Flash/Shockwave/Quicktime, and you can use Photoshop and
play video not supported by Quicktime using open source players (e.g.
VLC). If you need to, you can also purchase Toast 6 used (an EXCELLENT
CD/DVD burning software... need Firewire burner to use it on the iMac

Please keep in mind that your USB connection is _only_ for low speed
peripherals. You won't be able to do DVD burning if your 120 GB drive
connects to your machine through USB (you need Firewire on that Mac
since USB 2.0 didn't even exist on the drawing board... at the time
those Macs were lightyears ahead of their IBM clone counterparts in
terms of availability of high speed interfaces (few IBM clones came
with Firewire/IEE1391)... of course, that little historical tidbit is
going to do you little in 2006 ;-).


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